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Stars help drum up cash for cancer patients

Former Style Council and Oasis drummers, brothers Steve and Alan White, have sold one of their drumkits to raise money for cancer patients.

The white marine pearl drum|kit, made by Pearl Drums, was used by the brothers while playing for artists Paul Weller and Oasis.

A young Paul Weller fan paid £1,000 for the drums with the cash going to Clatterbridge Your Cancer Centre which raises funds for the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology on the Wirral. Steve White has supported the centre for several years after a friend received treatment at the centre.

He bumped into pal Phil Morris at a Paul Weller gig and, after hearing what he was going through, helped set up the website checkemlads.com

Phil was undergoing chemotherapy at Clatterbridge, the leading cancer treatment |centre for people in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire, and Steve was inspired to help raise awareness among young men.

Since then, checkemlads has supported other patients through treatment and helped raise money for the centre.

Phil says: “While I was being treated the nursing staff really looked after me. They are amazing and there aren't enough words to describe how I feel about them and the wonderful work they do.

“The staff at Clatterbridge managed to turn the most terrifying moment of my life into a really positive experience. To go and receive cancer treatment with a smile on my face really made a difference.”

Steve added: “I'm only too happy to put some money towards the excellent work done at Clatterbridge and also raise awareness about testicular cancer.”

The drumkit is now on its way to its new home in Aldershot.

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