Friday 29th November 2019

The 12 Strummers Strumming auction goes live today (29th November) at www.12strummersstrumming.com, and will run until 12th December. 

Music lovers, and those looking for the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas, have the chance to bid on a signature David Gilmour guitar signed by the Pink Floyd legend himself, and an amplifier signed by Queen’s Brian May. Signed guitars by Paul Weller, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Muse’s Matt Bellamy, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno and The Who’s Pete Townshend are also available, as well as guitars signed by all members of Bring Me The Horizon, Doves, The Script and Snow Patrol. 

Funds raised from the 12 Strummers Strumming auction will go towards Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to 13-24 year olds diagnosed with cancer. Last Christmas, the charity raised £35,000 by auctioning off drum equipment donated by artists such as Iron Maiden’s ’s Nicko McBrain, Phil Collins, and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason.   

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “Not only is music a massive part of teenagers’ lives, it’s at the heart of Teenage Cancer Trust, and so we’re delighted to be launching the 12 Strummers Strumming auction this Christmas with the support of so many music icons.  

“Christmas can be a really tough time of year for young people with cancer, but Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses and Youth Support Coordinators work hard to spread festive cheer and keep Christmas special for young people. Not only would these guitars make the perfect Christmas present for any music fan, but the funds raised will make an extraordinary difference to the lives of young people with cancer at Christmas, and all year round.” 

To take part in the online auction, which runs until 12th December, visit: www.12strummersstrumming.com.  

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For more information and images please contact Olivia Massie at media@teenagecancertrust.org or 0207 612 0377 / 07715 961527  

About Teenage Cancer Trust 

  • Every day seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer.  
  • Teenage Cancer Trust’s life-changing care and support for young people before, during and after cancer provides young people with an opportunity to build their self-esteem and meet others living through the same experience.  
  • Working in partnership with the NHS, Teenage Cancer Trust has also funded and built 28 specialist units in hospitals across the UK that feel more like a home than a hospital ward.   
  • Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).