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Exclusive items to be sold to help fight cancer

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Signed albums and rare books are amongst the items that will be sold

A collection of exclusive items are set to go under the hammer for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

This month eager collectors will have the opportunity to bid on some rare items. Going under the hammer via an online auction are collectible lots which include signed books from award winning spy author John Le Carré, The Rolling Stones, and iconic albums from The Who.

In addition to this, also up for grabs are many luxury leisure experiences, such as a chance to play the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club and to stay for two nights at the five-star Stafford Hotel in London.

The online auction has been organised by Glasgow-based Just Employment Law (JEL) to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland (PCAS). 

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. The online auction opened at the start of the month and will end on Thursday 19 November – which is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. 

This charity fundraiser has been organised by JEL’s managing director, David McRae, who lost his mum to the disease four years ago.

The firm have gathered together an exclusive list of over 100 lots which includes a selection of items such as:

·      Album: The Who Live at Leeds. 

An original album from 1970. Signed by Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey. 

·      Book: The Stones

A book containing photos of The Rolling Stones signed by Bill Wyman.

·      Book: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks.

This collection of short stories published in 2017 has been signed by the actor.

·      Books: John Le Carré.

The spy author has many scarce and collectible first edition signed books in this auction, including The Pigeon Tunnel, The Night Manager, Our Kind of Traitor and A Most Wanted Man. 

The online auction has been arranged in place of the JEL Summer Ball, which has been held twice collectively raising around £150,000 for pancreatic cancer. Although the ball has had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, JEL are determined to keep raising funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer.

This year the JEL team has already taken part in the Kiltwalk and raised over £5,300 for PCAS.

David McRae, managing director of JEL, said: “We are proud to partner with Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland.  It is a charity with which I have a close personal connection and our team at JEL will do all it can to help raise awareness and funds at this most troubling of times for charities. We’ve tried to deliver an auction that has a little something for everyone."

Murray Easton, head of fundraising and supporter relations Scotland, said: “We’re so grateful to David and his team at Just Employment Law for their time, energy and support. This auction will raise awareness and funds to help us work towards making the 2020’s the decade of change for pancreatic cancer.”

More information about the online auction can be found here.



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