Coldplay donate signed guitar with cartoon by Chris Martin to charity auction

The silent auction for children’s charity Dreams Come True ends May 29

Coldplay have donated a signed guitar with a cartoon drawn by Chris Martin to children’s charity Dreams Come True.

The silent auction for the guitar is open now, with bids closing at Midnight next Thursday (May 28). The winning bid will also receive a lithograph of the cover art of Coldplay’s latest album ‘Ghost Stories’.

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Visit Dreams Come True to enter the silent auction. Bidding starts at £2500.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said: “We were so inspired when we heard about Rob’s Marathon Challenge to raise money for Dreams Come True. It’s a fantastic organisation and we hope that plenty of money is raised from the auction to make more children’s dreams come true.”

The donation follows Coldplay’s support of ‘Marathon Man’ Rob Young in his fundraising stunt for Dreams Come True, in which he ran a record 400 marathons in 400 days.

Sue Fowler, head of marketing and fundraising at Dreams Come True, thanked Coldplay for the donation, adding: “This is an amazing opportunity to take home a one-of-a kind piece of Coldplay memorabilia – a must have for any fan! The money raised will help us to give hope and empower children and young people by making their dreams come true.”

It was announced yesterday (May 20) that Coldplay had teamed up with actor Peter Dinklage to make spoof comedy Game of Thrones: The Musical for NBC’s Red Nose Day broadcast.

A new trailer shows Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the US show, singing about the show’s tendency to kill off many characters. Watch the spoiler-packed trailer below.

Game of Thrones: The Musical will air as part of the fundraiser for children living in poverty, on US channel NBC, on May 21. Cast members including Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington will also appear on the special.