Frightened Rabbit announce auction for mental health charity

Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit are to auction musical equipment in aid of Tiny Changes, the mental health charity founded in memory of their late frontman, Scott Hutchison.

The singer tragically took his own life last year after a battle with depression. His family recently announced the foundation of the charity, which is aimed at improving mental health in children and young people.

The online auction sees the band selling off the gear that they currently own in the US – including Scott’s Fender Hot Rod Deville amp and an accompanying flight case.

Other items up for auction include a classic Ludwig drum set owned by Grant Hutchison, and a Fender amp owned by guitarist Billy Kennedy.

The band said in a statement: “Frightened Rabbit have decided to sell the musical equipment we have in the US as we feel this stuff should be used rather than just sitting in storage somewhere gathering dust. We felt that putting everything up for auction would give people an opportunity to get something from the band that they themselves can put to good use. 50% of the profits from the sale of these auctions will go to a mental health charity set up by Scott’s family called Tiny Changes.

“The charity’s focus is mental health issues in young people and children. We plan to use the voice we have to spread a message of hope and positivity and to raise awareness of the issues facing young people and children today. Mental health was a cause that was very close to Scott’s heart and one that he would be extremely proud to see his family and the band supporting. Help us to make tiny changes that we feel will encourage big change in approaches to mental health around the world.”

For more information, or to make a donation to Tiny Changes, visit their official website here, or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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