More MS news articles for June 2002

Iron Maiden Launch Auction to Raise Funds for Former Drummer, Clive Burr

http://www.nyrock.com/worldbeat/06_2002/062302.asp

June 23, 2002

Following three sell-out nights at London's Brixton Academy and the success of their single "Run to the Hills," Iron Maiden have already raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds sterling for the Clive Burr MS Trust. Both EMI Records and Zomba Music Publishers have also donated their profits from their side of the single.

The sequence of events leading to the shows was the sad news last year that ex-member and friend, Clive Burr, was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. The band rallied together and performed the three shows in London to an audience of fans that had traveled from the four corners of the world. All profits from the three shows (including record-breaking sales of merchandise) were placed in the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust which is a fund that will not only help Clive and MS sufferers, but will also contribute to vital research into the debilitating disease which affects so many people.

Ebay Auction, June 28th

To help raise more funds, the band has decided to release exclusive memorabilia from their 20-plus-year career.

Here's a list of the memorabilia up for bid:

Again, all proceeds will go to the Clive Burr Trust.

The auction will commence at Midday 12pm (GMT) June 28, 2002 on EBay and will run for 10 days to give everyone plenty of opportunity to bid. The auction items will be listed on the Charities page on www.ebay.co.uk and will also be also listed on www.Ebay.com. Full information on each of the items, including photographs, will be posted on the band's website, www.ironmaiden.com with direct links to the auction on Friday, June 28.