How will Amy Winehouse help a brave five-year-old battle cancer? Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse is donating one of Fred Perry T-shirts that Amy wore before her death to the family of Niamh Curry.
Niamh Curry is a brave five year old from Northamptonshire who is battling an aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. According to doctors Niamh Curry has only a few months to live.
The Sun reports how Amy Winehouse’s T-shirt is set to fetch £6000 at auction.
Amy Winehouse T-shirt Set To Fetch £6,000
Money will help brave five-year-old Niamh Curry’s battle with cancer.
A T-SHIRT designed by Amy Winehouse is set to fetch more than £6,000 at auction — money which will be used to try to save a sick five-year-old’s life.
The specially designed Fred Perry shirt modelled by the Back To Black singer was part of her Spring 2011 collection from her collaboration with the brand.
Now it is set to be auctioned off after Amy’s dad Mitch spotted the story of little five-year-old Niamh Curry who suffers from a rare and aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.
Doctors told Niamh’s mum and dad that she has only a few months to live and that her only hope is a £450,000 treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Chris, 39, and Samantha, 36, came up with the idea of asking celebrities to publicise Niamh’s plight in tweets, and have raised more than £100,000 since the start of the year.
Amy’s dad Mitch spotted the Curry’s plight online and tweeted dad Chris offering to send over the shirt worn by his tragic daughter before her death last July.
On Wednesday the iconic shirt will go up for sale at Special Auction Services in Newbury, Berks, with proceeds going towards Niamh’s fight.
Dad Chris, from Northamptonshire, said: “Mitch tweeted me and said to send me his email address, then he said he wanted to send us this shirt worn by Amy to help raise some money.
“As a father Mitch knows what it’s like to lose his little girl and so I think he was touched by Niamh’s story.
“My wife and I are really big Amy fans.”
Alan Pritchard of Special Auction Services said there was already huge interest in the auction both in the UK and worldwide.
He said: “Amy Winehouse is now in that pantheon of musical legends sadly gone before their time such as the likes of Janice Joplin.
“We have an estimate of around £6,000 but for music fans especially in the US we think this could have the potential to fetch a lot more.
“The provenance of this piece, with the letter from Amy’s father, and the fact Amy wore the shirt, make it all the more special.”
As reported, on Wednesday the iconic shirt will go up for sale at Special Auction Services in Newbury, Berks, with proceeds going towards Niamh’s fight.