BROWN DOES HIT BIT FOR CHARITY

One lucky punter donates £641 and gets to meet the star at V2002...

Ian Brown helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity this weekend by auctioning his handprint.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Ian Brown held an auction giving fans the opportunity to meet him at V2002. He is a supporter of Sight Savers International, the charity who work towards tackling blindness in the developing world.

The package also included a one-off hand print in glazed ceramic, complete with his signature and photograph. The overall winner paid £641.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM at V2002, Brown said, “There’s so much waste in the music industry, if people can spare £15 then that will pay for a Cataract operation which will make someone be able to see again. A gram of cocaine costs £60, so if people save a bit of money on coke and liquor they can help give people in the third world the gift of sight.”

For more information, visit www.sightsavers.org .