Elbow donate signed guitar to landmine heroes

A Godin Montreal guitar signed by all five members of the band tops auction
raising money for leading Manchester-based landmine charity, MAG

Mercury nominated GoGo Penguin, Billy Bragg, Marilyn Manson, Stephen Fry,
The Prodigy and Lenny Kravitz have also donated one-off collectables to the
‘Music Beats Mines’ auction

Auction: Thursday 27 November, 9pm - Sunday 7 December, 9pm. Access the auction shop here.

Tuesday 25 November:   Christmas has come early for Elbow fans who will have the chance to snap up an incredible gift after the band donated a much-loved guitar to a Manchester-based landmine charity.

Signed by all five members of the band, the Godin Montreal guitar has been used in their live show for the past eight years. The star item is being auctioned on eBay along with lots from Mercury-nominated GoGo Penguin, The Prodigy, Lenny Kravitz and Stephen Fry in aid of MAG (Mines Advisory Group).

Proceeds from the ‘Music Beats Mines’ auction will go to fund MAG’s lifesaving work across the world to clear war zones of landmines and weapons, helping men, women and children gain access to food, water and aid.

Long-time supporters of the Manchester-based charity, Elbow used MAG’s logo on their 2014 chart-topping album The Take Off and Landing of Everything, and have lent their track ‘Colour Fields’ to a MAG video, first aired at Glastonbury this year

Frontman Guy Garvey is encouraging people to grab some one-off music memorabilia in time for Christmas, whilst supporting a charity close to his heart.

He says, ““We’ve been huge admirers of the work MAG do for over a decade now. They risk their lives to piece back together war-torn communities. Supporting MAG means that we get to feel like heroes without leaving the safety and comfort of our armchairs.

“All you have to do to be one of those heroes is bid in their auction. So go on… support MAG this Christmas, and be a hero.”

Some of the music world’s biggest names have donated signed CDs, posters and other one-of-a-kind musical merchandise to MAG for its Music Beats Mines online auction, kicking off this week.

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Marilyn Manson, Billy Bragg, and Grammy award-winning country superstar Nanci Griffith have all donated to the online charity auction, starting on Thursday 27 November.

The auction goes live on eBay at 9pm on Thursday 27 November and ends at 9pm on Sunday 7 December 2013. The auction shop can be accessed here.

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For more information on MAG’s work, or on the Music Beats Mines campaign, please contact Clare Hargreaves on 0161 238 5445 / clare.hargreaves@maginternational.org or Ingrid Turner on 0161 238 5437 / ingrid.turner@maginternational.org

Alternatively visit the MAG website: http://www.maginternational.org/music-beats-mines

MAG is Manchester-based charity that clears landmines, destroys weapons and makes land safe across the world. It shares a Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban landmines and achieve a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

To find out more visit www.maginternational.org

1.       Auction shop link in full: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/minesadvisorygroup

2.       Auction lots include:

•           SIGNED Godin Montreal guitar from Elbow

•           SIGNED GoGo Penguin v2​.​0 CD (Mercury nominated album)

•           RARE Nanci Griffith gig posters

•           SIGNED Billy Bragg and The Red Stars Signed Live Bootleg CD

•           SIGNED Billy Bragg Live At The Union Chapel DVD

•           SIGNED Billy Bragg photos

•           SIGNED Stephen Fry More Fool Me book

•           SIGNED Steve Harley Anytime CD

•           SIGNED electronic production equipment from renowned producer Martin Stimming

And many more……….

For more information on MAG’s work, or on the Music Beats Mines campaign, please contact Clare Hargreaves on 0161 238 5445 / clare.hargreaves@maginternational.org or Ingrid Turner on 0161 238 5437 / ingrid.turner@maginternational.org

Alternatively visit the MAG website: http://www.maginternational.org/music-beats-mines

For more information on MAG’s work, or on the Music Beats Mines campaign, please contact Clare Hargreaves on 0161 238 5445 / clare.hargreaves@maginternational.org or Ingrid Turner on 0161 238 5437 / ingrid.turner@maginternational.org

Alternatively visit the MAG website: http://www.maginternational.org/music-beats-mines

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Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is an international organization that saves lives and builds futures through the removal and destruction of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other weapons remaining after conflict. Since 1989, MAG has worked in over 35 countries and was a co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. MAG's leading priority is to protect the lives and well-being of the most vulnerable individuals in contaminated areas, by providing risk-education and removing deadly weapons. Equally important, we focus on development by clearing land in affected areas to open access for agriculture, water, schools, hospitals, and roads. MAG America is a 501 (c)(3) organization that raises funds and awareness for MAG's life-saving work from the American community, which includes individuals, corporations, foundations, and government donors. For more information, visit www.magamerica.org.

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Elbow have donated a much loved signed guitar to help their 'heroes' at a Manchester based landmine charity
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A Godin Montreal guitar signed by all five members of the band tops Christmas music auction raising money for leading Manchester-based landmine charity, MAG
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Mercury nominated GoGo Penguin, Billy Bragg, Marilyn Manson, Stephen Fry, The Prodigy and Lenny Kravitz have also donated one-off collectables to the ‘Music Beats Mines’ auction this Christmas.
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Auction: Thursday 27 November, 9pm - Sunday 7 December, 9pm.
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