A SIGNED Cradley Heathens speedway jacket is being auctioned off to raise cash for the Mayor of Dudley’s charities.

The Heathens, who won the National League and Cup double last year, have switched names from Dudley to Cradley to invoke past glories.

The jacket, complete with the famous CH initials which were first used in the 1940s, will be auctioned on ebay this week to help raise money for White House Cancer Support in Dudley and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Councillor Alan Finch, Mayor of Dudley, said: “We are very grateful to the Heathens for this kind donation which we hope will help raise plenty of funds for the charities. We wish the Heathens well with the new season as they look to defend their league and cup crowns.”

Cradley Heathens promoter Gary Patchett, said: “I’m sure there are plenty of Heathens fans in the area and indeed across the world who will be keen to get their hands on the signed race jacket.

"We hope the auction will help raise good money for two worthy causes.”

This season’s team, Paul Starke, Steve Worrall, Tom Perry, Max Clegg, Nathan Greaves, Matt Williamson and Danny Phillips, have all signed the jacket.

The ebay auction closes on Sunday, March 23.