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Signed Coldplay Guitar Raises £3,500 For Two Schools Near Frome

Image source, Friends of Rode and Norton schools

Image caption, The guitar was signed by all of Coldplay including lead singer Chris Martin

By Dan Ayers

BBC News, Somerset

A guitar signed by all the members of Coldplay has been sold for £3,500 at auction to raise money for two village schools.

The Classic Vibe Telecaster by Fender was donated to the Rode and Norton schools near Frome in Somerset.

The schools will use the money raised for play equipment, heating their buildings and running a minibus.

Jill Clay from Friends of Rode and Norton Schools said: “We put it on auction for 99p 10 days ago.

“So, we were completely shocked to raise so much for our school. It’s incredible.

“The guitar was donated to us by a friend of the school and we’re very grateful to Coldplay for signing it.”

All four members of Coldplay signed the guitar including lead singer Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

Image source, Friends of Rode and Norton schools

Image caption, Jill Clay said she was “so happy” with the amount raised for the schools

The classic guitar drew international interest with bids from Japan, Germany and America.

Ms Clay continued: “We don’t know who the buyer is, but it’s off to America.

“This money raised will make a huge difference to the schools.”

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