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Win a guitar signed by Wickham Festival stars

How would you like to win a guitar signed by many of the big names at the Wickham Festival – and help a good cause into the bargain?
Donated by the Guitar Store in Southampton, it has been autographed by the likes of Paul Young, Mike Scott, Rumer, Gilbert O’Sullivan and plenty more – and raffle tickets cost just £2. But you will have to be quick as the raffle closes TODAY (August 10).

Win a signed guitar and help a great cause

The aim is to raise money for the music therapy charity George’s Rockstars set up in memory of George O’Shaughnessy who died from leukaemia in 2019 aged just six.

His mother Amy said: “He fought the disease for five years and spent a lot of time in hospital having treatment. It was tough but music therapy really helped him to process and show his emotions.

“When we lost him, we decided we wanted to do something in his memory to help other children in hospital so we set up the charity George’s Rockstars.

“The pandemic slowed it down but now it is really taking off. Some children spend a long time in hospital and things like this can really improve their stays.

Win a guitar signed by a host of Wickham stars

“A lot of what they go through is stressful and scary and this can help them process it without having to vocalise their emotions; we know from experience just how brilliant it is.

“But to include more hospitals we obviously need funding which is why we are so grateful to the Guitar Store for donating this beautiful instrument and to all the team at Wickham Festival who worked so hard to get so many signatures when they had so much else to do.”

Guitar Store owner Jamie Goatley added: “We were delighted to support such a good cause and I really hope people get behind it and we can raise a lot of money for a wonderful charity which can make such a difference.

“This really is a one-off prize which will be a unique souvenir for the lucky winner. Tickets cost just £2 each for the chance to win a fantastic piece of music memorabilia.”

The raffle raises money for George’s Rockstars music therapy charity

The list of signatures includes: Waterboys lead singer Mike Scott as well as Davy Carton and Leo Moran from the Saw Doctors plus Steve Knightley, Martha Wainwright, Rumer, Paul Young, John Jones and Alan Prosser of Oysterband, Graham Gouldman of 10CC, Johnny Kalsi of Dhol Foundation Grace Petrie, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Swill from The Men They Couldn’t Hang and Paul McLoone from the Undertones.

Click here to enter or visit George’s Rockstars for more details about the charity.



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