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Charity auction offers chance to bid on art, sporting memorabilia, and hospitality

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Salvador Dalí Flordali I


Art by Salvador Dalí and Tracey Emin, football shirts signed by Pele, Lionel Messi, and members of the 1966 Word Cup-winning England team, and dinner at the UK's top restaurants are among the lots at a charity auction being run on behalf of Business Against Poverty.

The proceeds of the auction will help BaP deliver its work with children in poverty both in the UK and abroad.

Among the lots are a limited edition Dalí lithograph signed on the stone, which has a reserve of £750, and a signed print by Tracy Emin, which has a reserve of £1,850.

For sporting fans there are shirts signed by Pelé (£450), Messi (£595), and ten members of the England 1966 squad (£975), with a pair of running spikes signed by Usain Bolt carrying a £495 reserve. An opening bid of £2,750 will get punters in the running for a Thrilla in Manila presentation with gloves signed by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

For movie fans there is a poster of The Godfather Part II signed by Al Pacino (£350), Star Wars mini movie poster signed by Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) £195, and an Italian Job presentation signed by Michael Caine (£295), while for music fans bidding for an LP presentation of Definitely Maybe by Oasis, signed by both Liam and Noel Gallagher, starts at £795.

The 47 lot auction also features tables at top restaurants, tickets for sporting events, vintage wine, jewellery, and a Strictly Come Dancing Masterclass with Kristina Rihanoff for up to 12 people, which has an opening bid of £635.

The auction, which opened yesterday, will be accepting bids until 9pm on November 14. To see all the lots and place a bid head to www.jumblebee.co.uk/peopleagainstpoverty

Pictured: Salvador Dalí Flordali I