Paul McCartney has given generously to the Nordoff Robbins organization over the years and by handing over one of his basses for auction, the charity received an additional £40,000.

McCartney offered up an exclusive signed Hofner bass violin guitar for the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity's annual O2 Silver Clef Event. The Hofner bass became his instrument of choice during his time with the Beatles.

Sir Paul stated prior to the auction, "I am delighted to have signed and donated this very special left-handed Hofner bass in order to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins. The work they do with music therapy transforms the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the U.K., and I hope the sale of this guitar raises a lot of money!"

McCartney should be happy as the £40,000 bid led the £250,000 made during the Friday event.

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