Cancer charity bid hoax

An online auction by X Factor hopefuls Kingsland Road to raise cash for Birmingham Children's Hospital has been hijacked by hoaxers, leaving the band and the hospital devastated.

View all 4 updates ›

Kingsland Road to donate all gig profits to hospital

Boyband Kingsland Road will donate all profits from tonight's gig in Liverpool to charity after a hoax eBay bidder sabotaged their charity auction, it has been announced.

The band had wanted to sell one of the audition guitars used on TV talent show X Factor to raise cash for charity.

But the bidding war was won by a scammer who placed a bid of £7,900 - despite having no intention of coughing up.

Kingsland Road have launched a JustGiving page for the cause Credit: ITV News Central

The band had been trying to help raise money towards Birmingham Children's Hospital's £4million appeal towards a new cancer care centre.

The band play Liverpool's PopWorld tonight, and have decided to personally donate their pay for the show to the cause.

They have also launched a JustGiving page so any fans who want to contribute anything more can do so.

More top news