A LUXURY MPV donated by Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorilaz fame is set to raise thousands of pounds for the NSPCC when it is auctioned at British Car Auctions Blackbushe centre on Monday, February 4.

The "X"-registered Chrysler Grand Vouager 3.3 LX is a luxury specified six-seat model which Blur have used as a band bus. Since it was purchased new in 2000, it has covered just 29,000 miles.

It is to be sold - in reserve - to the highest bidder during the regular BCA Blackbushe "Top Car" sale that commences at 11am. All the proceeds go direct to the NSPCC, with BCA selling the vehicle free of charge.

A spokesperson for the NSPCC commented: "This is a wonderful gesture from Damon Albarn and we are very grateful for his support. Thanks also to BCA for providing their expertise free of charge to help us make the most from this generous donation."

BCA's Tim Naylor commented: "We are delighted to help the NSPCC maximise the value of this luxury ‘tourbus'. We are hoping to make in excess of £15,000 for the charity, which I am sure will be put to good use."

BCA's Blackbushe auction centre is located on the A30 between Camberley and Basingstoke. For further details see the BCA website at www.british-car-auctions.co.uk or telephone BCA Blackbushe on 01252 878555.