Wetherby schoolgirl auctioning chance to interview McFly on eBay for Japanese earthquake

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A WETHERBY schoolgirl who won a competition to interview her favourite band McFly has pledged to put the prize on Ebay to help raise money for Japanese earthquake victims.

Jodell Hill, 17, who currently lives in Switzerland but whose family live in Wetherby, has been given permission by pop band McFly to auction the prize she won in the Pioneer Presenter competition yesterday.

The prize, which is on the online auction site for just 24 hours, will allow the winner to interview the band at the Manchester Evening News Arena this Saturday at 5pm.

Jodell’s aunt, Steph Theweneti, who lives and works in Wetherby, said: “I commend Jodell for doing this as I know she is Mcfly’s biggest fan but this money will go towards a great cause for the people of Japan at this time.”

The money raised for the bid will go directly to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, a project which has been set up to provide relief and emergency services for the victims of the earthquake on March 11.

The winner of the prize must be aged over 16 and be able to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The prize does not include a ticket for the concert.

To bid for the chance to interview the band click on the link above to the right under the heading ‘External Links’.

For the full story, buy next week’s Wetherby News on Friday March 25.