Monday, November 19, 2007
Children in Need is a great institution in the British calendar and this year was no less so. It is amazing to hear of the generosity of some people:
A Led Zeppelin fan has paid £83,000 for two tickets to the rock band's reunion concert, as part of an auction for the BBC's Children in Need. BBC Radio 2 listener Kenneth Donnell, from Glasgow, paid to see the band rehearse and perform on 10 December. ... Other winners in Radio 2's Auction of Things That Money Can't Buy included Sir Tom Hunter, who paid £100,000 for two VIP passes to the 2008 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Earlier this week Martin Ainscough, from Wigan, bid £250,000 to have Aled Jones and Katie Melua perform at Revolution in Manchester to raise funds for the Prince's Trust.