South Yorkshire football fans support Sheffield United-supporting presenter

Charlie Webster with one of her running shirts.
Charlie Webster with one of her running shirts.
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Football fans in South Yorkshire have helped score a fundraising boost for a TV presenter’s running challenge.

Signed football shirts for Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, were all auctioned off to raise a total of £645 towards Charlie Webster’s appeal.

The 31-year-old Sky Sports presenter, a forme r pupil of Tapton School, ran more than 250 miles and visited 40 football clubs across England to raise money and awareness for domestic violence charity Women’s Aid.

She has raised more than £50,000 for the charity so far and the signed shirts gave an extra boost.

Charlie said: “The challenge was incredibly gruelling and pushed me to my limit, but it was all worth it for the amount of money and awareness we have raised.”

The Sheffield United shirt raised the most money at auction, selling for £180.

The Barnsley shirt made £166, Rotherham United £115, Sheffield Wednesday £102 and Doncaster Rovers £82.

Football shirts were auctioned off at football clubs across the country and raised a total of £3,631.

n Charlie, a Sheffield United supporter, is still accepting donations online. Visit www.justgiving.com/charliesbigchallenge to make a donation.