Singer Rod Stewart has donated a dinner date with himself and wife Penny Lancaster as part of an online auction to raise funds for a cancer support centre at Monklands Hospital, Airdrie in Scotland.

According to Fife Today, the lucky donor/bidder and a friend will join Rod and Penny for an intimate dinner at The Ritz in London (if circumstances permit in 2021 presumably).

The only condition is that the bidder must make a donation to the cancer support organisation.

The 75-year old singer was himself treated for prostate cancer over a three-year period and got the all clear in September 2019.  

Rod was delighted to lend support to the cause, located at one of a number of such centres called Maggie's throughout the UK.

"Maggie’s is an incredible charity which provides crucial practical, emotional and psychological support to people living with cancer across Great Britain – help which I know is needed now more than ever, " he said.

"Penny and I are delighted to be able to support the centre in Lanarkshire and we are really looking forward to meeting whoever the generous bidders are and having a great evening with them."

Maggie’s relies almost entirely on voluntary donations for the maintenance of professional support at its twenty-three centres, built in the grounds of NHS hospitals.

The online auction, which can be accessed through Maggie's website, ends on November 30.