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Ozzy Osbourne’s Guitar Raises Funds For Hospice


A guitar signed by Ozzy Osbourne has raised funds for a hospice. Image courtesy WikiMedia Commons.

UNITED KINGDOM – A guitar signed by Ozzy Osbourne has raised £1,000 for a hospice in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

The guitar was donated by the Black Sabbath singer and his wife Sharon Osbourne, the BBC reports. It was one of two donated by the Osbournes, who have an estate in the area.

The fundraiser and concert was organized by guitar teacher Mark Campbell, whose father is being cared for at the South Bucks Hospice day center, the Butterfly House.

Campbell said the hospice has given his father, who is facing a motor neuron disease, a “real boost.”

The benefit was held Friday at Pipers Corner School, which is near the hospice, according to a local newspaper.

“I’m delighted to be helping raise much needed funds for The South Bucks Community Hospice through the auction of one of my guitars from my home studio,” the rock legend told the Bucks Free Press.

Hospice aims to provide comfort care and pain management rather than aggressive treatments- usually for terminally ill patients with six months or less to live. The goal of such care is comfort, not cure.