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Omega Auctions held a charity music auction, The One Love sale, in association with Island Records and raised £181,755 with singer Billy Porter on the rostrum.

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Among the top fundraisers were Omega Auctions which held a charity music auction in association with Island Records and raised £181,755.

Singer Billy Porter was the auctioneer of The One Love sale. No buyer’s premium or vendor charges were applied so 100% of the proceeds from the sales were split between NHS Charities Together Covid 19 Appeal and Feeding America.

Among the highlights were a set of U2 lyrics sold for £76,000, Bon Jovi lyrics at £12,000 and Annie Lennox’s Sweet Dreams lyrics sold for £5500.

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Omega Auctions charity music auction, The One Love sale, in association with Island Records raised £181,755. Among the highlights was a set of U2 lyrics sold for £76,000.

Other top fundraisers from the UK salerooms included Dix Noonan Webb, raising £39,815, Cheffins which chalked up £30,610, Hansons with £30,000, Lyon & Turnbull at £24,000 and Forum Auctions with £14,700.

Ewbank’s held two auctions: one for the NHS rainbow charity (in May) which raised more than £20,000 followed by a Lightbox Charity auction that raised another £4000 early this week.

Separately, Dawsons is holding a drumming memorabilia charity auction on July 18 (tomorrow) with the related drumming initiative already raising more than £30,000 ahead of the sale.