PARENTS have been helped by Manchester United in their goal to revamp a Witney primary school’s library.

The Friends of Our Lady of Lourdes hopes to raise £15,000 and will hold a silent auction at the school’s annual ball at Heythrop Park Resort on Saturday to help.

One of the items being auctioned is a football signed by 21 Manchester United players and staff, including Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson.

Also up for grabs are two tickets to the club enclosure at Cheltenham Racecourse and a case of Wychwood beer.

So far, parents have raised about £2,000 towards their goal.

To bid for an item, send a sealed envelope with a maximum bid and full contact details to the primary school in Curbridge Road.