Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting TIMES NEWS to 80360, or email us
Bradley Wiggins' golden throne kept in Barnet to raise cash for Pod children's charity
Barnet's Olympic fans have the chance to strike a pose on the golden throne Bradley Wiggins sat on after winning gold in the London 2012 Games.
Party planning company Theme Traders in Oaklands Road, Cricklewood, made the hand-carved wooden seat for the time trial champion.
After the ornamental chair failed to sell at a Sotheby’s auction, Theme Traders has decided to use it as a unique way to raise cash for charity.
Company director Kim Einhorn said: “We wanted to use the chair for something really nice and so we're using it to raise money for Pod children’s charity. They hold parties for children in hospitals around the country as well as in Barnet.
“People can make an appointment to have a photo taken on the throne for £50. Every £50 donation pays for one party so it will be a really fantastic thing.
“In the end I’m extremely pleased the throne didn’t sell at auction because now we get to keep it and hopefully over the years we’ll get to raise a huge amount of money for Pod.”
Themes Traders, which makes props for hit TV show the X-Factor, also has a collection of Olympic memorabilia including Olympic torches and photographs of Bradley Wiggins.
To have a photograph taken on the throne donations must be made to Pod via www.podcharity.org.uk