Music Stars Rally for Charity Auction
SOME of the
biggest names in the music business have given their support to The
Linda McCartney Centre by donating memorabilia for auction. Deep
Purple’s, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover and Yoko Ono are some who have
all given items to help raise money for the Liverpool centre.
The auction was launched on Saturday 11 November 2006 at a gig at
the Cavern Club, when bands from around the UK will come together to
play at world-famous club.
The auction is expected to raised in the region of £3,000 for
state-of-the-art treatment and research centre based at the Royal
Liverpool University Hospital. So far approximate raised £1,500 at
gig, but that does not include auction items!
Simon Wood, The Linda McCartney Centre said:- “It is great to
see these people come together to help raise money for The Linda
McCartney Centre. At the moment it is like Christmas day when the
postman comes with the parcels containing the auction items.
The night was a perfect opportunity for music fans to get themselves
a piece of musical memorabilia, have a great time and raise monies
for a fantastic cause in the process.
I am delighted there has already been such a good response for the
At the event where several well know names like Julia Bird (nee
Lennon) and Merseyside Woman of The Year Margaret Shields.
Also at the event was TV presenter Jonathan Thompson who started the
auction off. "This is a fantastic idea and people who bid will
not only get an item, but they also help to raise cash for the
charity. It is a win win situation for the lucky winning bidders and
Items available for
auction include; a signed book and tour poster from the voice of
Deep Purple ‘Ian Gillan’, a John Lennon CD signed by Yoko
Ono, a signed picture of Shirley Bassey, an original picture painted
by Deep Purple’s very own Roger Glover, a signed Jose Carreras CD
and two Deep Purple concert tickets with backstage passes for Deep
Purple UK tour 2007.
If you did not know, The Linda McCartney Centre is based as the
Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is home to some of the most
innovative forms of treatment and high quality care for those who
need our help. Since opening in 2000, has treated over 150,000
Bands who play on the 11 November include Signified, Daywalker,
Stations, David Domminney and Kindred Spirit.
Paintings for sale
donated by Roger Glover of Deep Purple and Steve Balsamo (former
West End Jesus Christ Superstar) of The Story’s will be on exhibit
at The Linda McCartney Centre from 20 November 06 to 24 November
2006 between 9am and 5pm.
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