In an auction of hitmakers against cancer, a beautiful brand new Ovation guitar, signed by a series of iconic female musical stars is up for grabs for the highest bidder. The guitar was signed by Lulu, Suzi Quatro, Lisa Stansfield, KT Tunstall, Wendy James, Mel C, Carol Decker and… Kim Wilde.
100+ Hitmakers Against Cancer was started in the Spring of 2019 by Julian O’Dell, a Business Consultant from Milton Keynes. Julian has dedicated the past five years to hosting and running Catfest, an annual fundraiser festival named after his wife, Cat, who has been fighting cancer since 2010. Catfest has proved to be a huge success with 2019’s event raising £52,607 for Action Against Cancer taking the total raised overall to over £160,000.
100+ Hitmakers Against Cancer was going to be part of Catfest’s fundraising total in 2020, however the pandemic led to the event being postponed until August 2021. Sadly a decision was taken to delay the 2021 event until 2022. Therefore, some of the signed guitars are to be auctioned during 2021 with all proceeds going to the charity at a time when funds are critical.
Find all the items on auction on this page. The guitar signed by, among others, Kim Wilde is lot 9.