Grant enlists the help of International authors and celebrities to raise funds for BrAMS


Grant Thompson, 46, from Bristol has had Multiple Sclerosis for 10 years and has worked tirelessly for over 2 years writing to authors and celebrities asking for signed books and memorabilia to raise funds for BrAMS.

International authors and celebrities such as J K Rowling, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Frank Rodgers, Harlan Coben, James Herbert, Alan Shearer, Penny Vincenzi, Erin Brockovich, Stephanie Meyer, Michael Parkinson, Robert Rankin, Sir David Attenborough, Frederick Forsyth, Martin Johnson, John Le Carre, Jilly Cooper, Lorraine Kelly, Barbara Windsor, Terri Irwin and various 2008 medal winning Olympians are just a handful of those who have generously donated.

One of Grant’s prized books is JK Rowling’s Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows from the Moonlight Signing at The Natural History Museum, complete with hologram and a host of signed photos from the cast which will accompany the book.

He also acquired the script of The Wind That Shakes The Barley, from Ken Loach and 4 books by author Frank Rodgers who not only signed each book but drew character’s from each story in the front, along with Karen Maitland’s 1st Edition of The Owl Killers which was the very first copy she ever signed.

Grant also checked out the US newspapers online to view their book lists and wrote to many authors, such as Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Coben, Jacquelyn Mitchard & Patricia Cornwell to name just a few.

This is an excellent opportunity for readers and collectors to obtain rare memorabilia, including some first editions, while helping BrAMS. Every item is signed, many with personal notes, CD’s and promotional items and has a letter of authenticity. A perfect “money can’t buy” Christmas Gift!

The book genre include fiction, non fiction, children’s and cookery, simply put, there’s something for everyone.

Alison McCarthy, who promotes BrAMS, said “Grant has amassed a truly staggering amount of books and memorabilia. So much, in fact, that it isn’t possible to auction all these items in one evening, or even a week, so the majority of books will be auctioned on eBay, leaving others to be auction at one of Bristol’s large hotels”.

Items will start appearing on eBay on Tuesday 1st December, and all should be available by Thursday 3rd December depending how long it takes us to get everything logged onto eBay. Each item will be on auction for a period of 10 days, closing on or around Sunday 13th December.

Click the image below to view the live auction, Happy Bidding!

If you have any questions, please email Alison or call her on her mobile 0789 474 4089.

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