Wayne Rooney has helped raise over £43,000 for charity with the sale of a custom motorbike he helped design.
The 2012 Lauge Jensen 'chopper' bike was diamond-encrusted, with 21 black and a single white diamond on a specially created shift rod.
A signed ‘Rooney 10’ shirt was lacquer-sealed on the petrol tank, with an image of Rooney celebrating his overhead-kick against Manchester City during the 2010/11 season also painted on the rear mudguard.
Additionally, the Manchester United striker’s signature is emblazoned in a number of places on the bike – including the seat – to give the vehicle an iconic and original look.
“The bike I designed was auctioned yesterday at Bonham's Auction House in Chester and raised £43,250. I'm delighted that so much money has been raised for the KidsAid Charity,” wrote Rooney on his official Facebook page yesterday (Thursday).
As Rooney mentioned, money raised from the sale at Bonham’s auction house in Chester goes to KidsAid, a Danish-based children’s charity that helps sick youngsters.
Bonham’s confirmed that the bike was sold to an anonymous bidder, and other items that raised money on the day included a Brazil shirt worn by Pele and a collection of 22 worn and signed shirts from the inaugural Premier League season in 1992/93.