Scooter autographed by Amy Winehouse, Jay Z and others to be auctioned for the Christie (From Messenger Newspapers)
Send us news, start your message Messenger News and your send photos and videos to 80360
Scooter autographed by Amy Winehouse, Jay Z and others to be auctioned for the Christie
A SCOOTER autographed by the late, great Amy Winehouse and a host of other celebrities is being auctioned by the husband of a Sale Christie patient.
Geoff Goodwin, who runs the executive coach and bus hire company Go Goodwins, decided to give away the prized possession after his wife Suzanne, 43, was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February 2013.
The quirky three-wheel scooter is a V8 MP3 Piaggio model and the signatures include Jay Z, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Scissor Sisters, Avril Lavigne, all of Take That, Myleen Klass, Alan Carr, Alesha Dixon and Joss Stone.
Father-of-four Geoff said: “A friend of mine won the scooter in an auction at The Music Industry Trust Awards in 2007. The scooter was present on the night of the awards and all the stars that were there signed it.
“My friend then donated it to us. We’re all hoping it can raise a lot of money on the night for The Christie.”
The Piaggio will be auctioned at the Christie Charity Ball on October 29, which this year will be jointly organised by four Greater Manchester sports teams – Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Salford Red Devils rugby league club and Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Suzanne, who is company secretary at Go Goodwins, has undergone chemotherapy at the Christie and is set to have a stem cell transplant.
Geoff said: “Suzanne has been very strong, an inspiration really. From the moment we first walked into The Christie, the staff have treated us so well. They really care about you.
“You realise when cancer affects you and your family that you have to do something to help. It becomes part of you and that’s why we want this scooter to raise money to help other cancer patients.”
•The Christie charity is accepting pre-bids for the scooter now. For more details or to make a bid call 0161 918 7354 or email email@example.com.
Ticket prices for the ball, which is taking place at Old Trafford Football Stadium on October 29, start at £125. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 918 7354, for details.
Comments are closed on this article.