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A guitar belonging to Alex Turner, the frontman of the Arctic Monkeys, has raised £128,544 to support independent music venues in the UK.

Alex Turner played the black Fender Stratocaster in many of the band’s early performances.

The money raised will go to help The Leadmill venue, in Sheffield, where the band has regularly performed. The venue has hosted performances by other major artists, including Pulp, Coldplay, Stone Roses and Oasis, since it opened in 1980.

Entry to the charity raffle required a minimum donation of £5 and 14,410 tickets were sold across the world over a two-week period, BBC News reports. 

All raffle entrants also got access to a stream of the band’s performance at the Reading Festival in 2006, where Turner played the guitar.

The funds raised will go to the Music Venue Trust and The Leadmill.