Last month, touring company Vans For Bands donated their entire fleet of tour buses to NHS hospitals around the UK.
Now, Paul Weller, The 1975, Sam Fender and more have offered up prizes as part of a new charity raffle being held by the company.
Proceeds from the raffle will cover the continued running costs of the tour buses, which usually act as a hotel on wheels for travelling bands.
Ed Thomson, director and co-owner, Vans For Bands, said: ‘Despite the fact that the live music industry has been decimated by the effects of social distancing due to COVID-19, we are so pleased to see everyone coming together to offer such exciting raffle prizes and memorabilia. A huge thank you to the artists and companies for their generous donations without which this raffle would not be possible.’
Other prizes include Editors frontman Tom Smith’s favourite pair of leather boots worn on stage since 2009, a drum skin and guitar signed by Frank Turner, a 2018 UK tour poster signed by Blossoms and the chance to hire a luxury splitter van for seven days.
In April, Vans For Bands also hosted their live-streamed event Bustival, which saw the likes of Frank Turner performing to raise funds for the NHS.