Marathon runner sells signed Tony Iommi book for charity
When keen runner Jonathan Spratt signed up to take part in this year's London Marathon, he wanted to raise money for a charity that really made a difference.
So he pledged to raise £1,750 for Victim Support.
Jonathan, who will be taking part in the marathon on his 30th birthday - April 21 - is now auctioning off a rare signed Tony Iommi autobiography in a bid to raise as much money as possible towards his target.
The Black Sabbath star, who rarely signs items, signed the book when Jonathan's brother-in-law Craig met him before Christmas. Craig Lewis, from Cheltenham, was at Tony's Birmingham home interviewing him with ELO legend Bev Bevan for BBC radio.
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Jonathan, and architect from Upton St Leonards, said: "The book was very kindly donated to me by my brother-in-law. It's was Tony's own personal copy so it's a one off. It'd be an amazing present or collectable for any Black Sabbath fan.
"I've always wanted to do something special like the London Marathon and push myself to complete a challenge like it, and as it is being held on my 30th birthday in 2013 I thought what better year to enter than this? I am running for Victim Support who are a national charity helping those affected by crime. It's a great charity and hopefully I can help raise its profile and – with auctions like this – raise lots of money for them."
The item is now on sale on eBay with a current bid of £27. The auction closes on Sunday.
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