There will be some tempting sporting memorabilia up for grabs at this year's Rotorua Charity Luncheon but if sport's not your thing don't worry - there is something for everyone.

The event, hosted by Rotorua's Rotary clubs, will be held on November 11 at the Energy Events Centre, and will include live and silent auctions and a lunch.

Auction leader Chris Smith said there would be a signed All Blacks jersey up for grabs, signed by the championship team of 2016.

Also available will be $12,000 worth of double glazed glass for a house, supply only, from Metro Performance Glass and a car from Hyundai, though which kind is yet to be decided.

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Other items confirmed for auction include a framed drawing made and signed by John Key, a cricket bat signed by Brendon McCullum, a signed early 1990s rugby league shirt, a signed Football Ferns jersey and a signed All Whites jersey.

Auction committee leader Chris Smith with some of the sporting items up for auction at this year's Rotorua Charity Luncheon. Photo/Ben Fraser
Auction committee leader Chris Smith with some of the sporting items up for auction at this year's Rotorua Charity Luncheon. Photo/Ben Fraser

Mr Smith said there would be between 130 and 140 auction items, including 15 to 20 live auction items.

They were trying to think left field with ideas and to come up with items "not just for the blokes".

"We want to have a good cross section of items for both female and male."

Mr Smith said last year's inaugural event raised just over $93,000 for Rotorua charities and attracted about 440 guests.

This year they were hoping to host between 550 and 600 guests, he said.

Mr Smith said they had already sold more than 300 tickets.

He said the plan was to get the luncheon booklet, which listed the auction items available, out a couple weeks before the event so people could study it and have a ponder.

The event was a feel good thing and something great for the town, he said.

"It's just making a difference to the community."

Olympic gold medallist rower Rob Waddell will be the guest speaker for the luncheon.

Waddell is chef de mission for the New Zealand Olympic team in Rio, so will have plenty of tales to tell.

The major beneficiaries this year are St Chad's Charitable Trust, Heart Foundation Rotorua and Plunket Rotorua.

The pool beneficiaries are Rotorua Chaplaincy Trust, Older Persons Community Centre (Parksyde), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotorua Trails Trust, Kiwican, Tipu Ora and Lifelink Samaritans Rotorua.