Jun 19, 2012
Sir Paul McCartney has been a long-time supporter of the Nordoff Robbins charity and this year is generously donating an exclusive signed Hofner bass violin guitar to auction and raise money for the life changing music therapy charity.
Whilst performing with The Beatles, the Hofner bass became Sir Paul McCartney’s signature instrument. This exceptionally rare piece of music memorabilia is a unique piece and has been generously donated by Sir Paul for auction at the charity’s annual Silver Clef Awards, the aim being to raise vital funds for their work transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music.
The Guitar will be auctioned at the annual O2 Silver Clef Event that raises money for Nordoff Robbins at the Hilton, Park Lane, on June 29th. To bid for the one-off McCartney signed guitar, you can do so by phone or in person.
“I am delighted to have signed and donated this very special left-handed Hofner bass in order to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins. They work they do with music therapy transforms the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK, and I hope the sale of this guitar raises lots of money! Rock on!”
This is the second time that McCartney has so generously donated a signed guitar to Nordoff Robbins. In 2007 he raised £60,000 for the charity when the giant guitar was auctioned at the O2 Silver Clef, and with the help of the public, we hope to match or even better this amount.
The life transforming work at Nordoff Robbins allows people who can feel isolated by autism or dementia to communicate and share through music. It’s an incredible charity that helps thousands of people across the UK every year and is hoping to help more. It is a charity with one of the most impressive list of supporters including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who, Tom Jones, Take That, Coldplay, Muse, U2 and so many more from the 37 years that it has been in action. This year, the O2 SIlver Clef will be celebrating Jessie J, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Buble, Emeli Sande, Conor Maynard, Laura Wright and there are still more to be announced.
David Munns, Chairman, Nordoff Robbins says:
“Sir Paul McCartney is a living legend and we couldn’t be happier about this huge act of generosity for the second time. McCartney was awarded the Silver Clef Award himself in 1988 and has since been extremely supportive. The O2 Silver Clef Awards began 37 years ago, and through that event alone we have raised over £8m for Nordoff Robbins, allowing us to use music to transform the lives of many thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Our music therapy work is life changing but we need to raise more funds to continue to reach those who need it the most.”