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Signed Guitar by The Shires, is music to Baby Hospice’s ears.
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Signed Guitar by The Shires, is music to Baby Hospice’s ears.

Published date: 15 June 2017

Signed Guitar by The Shires, is music to Baby Hospice’s ears.

A Coventry based Baby Hospice is set to hit a high note in fundraising after receiving a donation of a guitar from one of the world’s well known folk bands, The Shires.

In April, Jo & Chris Parsons, parents of a child that attends the hospice, went to watch “The Shires” in concert at the Warwick Arts Centre.  They were lucky enough to have a meet and greet with the duo, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. 

Jo and Chris said “We told them about our daughter, Amelia, and said she was poorly and explained about the support we get from Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice. We said we wanted to raise some money for Zoë’s Place to say thank you for all their hard work and they kindly signed some pictures for us to auction off.”

Jo and Chris continued; “What happened next was beyond generous, near the end of the concert Ben said that our story had truly touched him as he has a 10 month old baby himself and he wanted to help out a little more, so he gave us his signed guitar which he has written a lot of songs on and asked us to auction that off too. There was a standing ovation and not a dry eye in the room.” 

The guitar is now on the auction site eBay and the listing will end on 16th June 2016 at 7pm. All monies raised will go towards providing respite and end of life care to infants and children from birth to five years of age in the midlands.

Mick McCann, Fundraising Manager at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, said “Receiving less than 15% of our annual income form the government, we rely heavily on the support of the public.  This kind act will make a huge difference to the hospice and we cannot thank The Shires enough.  We hope that people will help us spread the message in the hope we can raise as much money from this once in a lifetime piece of memorabilia.

You can find more information about the Guitar on the Ebay auction.

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