Modfather lends a hand

A 1988 Vespa 125 Sport scooter, signed by The Modfather Paul Weller, will be auctioned at Goodwood

A 1988 Vespa 125 Sport scooter, signed by The Modfather Paul Weller, will be auctioned at Goodwood

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A 1988 Vespa 125 Sport scooter signed by ‘The Modfather’ Paul Weller will be up for grabs.

And the unusual two-wheeled addition to the sale is for a very special cause.

Youngster Jacbo Breckon

Youngster Jacbo Breckon

In October 2015, 11-year old Jacob Breckon was taken seriously ill whilst playing football for his local Woking District team.

Subsequent investigations revealed that he had suffered a brain haemorrhage, caused by a previously undetected condition.

Funds raised from the sale of the scooter will help meet the cost of taking Jacob to the USA for treatment.

After hearing of Jacob’s plight, rockstar Weller, who is also from Woking, provided support to the family, and has autographed the scooter to increase the bidding.

James Stensel, Bonhams head of motorcycles, said: ‘The Vespa scooter is a design classic, synonymous with Mod culture, and the mobilisation of post-war Italy.’

The sale takes place at Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, on Sunday March 20. Entry to Bonhams auction is permitted by catalogue only, which can be ordered at bonhams.com/departments/MOT-CAR/

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