Muse’s Matthew Bellamy has a signature guitar called the MB-1 by the UK’s Manson Guitar Works. One of his guitars was recently signed by all three Muse members and auctioned off for charity on the 31st July. The auction was organised by Adrian Ashton, Manson’s Sales Director and raised in excess of £55,000 for two UK charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA).
Helen Thompson, spokesperson for the PSPA said ‘ We would like to extend our thanks to the generous buyer, to all those at Manson’s Guitar Works who contributed to the initiative, especially for choosing PSPA as one of the beneficiaries of this sale. The £27,000 we have received is a transformational amount of money for the PSPA…’
Speaking on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Community Fundraiser Sarah Washington, commented ‘ the final bid coming in meant Marie Curie Cancer Care benefited from £27,653.96. This will provide 1382 nursing hours, which based on 26 hours a week would be a whole year of nursing care for a patient. We were delighted when we were informed of the amount that this generous gift raised’