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Queen drummer Roger Taylor to raise money for Cornwall's Phoenix Stroke Appeal

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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Queen drummer Roger Taylor has signed five special edition CDs in aid of Cornwall's Phoenix Stroke Appeal.

Rock star Mr Taylor, who grew up in Truro and has a home in Cornwall, did the favour for the charity's chairman Rik Evans.

The CDs, which are being auctioned one-by-one on eBay until mid-December, will, it is hoped, raise hundreds of pounds for the Cornish charity.

"Roger and I are old friends," said Rik, who agreed to chair the £500,000 appeal after learning first hand how stroke affects families.

"We hope these great CDs will make a lot for our charity, and provide lots of stroke equipment for people in Cornwall."

The Phoenix Stroke Appeal aims to raise £500,000 to improve stroke services Cornwall. The money will be shared between the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro and the community hospitals at Bodmin and Camborne/Redruth.

Its hoped the CDs will raise abound £100 each.

For more information or to make an offer before the CDs go up for online auction, email phoenix.appeal@cornwall.nhs.uk or call 01208 841453.

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