Mike Joyce

Drummer for The Smiths Mike Joyce has announced that he is raffling his Platinum disc for ‘The Queen is Dead’ in order to raise money for Back on Track – a charity that supports people facing multiple disadvantages in Greater Manchester.

Joyce explained why this matters:

“I’ve been working with Back on Track for the last few years and I’m taking this opportunity to try and generate some much needed funding for the people they support in Manchester. Every penny that is generated from this venture will go towards the fantastic work that the charity does. So here’s the story… I’ve been invited By Tim Burgess to play ‘The Queen is Dead’ in its entirety at his now infamous Listening Parties on September the 12th at 9PM and that became the catalyst to attempt to raise some money to coincide with the event.

The Platinum Disc was presented to me by Warner Music. It’s an extremely rare piece of music memorabilia and as such, it’s virtually impossible to quantify what it’s worth as this is the very first time such a unique item has ever been offered to the public. I decided it would be a better idea to have a raffle rather than an auction as that means everyone that buys a ticket has a chance of owning it. Good luck folks, and many thanks for helping!”

Mike has been a patron to Back on Track since 2018. Siobhan Pollitt, the charity’s CEO commented:

“We are continually blown away by Mike’s support. Covid-19 has been an extremely difficult period for the people who usually come to our centre and this burst of positivity has come at exactly the right time! It means so much to us all.”

Tickets for the raffle cost £5 each and can be purchased at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/queenisdeadplatinumdisc

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