Rolls-Royce Motor Cars made a charitable donation to Teenage Cancer Trust. The donation was made from the proceeds of the sale of Roger Daltrey CBE’s unique ‘Tommy’ car, created earlier this year as part of a series of highly-Bespoke Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars.
A cheque for £208,945 (SGD 367,429) was handed over yesterday in London by Roger Daltrey CBE to Teenage Cancer Trust’s Chairman David Hoare. At the handover, Daltrey said, “Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, and these vital funds will help Teenage Cancer Trust take a huge step towards its goal of providing specialist support to every young person with cancer in the UK. This car has become an incredible collectors’ item, and it’s gratifying to know that the proceeds of the sale will support such a worthy cause.”
The ‘Tommy’ car features an extraordinary expression of the rock opera’s iconic sleeve design, and the cover artwork of the album on its bonnet. Each of the four headrests are stitched with unique design motifs, while the song ‘Pinball Wizard’ inspired the embroidered design of the rear cabin leather waterfall, a depiction of a pinball machine with contrasting pinball and flippers.