Cliveaid — the organization which was set up in 2004 as a fund-raising event for original IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr (who suffers from multiple sclerosis) — has issued the following update:
"We would like to introduce you to our newest friend here at Cliveaid. Pat Cash, the tennis ace, has agreed to join Cliveaid. We are building a team of high-profile sports people to help us with some very exciting events for 2008. Pat works very hard for charities all over the world so we are very pleased he has agreed to join our ever growing circle of friends."
Upcoming Cliveaid events include September 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California (featuring RONNY MUNROE PROJECT, LEATHERWOLF, HUCK JOHNS, MY EVOLUTION, CRUEL) and March 30, 2008 in Bergen, Norway (featuring SAHG, THUNDERBOLT, KRAKOW, CAT CALL, CRUEL, THE BATALLION).
Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his balance. At present there is no known cure for MS, although he is helping test new drugs in the hope that his body response may contribute to a cure.
Clive joined IRON MAIDEN at the very end of December 1979 and played on the first three albums — "Iron Maiden", "Killers" and "Number of the Beast" — and toured extensively with the band over this groundbreaking period before leaving in early 1983.
For more information on Cliveaid, go to this location.