Wednesday 26 August 2015

Martin House Children’s Hospice exciting auction

                                                                                                                                              Martin House Children’s Hospice presents 

 Martin House Children’s  Hospice are once 
  again raising funds through auctioning some exciting signed items from Leeds/Reading 2015        
 To celebrate Leeds Festival’s annual return to the region,
 The items are:
·       Framed Vinyl of 'AM' by Arctic Monkeys  *SIGNED BY ARCTIC MONKEYS*
·       Zildjian Custom 20" Crash Cymbal *OWNED & SIGNED BY BLINK 182's TRAVIS BARKER*
·       Leeds Festival 2014 Set List + Sticker** *SIGNED BY BRODY DALLE*
·       *Signed CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN Stickers***+ two rare 7" singles of Homesick & Rango

** The ‘stickers’ are large, industrial strength and Leeds Festival branded. Perfect for drumskins or equipment - designed by Harry and Cameron; two young men from Martin House.
Bidding has now commenced on one of the charity’s eBay pages, seller ‘, and will be live until Thursday 3rd September at 7pm. If you are a music fan, do be sure to keep an eye on this eBay page following Leeds Festival for future signed goodies!

Through the power of social networking and media support, Martin House hope to attract significant support and interest, which in turn will raise the profile and awareness for the local, children’s charity. To date, a fantastic £7,000 has been raised for them through auctioning Leeds Festival memorabilia.

This innovative way of fundraising is a result of Martin House’s strong relationship with Festival Republic, who have supported the hospice since 2004. Their connection later led to the inception of the Centre Stage fundraising music competition, for local under 21 year olds, where winning acts perform at both Leeds and Reading. Now in its sixth year, Centre Stage has raised over £200,000 for Martin House and 2015’s winners ‘Mallrats’, from York, will be taking to Leeds and Reading Festivals’ BBC Introducing stages this weekend.

Centre Stage Background: The premise of the Centre Stage Competition is to give young bands a fantastic platform and exposure whilst raising vital funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice. Since its initial launch, by The Pigeon Detectives in autumn 2009, Centre Stage has so far provided a platform for over 170 young, Yorkshire acts and raised over £200,000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice. The competition has the support of Embrace, The Pigeon Detectives, The Cribs, Pulled Apart by Horses and Festival Republic. Overall, the competition is about YOUNG PEOPLE HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE!

Martin House Children’s Hospice: Martin House Children’s Hospice cares for children and young people, throughout Yorkshire, who have a life limiting illness. They support their families too, through the life of their child and through their bereavement. On opening in 1987, they were only the second children’s hospice in the UK and now are pivitol in leading the movement. Martin House needs to raise over £5m this year to run, receiving less than 18% from Government sources.

Contact: Sarah Smith – Centre Stage Organiser: // 01937 844569
Twitter: @centrestage2015 // @MartinHouseCH
Facebook – ‘Centre Stage – Yorkshire’

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