By Tim Saunders on
Some of the biggest names in classic rock have donated items to an auction that benefits a charity supported by one of their contemporaries.
Task Brazil is a UK-based charity established in 1992 that improves the lives and supports the needs of children and pregnant teenage girls living on the streets of Brazil. The charity received a huge boost in 1997 when Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, who witnessed first hand the deprivation of the children and troubles in the favelas whilst playing in Rio de Janeiro, made a massive donation. The money was used to buy a plot of land in Santa Teresa on which ‘Casa Jimmy’ was built to provide a safe and happy home for a lucky few of the abandoned children.
The current auction features loads of Led Zep items signed by Page, as well as guitars signed by Slash and the Eagles' Joe Walsh, and items signed by Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Iron Maiden and many others.
The auction runs until March 15 and can be accessed here.
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