The 50th Anniversary Edition box-set was auctioned off yesterday (December 13)
The £3,375 raised will go to benefit two families who were affected by the devastating terror attack in the foyer after an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people took place on May 22. Since then the arena has officially reopened its doors and did so with a special gig featuring Noel Gallagher and Courteeners.
Eilidh MacLeod tragically died while Laura MacIntyre was seriously injured in the attack. Soon after the attack, McCartney donated a special ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ six-disc Super Deluxe (50th Anniversary Edition) box set, reports Belfast Telegraph.
It sold at Bonhams in London yesterday for £2,700 with a waived commission fee in order to donate the buyer’s premium bringing the total to £3,375.
MacLeod’s parents said they are: “extremely grateful for Sir Paul’s kind gesture. People’s generosity has helped us greatly in the aftermath of our loss and we can’t thank them enough”.
Recently Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham claimed that the government has reimbursed Greater Manchester with only £12 million of the full £28 million required to deal with the aftermath of the attack.
In August, Andy Burnham spoke about the reopening of the Manchester Arena, describing it as a “symbol of defiance”.
The mayor said the venue reopening just under four months after the May 22 attack was a “symbol of the city going back together. Our determination, if you like.”