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Lewis Capaldi's signed Chewbacca mask raises £7,400 for Frightened Rabbit's Tiny Changes charity

23 July 2019, 11:40 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The signed Chewbacca mask worn by Lewis Capaldi at Glasgow's TRNSMT festival has sold for over £7,400, with all proceeds being donated to Frightened Rabbit's Tiny Changes charity.

The mask was given to Capaldi by a worker for DF concerts. Capaldi wore the mask in response to Noel Gallagher calling the singer/songwriter "Fucking Chewbacca" in a recent interview with Variety.

Bidding commenced last Monday (15 July), and ended selling for £7,401 after 73 bids.

The money raised from the Chewbacca mask will be donated to Tiny Changes, the charity set up by Frightened Rabbit in memory of their late frontman Scott Hutchison.

In the description of the Chewbacca mask sale page, the worker wrote, "I work for DF concerts and events and donated my mask to Lewis Capaldi for his performance. He signed it as well shortly after coming off Stage. So I thought the best thing to do with it would be sell it on eBay with the profits going to the charity Tiny Changes which was set up in memory of Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit.) Tiny changes helps Raise awareness about children and young people’s mental health issues."

When the auction was announced, Frightened Rabbit wrote, "Who agrees Noel Gallagher should chip in with a bid? Get sharing folks!"

Family of the late Frightened Rabbit vocalist launched Tiny Changes in May. The name is inspired by the lyrics of Frightened Rabbit's "Head Rolls Off": "While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth."

Some of the objectives of the charity include supporting initiatives that provide help to children and young people impacted by mental health issues, increasing the understanding of the root causes of mental health issues, and supporting the innovation of mental health services provided to children and young people.

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