The North-east public will have the chance to bid for a piece of pop memorabilia when a guitar signed by X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, and chart-topping soloist, Ed Sheeran, goes up for grabs in the 2011 Northsound Cash for Kids live charity auction this weekend.
The auction runs over Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, and will be broadcast simultaneously on Northsound 1 at 96.9FM and Northsound 2 at 1035MW.
The team of radio presenters will be encouraging listeners to dig deep and place their bids for items in the hope of securing them.
The more unusual items going under the hammer include a week’s rental of a motor home and a cocktail masterclass with mixology lesson for up to six people.
A huge range of other fantastic lots are up for grabs, ranging from signed pictures of Alford musician Emelie Sande and a corporate box at Aberdeen Football Club, to a two-night stay at the Marriot Hotel and a year membership at the Warehouse gym.
All of the items have been kindly donated by businesses and individuals across Aberdeen City and Shire and the money raised will be spent locally to help underprivileged, sick and disabled children.
Michelle Herd, Cash for Kids Charity Manager, said: “We have a fantastic and diverse range of lots for this year’s auction and hopefully we can raise a substantial amount of money.
“The auction always proves incredibly popular with our listeners and we hope they will once again show their usual generosity and support in bidding for some of the fantastic items on offer this year. After all, every penny raised will be used to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in our city.”
Cash for Kids, Northsound’s listener charity, was set up 15 years ago to distribute grants to individual youngsters as well as groups, organisations and projects working with underprivileged, sick and disabled children throughout the North-East. Each year it aims to raise £200,000.
For more information on Cash for Kids, visit www.northsound1.com/cashforkids or call 01224 337010.