Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Kicking out for Charity; Rock and Roll Event Will Help Ill Teenagers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Kicking out for Charity; Rock and Roll Event Will Help Ill Teenagers

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Byline: Sam Wonfor

THERE'll be handbags, gladrags and a slice of rock and roll heritage up for grabs tonight as the region's business trailblazers let their hair down in the name of a great charity.

Members of the Entrepreneurs' Forum will be turning out at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead for the Teenage Kicks all Through the Night gala ball, being held in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Veteran broadcaster Mike Read will preside over the fundraising proceedings, as a clutch of top notch rock heritage rarities going under the hammer in a good cause.

The charity's patron Roger Daltrey has donated a signed Freshman acoustic guitar and signed microphone he used on The Who's last tour, which are likely to provoke a bidding war.

An iconic print of John Lennon, taken and signed by his friend and photographer Jrgen Vollmer, is also sure to attract a lot of interest.

In addition, the event will be inviting bids on wine from Cliff Richard's personal vineyard - signed by the Sir Cliff himself; meet and greets with Paul Weller and the Stereophonics; a day in a recording studio; a team slot in Ant and Dec's next charity golf day; an access all areas weekend staying at Iron Maiden's Sanctum Soho Rock Hotel; a box at one of the Teenage Cancer Trust's flagship concerts at the Royal Albert Hall next year; and a chance to get up close and personal with Boyzone during the Brother Tour 2011.

There will also be a silent auction for 40 limited edition T-shirts which have been signed by Roger Daltry.

"It's been great putting together the auction and we're really hoping that the lots raise loads of money," said Angie Jenkinson, who works for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the North East. The money raised from tonight's event will go towards a new eight-bed unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle to care for young cancer patients, aged 18-24, from across the North East and surrounding areas. …

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