THE Arctic Monkeys are doing their bit to help clear landmines in war-torn countries – by donating signed memorabilia to a fundraising celebrity auction.
The Sheffield band are selling off autographed T-shirts to the highest bidder to raise money for the Mines Advisory Group’s global landmine clearance efforts. The auction ends at 6pm on Sunday, December 4.
Now in its third year, the annual Music Beats Mines online auction has so far collected over £5,000 for the charity’s work, which also includes campaigns to reduce armed violence.
Other signed items up for grabs are a triple platinum disc of Elbow’s album The Seldom Seen Kid, a baseball cap worn by urban artist Dizzee Rascal and a copy of Primal Scream’s LP Screamadelica.
Tickets to the filming of Graham Norton’s TV chat show are also on offer.
Visit www.stores.ebay.co.uk/auction2011musicbeatsmines to bid.