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Charity day gets boost from Noel Gallagher and Wayne Rooney
11:32am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
THE auction of a guitar signed by Britpop legends Oasis drove the profits from a charity golf day into five figures.
The instrument bearing the signatures of Noel and Liam Gallagher, sold for £5,000, helping the event in aid of the Michael Witt information room at North Baddesley Surgery net £11,700.
The tournament, held at Ampfield Golf Club on Friday, was the latest fundraiser organised in memory of Michael, who died in 1999, and his family hoped to make between £3,000 and £5,000.
They will use the cash to help secure the future of the Michael Witt room which is staffed by volunteers and is open daily between 9.15am and 12.15pm. It has a vast library of medical videos, DVDs and books giving information on issues such as immunisation when travelling overseas, supplies of hearing aid batteries and funding towards counselling services.
Michael’s father Trevor said: “It was a most successful day.
The money we’ve raised will last for many years.”
All resources in the room have been provided through fund-raising, including quiz nights and prior to the latest event £25,000 had been raised over the years.
A field of 111 teed off with Michael’s brother Stephen, 43, one of the organisers, winning with a one under par round of 53.
Peugeot dealer Snows of Romsey had donated a car as a prize for anyone scoring a hole-in-one at the 18th – however no one managed to ace the last.
The evening auction contributed the lion’s share of the cash, £9,700, apart from the Gallagher’s guitar, lots included two England football shirts, one signed by Wayne Rooney and the other by Steven Gerrard, a Saints shirt signed by the team and a signed Manchester City League Champions team shirt.
The Oasis guitar went to a sealed bid from a buyer who wished to remain anonymous.
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