A unqiue piece of music history is to be auctioned on Ebay to raise money for North West children's hospices. Claire House, along with Manchester children's hospice Francis House, will benefit from the sale of a stunning guitar, personnally signed by Manchester music legends including The Stone Roses, Oasis, Elbow, The Courteeners, The Ting Tings and Shaun Ryder.
You can 'Like' the Madchester guitars Facebook page here for all the latest info on the auction. The auction will go live on Thursday 1st November for ten days.
Adam Masters, the man behind the guitar and the idea to auction it for charity explains why he is supporting local children's hospices in this unique way:
The idea for the Madchester guitar came about around 2 years ago. I was working at PMT Manchester and I heard some news that changed my outlook on everything. A friend, colleague and legend of the Manchester music scene and his wife, lost a beloved daughter at the age of one. My daughter was the same age at the time and I was floored by emotion. Sadness, anger, confusion-how could this happen to someone so young? To some of the nicest people you could ever meet? To any parent? Life is so unfair.
But most of all it made me for the first time really want to make a difference. Music is everything to a lot of us, the soundtrack to life. A few of us have been lucky enough to have made careers working around it and be part of some amazing moments, but it means nothing in the grand scheme of things. However because of our chosen career path things like this become possible and it was as simple as this....I was not going to stop until that guitar had the biggest names ever to come out of Manchester on it. That mission is now complete. Phase two now begins-spread the word-BIG TIME because on Thursday 1st November 2012 its going to auction on ebay.
One of the best things to come out of this was meeting Suzanne Price, a co founder of the charity chART. It was perfect, a charity that has connections in music and works with musicians, plus auctions Rock n Roll memorabilia which is donated to them and with the proceeds buys instruments, and donates to hospices caring for seriously ill children and young people with life limiting conditions. This is just one aspect of chART, they work to enrich the lives of children and young people in hospices through the performing, creative and literary arts. Art and design, film and photography, theatre and dance, crafts, music and literary arts. I am now a patron of chART and I'm very proud of that.
This guitar is dedicated to Lucy ( Lucy is a little girl who sadly lost her battle for life aged 1)