Frightened Rabbit are to auction a selection of musical equipment in aid of Tiny Changes – the mental health charity founded in memory of frontman Scott Hutchison, who died last year.
The singer’s family announced the formation of the charity in March, with an aim to improving mental health in children and young people. The singer had endured a lifelong battle with depression before his passing.
Included in the auction is the band’s US equipment, including Scott’s Fender Hot Rod Deville amplifier and flight case.
Also up for auction are Grant Hutchison’s Ludwig drum kit, and a Fender amp owned by guitarist Billy Kennedy.
A statement issued by the band said: : “Frightened Rabbit have decided to sell the musical equipment we have in the US as we feel this stuff should be used rather than just sitting in storage somewhere gathering dust. We felt that putting everything up for auction would give people an opportunity to get something from the band that they themselves can put to good use. 50% of the profits from the sale of these auctions will go to a mental health charity set up by Scott’s family called Tiny Changes.
“The charity’s focus is mental health issues in young people and children. We plan to use the voice we have to spread a message of hope and positivity and to raise awareness of the issues facing young people and children today. Mental health was a cause that was very close to Scott’s heart and one that he would be extremely proud to see his family and the band supporting. Help us to make tiny changes that we feel will encourage big change in approaches to mental health around the world.”