Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon donate items to NHS raffle
Arctic Monkeys and Bring Me The Horizon are among the main artists who have donated iconic items to a new raffle, raising funds for heroic frontline NHS workers.
The Help The NHS campaign has been established by Liam Gallagher’s tour manager Ben Pomphrett to help frontline NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans enter the £5 raffle and could be in with a chance of winning a pair of signed Adidas LG Spezial trainers signed by Liam Gallagher, tickets for future gigs, a signed Pretty Green parka, and a signed tambourine.
Bring Me The Horizon have donated the guitar played by Lee Malia in the ‘Ludens’ music video, while Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner has gifted his Berghaus jacket – which he wore during their T in the Park headline slot in 2007 – to the cause.
Other prizes have been donated by artists including Lewis Capaldi, Gerry Cinnamon, The Chemical Brothers and Snow Patrol, and a set visit during the filming of Peaky Blinders‘ six season.
Ben Pomphrett said of the campaign: “The idea for the project mainly stems from having a partner who works in intensive care. With an understanding of how busy they can be in normal times, and the challenges they’re about to face, it just seemed like something worth doing.
“Since I work as a tour manager, and the music industry now on pause for the foreseeable, it’s a way for me to put my free time to good use, and hopefully do something beneficial. Partnering with The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has transformed this project from an idea to a reality, and will also help with their day-to-day operations which include treating patients affected by Covid-19, which isn’t necessarily obvious when thinking about frontline staff.”
Fans can access the raffle here until 6PM on Friday (April 17).