H62F9A Las Vegas, NV, USA. 22nd Oct, 2016. Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones in attendance for Rolling Stones Concert, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV October 22, 2016. Credit:  James Atoa/Everett Collection/Alamy Live News

Rolling Stones legend Charlie Watts donates signed drum to Oracle

Charlie Watts, drummer from rock legends The Rolling Stones has generously donated a signed drum by the band which will be auctioned in September at the 18th Asian Achievers Awards being held at The Grosvenor House.  Oracle has been chosen as Charity of the Year at the prestigious awards evening.

As a former throat cancer patient treated by Oracle Cancer Trust's Founder and Chairman Peter Rhys Evans, Charlie is a passionate supporter of the charity's work. He says about this prize which he has donated;

“In 2004 I developed a lump in my neck and further investigation showed that I had throat cancer which had spread to a gland in my neck. I underwent major surgery to my throat and neck followed by six weeks of radiotherapy under the care of Peter Rhys Evans and his team at The Royal Marsden Hospital."

"At that time I thought I was going to die and I know just how difficult it was to go through the surgery and radiotherapy. However, I’m pleased to say that my treatment was successful and 14 years later I am totally cured."

"I have wanted to make a gesture of thanks to my doctors and to recognise the work of Oracle Cancer Trust funding groundbreaking head and neck cancer research."

"This snare drum is very special to me and one that I have used on various tours. It is my personal gift and is signed by all of The Rolling Stones band with a letter of authentification. I hope that someone will want to share the pleasure of owning it and at the same time give a generous donation to Oracle Cancer Trust"

The drum is expected to attract a great deal of attention at the live auction on the 14th September.  If you are interested in making a bid please get in touch.