Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit has announced that they will be auctioning off their band gear in order to help mental health charity Tiny Changes. Tiny Changes was founded in the memory of Frightened Rabbit’s former frontman, singer-songwriter, and guitarist, Scott Hutchison.
— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) May 11, 2018
Hutchison was battling depression and took his own life in May 2018. His family had announced the foundation of the charity last month, which aims to improve mental health in children and young people. “Mental health was a cause that was very close to Scott Hutchison’s heart and he would be proud to see his family and band supporting it,” Frightened Rabbit explained. “Help us to make tiny changes that we feel will encourage big change in approaches to mental health around the world.”
The auction will have the band selling off equipment that they currently own, including Hutchison’s very own Fender Hot Rod Deville amp and a flight case that goes with it. Other items for auction include a classic Ludwig Drum Set owned by Grant Hutchison and a Fender amp owned by Billy Kennedy. The band had decided to sell the equipment, as they feel that it should be put to good use, rather than sitting in storage collecting dust. 50% of the profits from the auction sale will go to ‘Tiny Changes’
“A tiny change can have a massive impact”
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) May 15, 2019
For more information about Tiny Changes, or to donate visit their official website here