Singer, songwriter James Blunt’s guitar that was used in his 2006 world tour is being auctioned, with proceeds raised going to end of life charity, Marie Curie.
The 12 string guitar was given to James in 2006 by Seagull Guitars of Canada and was played by him extensively on his world tour of that year before he gifted it to his guitar tech at the end of the tour.
Now, with James’ blessing, the guitar has been donated to Amanda Casey from Marie Curie, for online auction through McTear’s.
Amanda is taking on a gruelling Arctic Circle Survival Challenge in January 2025 to raise much needed funds for the charity, which cares and supports terminally ill people and their loved ones in their own homes or at one of its hospices.
All money raised from the auction will go directly to Marie Curie.
Amanda Casey, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie Scotland, said:
“To have been gifted James’ beautiful guitar for auction is so generous. Not only will it help me towards my £4,000 fundraising target, but it’s a wonderful piece of memorabilia.
“Each and every day that I spend in my role as a Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie I have the privilege and honour to see first-hand the care and support given to our patients and their families. Everyone is treated with upmost compassion, dignity, love and kindness at a time when it is needed most.
“Taking on this challenge will be hard – mentally and physically, which is something our patents and their families face living with a terminal illness. But it’s important to me to be able to give back so that Marie Curie can continue being there to help others.”
McTear’s director, Magda Ketterer, said:
“The team at Marie Curie do an incredible job and we were delighted to be able to help with the fundraising drive. Amanda is taking on a gruelling challenge and we will be pulling out the stops to help her reach her fundraising target through the sale of this fantastic guitar. The instrument is a fabulous piece of pop and rock memorabilia and I have no doubt there will be considerable interest when it goes under the hammer.”
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To read more about Amanda’s expedition, please visit HERE