Pink Floyd guitarist

Plucking £17million to give his granchildren a pleasant place to live

I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of Pink Floyd but I am certainly a fan of what David Gilmour has done.

This morning I heard, on the BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, an interview with David where he stated that he had long considered selling some of his guitars, and giving the proceeds to charity.

He considered the most pressing need in the world today was to address the problem of Climate Change.

He was particularly concerned for the welfare of his grandchildren.

To his utter astonishment his guitars sold at auction at Christies in New York for almost £17million, all of which he donated to ClientEarth, a charity made up of environmental lawyers. After very careful consideration he considered that using lawyers to change the law in areas that had large adverse environmental impact would be the most effective way his donation could be used.

"We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung." He is quoted as saying on Sky News.