This is how you can win Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner’s jacket while raising money for NHS heroes

Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys are auctioning off an item of singer Alex Turner’s clothing to raise money for frontline NHS workers.

Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 10:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 4:53 pm

The group has donated a jacket to the Help Our NHS campaign, which has been set up by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s tour manager Ben Pomphrett in aid of health service staff.

Turner wore the Berghaus garment when the Arctic Monkeys, who formed in High Green, headlined the T in the Park festival in Scotland in 2007.

And the item isn't the only donation from a leading name in Sheffield’s music scene – rock band Bring Me The Horizon are auctioning the guitar played by Lee Malia in the video for their single Ludens, released last year.

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Other prizes have been contributed by Lewis Capaldi, The Chemical Brothers and Snow Patrol, while Gallagher is raffling off several lots such as tickets for future gigs, a signed Pretty Green parka, an autographed tambourine and a pair of signed Adidas LG Spezial trainers.

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Pomphrett said the idea for the project ‘mainly stems from having a partner who works in intensive care’.

“With an understanding of how busy they can be in normal times, and the challenges they’re about to face, it just seemed like something worth doing,” he said.

“Since I work as a tour manager, and the music industry now on pause for the foreseeable, it’s a way for me to put my free time to good use, and hopefully do something beneficial.”

He said that partnering with Scottish charity The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice had ‘transformed this project from an idea to a reality, and will also help with their day-to-day operations which include treating patients affected by Covid-19, which isn’t necessarily obvious when thinking about frontline staff'.

The raffle runs until 6pm on April 17 and costs £5 to enter. Bidders need to be aged 18 or over. See https://www.nhsfest.co.uk/home for further details.

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs during the second day of Lollapalooza Buenos Aires 2019 at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 30, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Picture: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images.

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Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs live on stage during the Splendour in the Grass festival at Belongil Fields, August 5, 2007 in Byron Bay, Australia. Picture: Jonathan Wood/Getty Images.

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Lee Malia of Bring Me the Horizon performs during SiriusXM Hosts Private Bring Me The Horizon Concert at The Studio At Webster Hall on September 15, 2015 in New York City. Picture: Anna Webber/Getty Images for SiriusXM.