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KEF raises £10k for ChildLine Rocks charity

KEF has raised a further £5000 for the ChildLine Rocks charity, bringing its total contribution to £10,000 for the year to date.

The latest sum came from a recent online auction in which the hi-fi company donated a pair of satin black Reference Model 205/2 speakers signed by more than 30 rock legends, including Slash, Ronnie Wood, Ian Gillian, Michael Stipe and others.

The speakers went to to the highest bidder, Mark Bennett (below left), a previous KEF Reference owner and fan of the brand. He received them from KEF's Alex Foxon.

"When I first saw KEF was auctioning these speakers, the temptation proved irresistible! To own a pair with the signatures of some of my favourite artists was even more appealing... and knowing that the money went straight to ChildLine has made winning them even better."

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.