Bid for section of Jenson's F1 car

Bidders have the chance to snap-up part of a Formula One car donated by Jenson Button at an auction arranged by his former Dorchester racing-kart club in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Up for grabs is the car's rear wing end plate, signed and mounted with an authenticity letter, which the Clay Pigeon Kart Club will put up on eBay from Saturday, August 1.

Jenson raced for several seasons at the club and was crowned its Club Cadet Champion in 1988.

The club is supporting the charity following the deaths of 49-year-old member Chris Hart and 13-year-old novice driver Robert Bailey. Clay Pigeon Kart Club member Derek Hunt said: "Chris Hart, our good friend from karting, succumbed to cancer nearly four years ago. His enthusiasm and infectious humour are still fondly remembered. Tragically, last year 13-year-old Robert Bailey sadly passed away in June 2008 after losing the fight against cancer."

Area volunteer manager Dawn Harrison said: "We are so grateful to Jenson for donating such a valuable gift."

Anyone wishing to bid should search for 'Formula 1 Memorabilia' on eBay.

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