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Snow Patrol, Olly Murs, Rory McIlroy & Irish artists donate to NI Children’s Hospice auction

02 June 2018

A collection of Pop and Rock memorabilia, a meet-and-greet with Olly Murs in Belfast, a signed pair of Rory McIlroy’s British Open (2017) golf shoes and work from celebrated artists Colin Davidson and James Baker, will go to auction in aid of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice on Friday, 1st June.

The auction of gifts donated to the only children’s hospice in Northern Ireland will help raise funds for the charity to open a sixth bed this year, supporting young patients with life-limited and life-threatening conditions and their families.

The auction will be hosted by Wilsons Auctions online and before guests attending the charity’s first annual Grand Night Out gala event at the Culloden Estate and Spa in Cultra.

A signed Snow Patrol guitar is expected to grab the attention along with a meet-and-greet with pop star Olly Murs plus four tickets to his show in Belfast in August.

Guitarist Vivian Campbell, who became an Ambassador for Northern Ireland Hospice this year, has donated an album signed by the legendary rock band. There is also a signed print from horse-racing legend AP McCoy and a tour of ITV’s Emmerdale studios with star guide Chris Chittell.

John Ardill, Wilsons Auctions’ Belfast Branch Manager, said: “We are thrilled to once again be supporting Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and the great work it carries out for young Northern Ireland patients and their families.

“The content of the auction is proving very popular already through our website and to help support the wider appeal of the Lots, Wilsons Auctions is not only hosting the physical auction but will offer online bidding through our auction facility, LiveBid, on the night.“

Heather Weir, CEO of Northern Ireland Hospice, said: “We’ve been able to gather fantastic items that will help raise vital funds for Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. Time and again the generosity of people leaves us amazed. The funds we will raise from the auction and the dinner event will help support the palliative care services we passionately provide at Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.”

The auction items can be found here: https://www.wilsonsauctions.com/auctions/offsite-auctions/AuctionEvent?saleCode=18998&location=Belfast