Sir Paul donates bass to auction

Sir Paul McCartney to donate an autographed Hofner bass violin guitar to charity. Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Sir Paul McCartney will help raise thousands of pounds for charity when he auctions off one of his trademark bass guitars later this month.

The former Beatle has donated the instrument, an autographed Hofner bass violin guitar, to be sold at the 02 Silver Clef Awards on June 29 which raises money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.