UK Steel Merger have launched an enormous charity prize draw the place followers can win uncommon objects of steel memorabilia.
With objects donated by bands together with Black Sabbath, Motörhead and Judas Priest, the #ILoveMetal prize draw goals to increase funds for Stagehand, a charity offering hardship funding and psychological well being help for employees within the dwell music trade.
By way of a £5 entry on this crowdfunder page, followers can enter the prize draw a number of instances till the draw ends on June 11. All winners shall be contacted on June 18.
A few of the objects within the draw embody a uncommon Black Sabbath e book signed by the group’s Tony Iommi, an Epiphone Signature SG Customized additionally signed by Iommi, two VIP passes for Obtain 2022, a framed Judas Priest ‘Epitaph’ presentation which has been signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis.
The prizes are grouped into themed “bundles” with collections of prizes from Earache Information, Motörhead, My Dying Bride and extra additionally up for grabs.
You possibly can see the total listing of things within the prize draw here and you’ll see some photos of the memorabilia beneath.
Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath and Judas Priest backs #ILoveMetal – The world’s greatest ever metal-music charity prize draw.
Press launch: https://t.co/1PpKIkItJ3
— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) May 27, 2021
When you can spare a fiver and love steel, decide your fave bundle right here and assist out some dwell crew people: https://t.co/5IOhPG1fPD
— Cosa Nostra PR (@CosaNostraPR) May 20, 2021
Y’all try this wonderful charity drive for our brothers and sisters throughout the pond within the UK who’ve been severely affected by the pandemic. Some actually cool objects to take a look at! https://t.co/YWtiArBt3q
— Goodbye June (@GoodbyeJune) May 18, 2021
We’ve have teamed up with UK Steel Merger’s Stagehand Marketing campaign and the #ILoveMetal prize draw to lift pressing funds for dwell music crew. Win a set of the bought out, tremendous deluxe editions of Ace Of Spades and 1979 field units and a great deal of different prizes! https://t.co/alGPgs0U1X pic.twitter.com/KiY3CbkQRG
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) May 17, 2021
— My Dying Bride (@Official_MDB) May 14, 2021
The world’s greatest ever steel music charity prize draw simply launched & it consists of an unbelievable Earache bundle!?
— Earache Information ♠️ Hellbound (@EaracheRecords) May 14, 2021
Stagehand’s #ILoveLive marketing campaign is described on UK Steel Merger’s crowdfunder web page as aiming to “[provide] monetary assist for all UK stage crew who’re within the best want. Stage crew appear to be the forgotten ones within the present pandemic. They’re the unsung heroes of the dwell leisure world. With out them exhibits simply couldn’t occur.”
They added: “The affect of Covid-19 has been devastating for the entire music trade however notably for the stage techs, sound engineers, guitar techs, keyboard techs, drum techs, stage managers, manufacturing managers, tour managers and different dwell help personnel who make exhibits potential.
“With no exhibits since March 2020, crew’s earnings has been slashed with many discovering that they’re ineligible for any type of authorities monetary assist. Many are in determined want and most are sitting with psychological well being points.”
Earlier this yr, UK music trade figures referred to as on the federal government to commit extra financial help to the sector following the UK’s “roadmap” out of lockdown.
LIVE CEO Greg Parmley requested the federal government to supply the financial help wanted for the music trade to get again to regular. “Any return to normality for dwell music could possibly be months behind the remainder of the economic system.
“The Chancellor should acknowledge our prolonged closure within the Price range and supply the financial help wanted to make sure the roles and livelihoods of the a whole lot of 1000’s of people who work in our trade exist as we come via this pandemic.”