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Press Release: The Police, Iron Maidens Nicko Brian, Red Hot Chilli Peppers Chad Smith, Phil Collins Join A Host Of Musicians In Charitable Drum Donation For Teenage Cancer Trust

Some of the worlds greatest drummers have stepped forward in the fight to beat teenage cancer. Iconic musicians including Phil Collins, and members from The Police, Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers fame have donated a signed drum kit to an exclusive auction raising money for the charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, which helps teenagers and young people fight cancer. Now’s your chance to take home a piece of pop culture memorabilia.

From Monday 8th December Monday 15th December, the drums will be under auction and open for bids via the online auction site, www.buyoncegivetwice.com

Collectables include:
– Remo 50th Anniversary snare signed by the 16 artists at the Remo Drummer Night including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mark Schulman (Cher, Pink), Steve White (Paul Weller), Ian Matthews (Kasabian)
– Remo drum head signed by Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers Stuart
– Greisch Catalina series snare drum signed by Phil Collins 14 x 6 – White Marine Pearl finish, Die cast Hoops, with Remo Suede Emperor drumhead signed
– Paiste 22 Bell Ride Cymbal signed by Iron Maiden drummer Nicko Brain
– Remo 14DW Snare Drum head signed by Elton John’s drummer Nigel Ollsen
– Remo 14 Emperor Snare signed by Iron Maidens Nicko McBrain, Steve Harris, Bruce Dickenson, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers

For your chance to bid visit http://www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk/event/drummerlive

Mark Schulman, backing drummer for Pink, said: Im delighted to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trusts Drummer Night auction and hope it will raise as much cash as possible for the charity. I am a cancer survivor myself, as is my ex-wife, Kelly. I understand the challenges that patients go through, and I want to use my credibility as a drummer to raise awareness about such issues. I hope the auction can help raise enough money so that teenagers and young people going through cancer have access to specialised treatment centres, like those provided by Teenage Cancer Trust.

There’s never a good time to get cancer, but for a teenager the timing seems particularly cruel. Young people can get some of the most rare and aggressive forms of cancer. This plus the emotional upheaval of adolescence can make a cancer diagnosis even harder to cope with.

Every day in the UK, six young people will have to face that diagnosis. Teenage Cancer Trust understands that teenage cancer requires specialist care and in fact, that young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs.

Teenage Cancer Trust builds units in NHS hospitals which improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer. But as we receive no government funding, we rely on voluntary donations from people like you. It costs around 2million to build and equip a new unit.

We estimate that with the units we currently have around the UK, only half of the teenagers diagnosed with cancer now have access to this dedicated, specialist support. Our aim is build enough units so that, by 2012, every single teenager with cancer will be treated on one.

Most importantly, the units provide an environment where teenagers and young adults with cancer can meet others their age who are going through the same experience and provide support for one another.

For more information visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.

TCT is a registered charity, no. 1062559.

For further details contact:
Lily Fallala
[email]lily.fallala@taylorherring.com[/email]
0208 206 5151

Charlotte Sweeney
[email]Charlotte.sweeney@taylorherring.com[/email]
0208 206 5151

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