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A Beatles box set gifted by Sir Paul McCartney has raised over £3300 at auction for
the families of two Barra teenagers caught up in the Manchester bomb attack.
Eilidh Macleod, 14, a keen piper, was one of 22 people killed in the blast in Manchester
Laura Macintyre was severely injured.
The pair had travelled to see Ariana Grande on May 22.
Sir Paul donated a signed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 6 Disc Super Deluxe
(50th Anniversary Edition) boxset.
Top bid at today’s sale was £2,700 which was topped up by auctioneers’ Bonham's waiving
Managing director of Bonhams Knightsbridge, Jon Baddeley said: “This is such a worthwhile
cause, and we are delighted to be able to help.”
Eilidh's parents, Roddy and Marion Macleod said:"We are extremely grateful for Sir
Paul's kind gesture.
"Eilidh was a keen piper and 'Mull of Kintyre' is such an iconic song for the pipes
- so this donation from Sir Paul is especially poignant and fitting.
“People's generosity has helped us greatly in the aftermath of our loss and we can't
thank them enough. Hopefully this auction will be well supported."
Laura's father Michael MacIntyre said:"This an amazing and brilliant gesture by Paul
McCartney in donating this personalised Sgt Pepper album for auction to help Laura's
recovery and her future.
"We are grateful to Sir Paul and the many others who have helped financially to what
has been an unbelievably difficult situation that we found oursleves thrust into.
“This kindness will help us move on in the future and to ensure Laura lives as full
a life as possible after the awful events in Manchester."
Beatle’s gift raises £3300 for Barra Manchester attack families
13 December 2017
Eilidh Macleod died in the attack
Laura Macintyre suffered severe injuries