Clash drummer raffles Mini Cooper for Strummerville

Money raised will go towards helping young musicians

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The Clash drummer Topper Headon is selling his prized Mini Cooper car in aid of the Strummerville charity.

The customised motor will be sold off in a raffle to raise funds for the organisation, which aims to give young musicians a leg-up, and was set up following the death of The Clash's frontman Joe Strummer in 2002.

Tickets cost £10, and will be available from Strummerville.com from Saturday (May 30).

Headon said of the giveaway in a statement: "This car has been my pride and joy. I had it two-tone customised and it was the first car I drove when I got clean, so you can imagine I've been attached to it and have loved it a lot.

"But I so love the great work that Strummerville are doing, so am delighted to donate the car to be raffled. I hope it will make a fortune for the charity. Giving kids a chance is such a good cause."

The raffle will be drawn on July 13.

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