A Barnstaple superhero who has raised thousands of pounds for a cancer awareness charity was given a standing ovation at a celebrity underwear auction on Saturday night. The event at Twitchen Holiday Park near Mortehoe was the culmination of a year-long Check Yourself, Dont Wreck Yourself campaign by mum-of-two Heather Walters, who was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. More than 40 items of underwear went under the hammer for CoppaFeel, raising more than £5,000 for the charity. Ticket sales, a raffle and matched funding from Santander helped swell the overall total on the night to in excess of £16,000. Heather, 35, has already raised £12,000 this year by asking women to donate their bras at Youings, the Barnstaple High Street shop owned by her parents. Top of the lots was singer Ed Sheerans boxer shorts, which sold for £600, and a pair of Robin Van Persies football shorts signed by the Manchester United teammates went for £400. Actress and model Cara Delevinges bra fetched £320, while model Kelly Brooks bra sold for £260. Heather, 35, said: I had no idea that things would go for what they did; I think it says a lot about the North Devon community. Everyone has really jumped on board with it and thats what I was really pleased about. Its still about raising awareness we have to change the way that we are and bring breast cancer and testicular cancer to the forefront of peoples minds. Breast cancer can be treated if its caught early its something that happens to too many people. Husband Tristan called Heather our superhero while auctioneer, Colin Thorne, from Webbers in Braunton said he had only met Heather a few weeks before the auction but his life was better for knowing her. Heather put a huge amount of time and effort into this hoping that something good might happen and she has achieved great things. It was a fabulous occasion for one key reason the spirit in the room. The desire to help get Heather over the line was wonderful from the very first lot. Heather, who finishes her cancer treatment at the end of November, thanked all those who supported the event, including staff at Twitchen, who gave up their time for free, and local catering wholesalers Philip Dennis and Youings Wholesale, which donated food and champagne. I was blown away, she added. It was such a good night and a great way to reach the pinnacle of my campaigning, although this is certainly not the end of it by any means. For more information about Heathers campaign, follow the Check yourself, dont wreck yourself page on Facebook.