Personal auction thanks from star
The guitarist from hit 80s pop band Duran Duran has personally thanked fans for coughing up more than £10,000 for his personal items of memorabilia at a Bridgnorth charity auction.
Andy Taylor, who previously lived in Bridgnorth and at Beckbury Hall in Shifnal, is currently on a comeback promotional tour of America with the band, but found time to thank his army of avid followers for digging deep at the recent auction.
Superfans from across the world packed out the Nock Deighton salesroom, in Tasley, to bid for an array of items including a BPI certified platinum disc.
Organisers were delighted to rake in more than double the £4,000 the sale of items was initially expected to raise for the Beacon Centre for the Blind, in Sedgley.
Clothing proved particularly popular with oversees fans. New Yorker Lisa Mayers bid £325 by telephone for a leather jacket branded with a skull design.
Today Gerard Franklin, publicist to the superstar, said: "I relayed the good news to Andy whilst he was in America with the band.
"Both he and his wife Tracey were absolutely thrilled that a few items of the bands history could raise money for such a worthy cause.
"He has asked me to relay his sincere thanks to the fans that snapped up the items of memorabilia helping to raise much needed cash for the Beacon Centre For The Blind."