ROCKSTARRADIOS CHARITY AUCTION CLOSES
London, UK, 16th November 2007: The hammer has fallen for the final time on the RockStarRadios charity auction. £15,866 has been raised by the on-line auction of PURE EVOKE -1XT Marshall Edition DAB digital radios signed by rock artists including Noel and Liam Gallagher, Bruce Dickinson, Mark Knopfler and Paul Weller.
The highest bid went to the radio signed by Eric Clapton which achieved a figure of £623.93.
The auction was run online at www.rockstarradios.co during October 2007.
All proceeds will go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, the UK's leading independent music therapy charity. Rockstarradios.com is a UK collaboration between PURE, Marshall Amplification, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Sony Award winning radio station Planet Rock.
Nicky Weller, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy's Fundraising Manager says: "Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is really pleased to have been associated with Planet Rock, PURE Digital and Marshall Amplification in the RockStarRadios online auction. The money raised by the auction is gratefully received and will go towards music therapy sessions around the UK. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is the largest music therapy charity in the UK and relies wholly on donations to provide over 30,000 music therapy sessions every year across the UK. Those who benefit from Music Therapy have a variety of needs ranging from learning difficulties to autism, emotional and behavioural problems, dementia and traumatic experiences."
Log onto www.rockstarradios.com to see a list of the top twenty signed radios and the money each radio raised.
About NORDOFF-ROBBINS MUSIC THERAPY
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is the largest music therapy charity in the UK, providing over 30,000 sessions annually. Although music therapy is a registered profession with the Health Professions Council the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Charity receives no statutory funding and needs to raise almost £3million a year to continue to operate.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy has three core activities: the provision of music therapy to clients of all ages, the training of future music therapists through its Masters degree programme, and on-going research. The charity also provides the UK's only Postgraduate PhD programme in music therapy, validated by City University.
Further information: www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk
About Planet Rock
Tune in to the Gold Sony award-winning Planet Rock across the UK on DAB Digital Radio, Sky Channel 0110, Cable Channel 924 and Online at www.planetrock.com. Planet Rock and the Planet Rock logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GCap Media plc.
Marshall Amplification is the world's most famous manufacturer of amplifiers and the Company's scripted logo can been seen on nearly every stage worldwide. Marshall is a family run UK company that exports its products to over 65 countries. The name has become synonymous with power, quality and craftsmanship. The winner of numerous awards, the Company continues to strengthen and grow and its reputation as the world's leading manufacturer continues to grow with it. Visit the official Marshall website: www.marshallamps.com or www.myspace.com/marshall_amps for more information.
About PURE Digital
PURE Digital is the world's leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios, the number one supplier of portable radios in the UK, and the creator of the world's most popular DAB radios. A UK business using UK technology, PURE Digital offers the widest range of award-winning DAB radios. PURE Digital is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.
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