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Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson's kit auctioned

Peter Wilson's tabard
Image caption Peter Wilson won the men's double trap final at the 2012 Games

An Olympic gold medallist's kit has been auctioned for £300 after he donated it to a charity shop.

Shotgun champion Peter Wilson dropped off his London 2012 tabard, trousers and winner's shirt along with a bag "full of old socks" at Sherborne's Weldmar Hospicecare Trust in October.

The tabard, along with the trousers, sold for £200 while the shirt went for £100 in an online auction.

Shop manager Ros Hole said: "It's wonderful, he's very generous."

"His mother always brought things in, she's a regular customer, which is why he probably chose to bring it to us," she added.

"The trouble was we didn't know what it was worth, usually a shirt is sold for £6 or £7, so we decided to auction it."

A colleague had to "politely" inform Mr Wilson the shop could only recycle the socks, she said.

The 27-year-old, from Glanvilles Wootton, won the men's double trap final at the 2012 Games in London.

He also donated tracksuits, shorts and a shooting cap, which have been sold by the shop for about £100.

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