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chART would like to sincerely thank multi-instrumentalist and musical legend Sting for donating a signed guitar to our St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice Appeal.  If anyone would like to donate this is what the appeal is all about :-

We are honoured to be working with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice Newcastle and Sage Gateshead in 2015/16.  Please help us to give the young adults and children of St Oswald’s the opportunity to take part in some exciting music sessions organised by the fabulous Sage Gateshead for a whole year.  We are donating the initial £2000 (Funded by the auction of guitars signed by Bryan Adams and Queen) but we need to raise a further £3000 to fund the provision of activities over the course of the year.

The funds already raised will enable participation in different genres of music during the first three quarters of the year.  Options will include beat box, classical, pop, rock, steel and instrument making with the aim to provide a celebration of the different genres in the fourth quarter with the additional funds raised from this appeal.

Each activity will have roughly 4 visits from Sage Gateshead and provide an interactive music making experience.  All age ranges will be included over the year and each child’s strength and abilities will be catered for.  Music can play such an important role – the aim of these sessions is to give the children and young adults the opportunity to enjoy music they might not otherwise have experienced and to increase the confidence of the children and young adults, both as an individual and within the group.

Please take some time to visit St Oswald's website HERE

Many thanks to Ians Chain, Wendy and Alan Savill for their very kind donation to our cause of £150.00. This will be used to fund blank canvases for Acorns Hospice in Birmingham so the children can paint lasting gifts for their family and friends. These items have been requested by the hospice.

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A huge thank you to the legendary Nile Rodgers and his management for their kindness to chART. Nile very kindly signed a Fender Stratocaster guitar and drumhead which will be auctioned soon to help raise much needed funds. Arguably one of the biggest hitmakers in the music industry today and a true living musical legend, with his work crossing multiple musical genres, took some time to spend with our Chairperson Jackie, husband Phil and daughter Zoe.

Aw Freakout!

Click Here for photos of Nile and the guitar.

chARTUK Children's Hospice Arts Queen guitar signed by Brian May and Roger Taylor has reached Valencia and is in the arms of the winner who is such a dedicated Queen fan - It certainly is "A Kind of Magic" that he won. Thank you to Queen, Juanjen Garcia Sancho the winning bidder and also everyone who very kindly shared our auction.

Click here to see the happy winner here with his prized possession!!!

Queen signed guitar live on eBay now! Please CLICK HERE NOW!

chART would like to thank Brian May, Roger Taylor and their management for their time and kindness.  The auction ends on 8th February 2015

Bryan Adams autographed a Fender Stratocaster Modern Player for chART on the 23rd November 2014 at the Phones 4U arena, Manchester.

This is a very rare and unique item owing to the fact that Bryan rarely signs guitars. See photos in our gallery under auction items.

chART's November Ebay auctions are now live and will run for 10 days finishing on the 2nd December 2014.

They include some amazing signed items from Bryan Adams, Black Stone Cherry. Doug Aldrich, Extreme, Europe, Bernie Marsden, Y&T, David Coverdale, Daughtry, Jorge Salan, Brian Tichy, Black Star Riders, Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Foreigner, The Dead Daisies, Diamond Head Misfits.

All proceeds will go to helping children and young people with life limiting conditions in Hospices and Hospital wards.

Happy bidding and please dig deep for this worthwhile cause.

Please CLICK HERE to go direct to our Ebay auctions

Sir Paul McCartney supports chART – Children’s Hospice Arts

chART would like to sincerely thank Sir Paul McCartney for his tremendously generous donation to our Laser Harp Fund for Claire House Children’s Hospice on the Wirral.  Sir Paul’s donation along with the fabulous proceeds of our Nickelback signed guitar, proceeds of John Bromley’s Marathon, chART’s Icons of Rock Calendar and the summer fayre at Paint Pot means we can now purchase Claire House the items on their wish list.

Soundbeam 5 with 5 switches.  For the children with very limited movement, a Mini Joystick with grasp, a grasp switch and some pal pad switches.

This is what the Soundbeam will mean to the children and young people at Claire House...

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