THE CURE are to raffle Robert Smith’s guitar to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The instrument was played by lead singer Smith at The Cure’s 2014 performance at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of the charity.

During their three-hour set the rock band, who formed in Crawley, performed a mammoth 45-song setlist that included many of their classic hits including Pictures Of You, Boys Don’t Cry and Just Like Heaven.

Fans now have an opportunity to own a piece of the band’s history when the hand-painted Schecter guitar is auctioned on Monday.

Tickets cost £5 and grant entry to the raffle as well as exclusive access to a stream of the band’s 2014 show.

Runners up will receive a signed and personalised print of the band.

All the proceeds will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

A series of limited edition prints by artist Pete McKee are also being auctioned, alongside a guitars signed by The Jam frontman, Paul Weller and Oasis songwriter, Noel Gallagher.

Kate Collins, chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’ve never had to cancel our Royal Albert Hall shows before but – although the music never got to be heard and our income is suffering – it’s heart-warming to see great friends of Teenage Cancer Trust step up to help young people with cancer through our emergency appeal.

This year would have marked the 20th year of the trust’s series of events at the Royal Albert Hall.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Mumford and Sons and Sterophonics were all set to perform.

However, organisers were forced to cancel the events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Frontman of The Who, Roger Daltry, is a patron of the charity and has organised an alternative YouTube festival including archive footage of previous performances.

Concerts streams from big names including Ed Sheeran, Muse, Pulp and Paul McCartney will be available.

The Cure’s performance will be available to stream tonight at 8pm.

The Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen performances are free, but fans are urged to donate.

The shows usually raise £1m a year, but Teenage Cancer Trust faces lost funds of £5m this year due cancelled events.

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