Paul McCartney is donating one of his signature Hofner bass guitars to an auction that will raise money for the U.K.'s Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity. The violin-shaped instrument, which has been autographed by the Beatles star, is among the items that will be up for bid during the 2012 Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards on June 29 in London.
"I am delighted to have signed and donated this very special left-handed Hofner bass in order to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins," McCartney says in a statement. "The work they do with music therapy transforms the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the U.K., and I hope the sale of this guitar raises lots of money! Rock on!"
McCartney previously contributed a signed super-sized guitar replica to the 2007 Silver Clef Awards' charity auction, which brought in 60,000 pounds (about $95,000) for Nordoff Robbins. Bids on this year's items can be made in person at the London Hilton hotel or via phone. For more information, visit Nordoff-Robbins.org.uk.
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