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Johna Bonham‘s statue, which was unveiled on May 31 in his home town of Redditch, England (see: HERE), has become a central point for a good cause.

The John Bonham Memorial has launched an exclusive T-shirt, which emblazons the rock icon’s statue. They are sold to raise donations in aid of of Teenage Cancer Trust – an organization dealing with battling cancer amongst kids and teenagers. Money from the sale of the shirts will help fund vital services for people before, during and after their treatment.

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Deborah Bonham, the iconic drummer’s sister, said: “I am totally thrilled to be able to support Teenage Cancer Trust’s work across the West Midlands in the name of my brother John. He was such a family man and loved kids, I think he’d be so happy and proud to know that he’s helping give support to kids and their families suffering from this terrible illness. Through him we can make a difference. I feel honoured.’’

The John Bonham Memorial helps fight cancer

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The Who singer and honourable patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, Roger Daltrey, said: “John Bonham‘s drumming echoed the hammers that forged the history of Redditch.’’

Robert Plant, lead Singer of Led Zeppelin, said: “I’m very pleased to finally see a fitting tribute to my friend after all these years and for it to be linked with Teenage Cancer Trust’s work in the West Midlands.”