Football memorabilia signed by World Cup star Sir Geoff Hurst in charity auction for Perrie Greaves Fundraising Trust

Perrie Greaves, 21, who lost his three-year battle with cancer. Picture: submitted

Perrie Greaves, 21, who lost his three-year battle with cancer. Picture: submitted

Football memorabilia signed by 1966 World Cup stars will be just some of the items under the hammer for a charity auction in memory of a young cancer victim.

The event on May 28 at The Talk nightclub in Norwich organised by the Perrie Greaves Fundraising Trust is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).

Former Sprowston High School student Perrie Greaves, 21, from the Heartsease area of Norwich, died in November 2012 following a three-year cancer battle.

His school friends, brother and sister Elliott Oxborrow, 25, from Thorpe St Andrew, and Kayleigh Garry, 28, from Aylsham, set up the Perrie Greaves Fundraising Trust five years ago to raise money for the TCT through an annual football tournament.

Since then £12,500 has been raised through more fundraising events including a charity auction which took place in 2014 and 2015.


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Paul Oxborrow, 54, from Plumstead Road East in Thorpe St Andrew, who is father to Mr Oxborrow and Mrs Garry, said: 'We are hoping to smash through the £15,000 barrier and beyond this year.

'The auction should be a good night of entertainment and raise plenty of money for a wonderful cause.'

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He added: 'I'm proud of what my son and daughter have done through the trust. Being a parent, I'm so grateful my children and grandchildren are healthy. The fundraisers are a way to help families who are going through awful treatments.'

Mr Oxborrow, who owns Thorpe Plant Centre on Plumstead Road East, said: 'Perrie was a lovely young man. He was on the threshold of what was going to be an important part of his life. Everyone loved Perrie.'

The 21-year-old was treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

This year's auction night starts at 7pm where there will be entertainment from Britain's Got Talent entertainer Stu Arnold.

The bidding starts at 8pm and so far includes just over 30 items.

Top lots are a shirt and ball signed by England footballers Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.

Bids can be made on the items from May 5 on the Perrie Greaves Fundraising Trust Facebook Page and tickets for the auction cost £5.

For more information or to offer an auction item call Mr Oxborrow on 07737 631074 or message the trust's Facebook page.

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