FUN and laughter filled Widnes Market as TV ‘Del Boy’ lookalike hosted a charity cancer auction.

Hundreds of people turned up to support Marie Curie Cancer Care, the market’s adopted charity.

Almost £200 was raised in the first 10 minutes as shoppers bid for donated prizes including a weekend break at The Daffodil Hotel Grasmere, a year’s membership at Stadium Fitness, pair of signed Ricky Hatton boxing gloves and Neil Barrett Photography portrait.

Del Boy impersonator Steve Rooney, who was funded by the market traders, brought the cockney comic from Only Fools And Horses back to life.

The TV market trader ran the auction beside his bright yellow Trotters Independent Traders supervan.

He posed for pictures and signed autographs.

The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe opened the auction.

Widnes Market aims to raise £2,000 this year for Marie Curie Cancer Care.