The 2008 Tour de France yellow jersey, worn and singed by the winner, Carlos Sastre, was sold on Saturday for £1,240.
The auction, held through Ebay, attracted 43 bidders. All proceeds will fund a multi-sports day for deaf children and young deaf people which is held by National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) in Walsall, West Midlands, on 10 October.
Carlos Sastre, who donated the yellow jersey to NDCS, said: “I am very proud to help the National Deaf Children’s Society to raise awareness of the obstacles that deaf children face at school and in their every day life.
“Every deaf child has the right to be fully included and valued by society. In this sense, NDCS’s services for and campaigns in aid of deaf children help to make their voices heard.”
Simon Kirby, NDCS Corporate Development Manager, comments: “We are pleased to have become a charity partner for the auction of Sastre’s yellow jersey and are grateful to Wiggle (the online cycling shop) for supporting our sports day for deaf children and young people in Walsall.”