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Teenage Cancer Trust Drum Auction From Friday 5th December

Published: Fri December 05, 2008  News Feed

Some of the world’s greatest drummers have donated kit to an exclusive auction raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, which helps teenagers and young people fight cancer.

Top drummers - such as Stuart Copeland - and Remo offer memorabilia for cancer charity

And the chance is there for anyone and everyone to cash in on the opportunity as the drums will be under auction and open for bids via the online auction site, Buy Once Give Twice, from Friday December 5th to Monday December 15th.

A selection of the collectables includes:
Remo 50th Anniversary snare signed by the 16 artists at the Remo Drummer Night including Chad Smith, Mark Schulman, Steve White, Ian Matthews
Paiste 22” Bell Ride Cymbal signed by Iron Maiden drummer, Nicko McBrain
Remo 14”DW Snare Drum head signed by Elton John’s drummer, Nigel Ollsen
Remo 14” Emperor Snare signed by Iron Maiden - Nicko McBrain, Steve Harris, Bruce Dickenson, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers
Gretsch Catalina series snare drum signed by Phil Collins 14 x 6” - White Marine Pearl finish, Die cast Hoops, with Remo Suede Emperor drumhead signed ‘Thanks for your support, Phil Collins’
Stuart Copeland Signed Silver Tama Drum. Also includes… Sting, Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers signed Remo drum head

But there will be many other items on offer, as well at www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk/auctions/drummerlive.

Mark Schulman (pictured), the drummer for Pink, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust’s 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, number 1062559

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