Stevie donates his guitar to cancer charity

Stevie McCrorie is donating his guitar to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation
Stevie McCrorie is donating his guitar to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation

Former Kirkcaldy firefighter Stevie McCrorie is donating the treasured guitar which helped him win BBC talent show ‘The Voice’ to raise funds for a well-known cancer charity.

The popular singer and songwriter is inviting fans to bid for his signed Martin DCPA4 Rosewood guitar on Ebay to help collect money for the John Hartson Foundation.

The 30-year-old, who is originally from Alva, has also agreed to be an ambassador for the charity which was set up by the ex-Celtic striker who fought a life-threatening battle with cancer after ignoring lumps on his testicle for four years.

The dad-of-one recently joined John and a host of sports stars to launch a new testicular cancer awareness campaign at the charity’s golf day.

Stevie, who is taking a break from his firefighting job to focus on his musical career, said: “John’s story really touched me. As a firefighter I’m used to working with guys and we do have a tendency not to talk about these things.

“But when you see what happened to John and what he went through because he ignored his health problems, it really brings home the importance of breaking those boundaries and not being shy.

“It’s really important that we take his advice and look regularly for any signs that something might need to be checked out.”

Stevie continued: “To see all the support John and the Foundation had at the golf day was amazing. I decided to donate my guitar as I felt this is such a great cause and I really wanted to help.

“To then be invited to become an ambassador was overwhelming - I’m honoured and delighted to do anything I can to help.”

John added: “Stevie is a great lad and we’re delighted to welcome him on board and appreciate all the support he’s given us.”

Bidding for Stevie’s guitar closes on Saturday, May 16.