|Posted by The Widow on January 1, 2010 at 9:45 AM|
Good morning - and happy new year! The End of Decade Clearout Saleof Coldplay memorabilia and instruments reached its conclusion yesterday evening amid some frantic last-minute bidding. We're very pleased to reveal that the final total raised by the auction is an amazing £251,482 (which is roughly €284k / $407k). That included six items which sold for more than £10,000 - including Jonny's beloved Viva guitar, which was the top-priced item, at a whopping £15,000. The money will all go towards Kids Company's incredible work with children and young people in London.
The text messages were flying around last night and it's fair to say that the band are just as excited/grateful/amazed by the enormous total as Kids Company are. A huge thanks to everyone who bid and helped make the Clearout Sale such a success.
Kids Company are currently contacting all the winning bidders with info about payment and delivery costs etc, with dispatch of the items due to begin on Monday (January 4th).