David Beckham’s Royal Wedding suit material to be auctioned off for charity

From the Huddersfield Examiner:

CLOTH from the same roll used to make the suit worn by David Beckham at William and Kate’s royal wedding is being auctioned for charity.

Huddersfield-based cloth company Bower and Roebuck sold the material to Polo Ralph Lauren to make David Beckham’s trousers back in April.

Now the remaining three and half metres of cashmere cloth is being auctioned to raise money for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Carl Stuart menswear, of Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield, has offered to custom design a suit for the lucky bidder using the material.

The auction will take place at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice ball on September 10. Tickets are still available and cost £50 per person or £450 for a table of ten.

Gina Fielding, from the charity, said: “The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice exists to give vital support to children with a life-limiting or life threatening condition and their families across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

“There are more than 400 children and families in our area who need the help the hospice offers and we hope we can raise some money from the auction.”

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