Queen, The Who, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller are just a few of the acts to support charity Teenage Cancer Trust’s Star Boot Sale fundraiser, which goes live today, and runs for two weeks [closes at 8pm on Thursday 6 May].
They are amongst the stars of music, stage and screen who have donated memorabilia included in this new online auction of 130 items, which is set to raise thousands to support young people with cancer.
As well as the auction, some of the donated memorabilia has been included in a £5 a ticket raffle so that as many fans as possible have the chance to get involved.
Teenage Cancer Trust hope that this new fundraiser will help them recoup some of the money it has lost after having to cancel its annual week of flagship fundraising gigs at the Royal Albert Hall for the second year due to coronavirus.
Items on offer in the auction and raffle include:
A Vox Amp signed by Queen’s Brian May
Vespa helmet signed by array of stars including Eddie Vedder, Liam Gallagher and Wilko Johnson
A Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall programme signed by headliners including Coldplay, Eric Clapton and Madness
Blink 182’s Travis Barker’s hand signed drumsticks
Signed Bring Me the Horizon CDs
Paul Weller signed limited edition Ben Sherman T-shirt
Rare Adidas Stan Smith trainers signed by Noel Gallagher
Perhaps the most unusual item is a limited edition can of Heinz Baked Beans signed by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend of The Who.
It is one of just 57 signed cans in existence that were released earlier this month in homage to the band’s 1967 album The Who Sell Out. The now iconic sleeve for the album featured Roger Daltrey sitting in a bath full of Heinz Beans, and the signed cans sold out in days.
Roger Daltrey, The Who’s frontman and Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, said:
“Young people with cancer are particularly at risk from coronavirus. And right now, Teenage Cancer Trust funded nurses and support teams are going above and beyond to provide the care they need at a time when healthcare services are under huge pressure.
“They are amazing people – but not many people realise that their work is completely reliant on fundraised income and donations. So please get involved in this new fundraiser if you can. Our friends from across the entertainment industry have searched their cupboards and donated some great stuff and remember every penny raised will make a difference.”
To view the full list of auction items please visit: www.givergy.uk/StarBootSale