Auc­tion is May’s bid to help bad­gers na­tion­wide

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BRIAN May is pre­par­ing to hold a char­ity auc­tion to raise money for re­gional badger char­i­ties.

The Queen gui­tarist, an­i­mal rights cam­paigner and Windle­sham res­i­dent will auc­tion 11 signed gui­tars over 11 days, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards 11 care­fully cho­sen or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The gui­tars were spe­cially cre­ated by Badger Gui­tars and will be listed for auc­tion on eBay for 24 hours be­tween Satur­day Au­gust 26 to Tues­day Septem­ber 5.

Pro­ceeds from each auc­tion will go to badger char­i­ties up and down the coun­try which are most af­fected by the cull pol­icy.

Dr May is well known for his an­i­mal rights ac­tivism, and the auc­tion will kick off with fund­ing go­ing to­wards his own char­ity – the Save Me Trust.

Mark Badger from Badger Gui­tars said the com­pany was ‘hon­oured to be a part of this great auc­tion event and pro­vide these gui­tars for such a wor­thy cause’.

“Hope­fully through the auc­tion and sur­round­ing pub­lic­ity gen­er­ated over the com­ing weeks more peo­ple will awaken and be made aware of all the cru­elty and stupid acts that have been tak­ing place over the past sev­eral years,” he said.

The gui­tars were do­nated by Philip White, founder of Red Badger records. He added: “I have al­ways wanted to take my char­ity work to the next level.

“This will hope­fully be the first of many projects, and hope­fully more, that are badger ori­ented.”

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