Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain, Phil Collins and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice are among the drummers who have donated items from their kits to an online charity auction.
Launched today and running for three weeks until Wednesday 12th December, the 12 Drummers Drumming auction is hosted at charitystars.com with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Nicko McBrain has donated the entire drum kit from Iron Maiden’s 2006 A Matter of Life and Death tour to the auction, which has a starting price of £5,000.
Nicko said: “This drum set has done the world tour, the WHOLE LOT, so please dig deep in your pockets to bid for the item. Money raised will support young people diagnosed with cancer so they don’t have to face it alone, particularly at this festive time of year.”
Other items fans can bid for include signed and framed drum heads from Ian Paice, Phil Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith.
Money raised from the auction will help provide life-changing nursing care and support for the 7 young people aged 13-24 who are diagnosed with cancer each day in the UK.
Last year, the Christmas auction raised £20,000 from drum equipment donated by musicians including Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason.
Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “Teenage Cancer Trust is so privileged to have the support of these world class drummers and can’t thank them enough for donating such brilliant pieces for auction.
“A huge thank you to the team at Remo too as we couldn’t have pulled this together without them. To see the drumming community coming together to do their bit in support of young people with cancer is very special. Every penny raised will go towards providing life changing care to young people who are having to deal with being diagnosed with cancer.”
You can see the full list of items and place your bids right here.