The Game of Thrones star’s 1973 military Series III Lightweight sold for £8,000 on a hugely successful night that saw £24,000 raised for Weston Park Cancer Hospital Charity.
The auction was organised by Sheffield United Football Club and was held at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. 160 guests were treated to a performance from singer Myleene Klass ahead of the auction.
The Hollywood star’s Land Rover donation shocked the auction organisers, when they asked lifelong Blades fan Bean if he would contribute some collectables for the event. They never expected him to give away ‘The Blademobile’ to boost the fund raising.
Derbyshire-based businessman Chris Miller was the highest bidder and now owns not only a Series III Lightweight Land Rover but his own piece of Hollywood memorabilia too.
He said: ‘I can’t believe I now own Sean’s vehicle. It needs a bit of work but it’ll be a fantastic project to work on.’
Sheffield United Operations Director and Weston Park patron, Dave McCarthy, said: ‘This was a spectacular event that will stay long in the memory. Events like this really do make a difference for charities such as Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity – not just in terms of the money given, but the awareness raised.’
Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity Deputy Director, Tina Harrison, explained how the money raised will be put to good use around the hospital: ‘The money raised will go towards funding various projects within Weston Park Hospital; including the expansion of research studies, improving the way cancer treatments are delivered and supporting the ongoing care provisions of patients and their families affected by cancer in our region.’