Fundraiser Launched for Van Williams Following the Passing of His Wife Dore

Last month legendary metal drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ghost Ship Octavius) lost his wife Dore (Dorraine) Williams to cancer after a tough battle over many years. In her memory, the USA Royal Affair Tour Fundraiser has been launched to help his family in their time of need. The 2019 Royal Affair Tour consisted of YES, ASIA, The John Lodge Band (featuring John Lodge of the Moody Blues) as well as the Carl Palmer (ELP) band. Van worked on the tour in production and was considered a cherished member of the crew. Proceeds will be given to Van to help aid him in the accumulation of bills stemming from their medical situation, as he is now a single parent and the touring and gig situation being what it is in the world right now, he can sued the help. Van is one of the best people in music so please check out the eBay auction list of amazing memorabilia below, and help out if you can. 

 The 2019 Summer USA Royal Affair Tour Fundraiser in memory of Dore Williams

The 2019 Royal Affair Tour consisted of YES, ASIA, The John Lodge Band (featuring John Lodge of the Moody Blues) as well as the Carl Palmer band. All of these great bands are offering a bunch of select items to benefit the family of one of their cherished crew members Van, who worked on that tour as a Production Assistant.

 

During the Royal Affair Tour (and over a long number of previous years), Van’s wonderful wife Dore was fighting ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, Dore recently lost her battle with this dreadful disease. Proceeds will be given to Van to help aid him in the accumulation of bills stemming from their medical situation. Van is now a single parent raising their marvelous young son and could use all of our support. Check all of our current auctions… all of these items will be put up for auction at the same time, so please bid generously for an honorable cause! Thank you!

 

Click here to view the auctions. https://www.ebay.com/sch/olias/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

 

SOME OF THE GREAT ITEMS THAT WILL BE OFFERED INCLUDE STAGE USED, HAND SIGNED MEMORABLILIA AND 2 DIFFERENT GUITARS! 15 AUCTIONS IN ALL!

 

See full list below:

 

Line 6 Variax Standard Electric Guitar signed by every member of YES

Fender Squire Stratocaster Electric Guitar and Amp Package signed by every member of YES

Alan White’s stage-used Drumsticks

Stage-used Zildjian Cymbal signed by Alan White and Jay Schellen

Stage-used drumsticks signed by Jay Schellen

YES 2019 Meet & Greet VIP Goodie Bag

YES Royal Affair Tour Program

YES50 Live, 4LP and 2CD set

Tour Poster signed by every member of every band on the tour

ASIA 2019 Meet & Greet VIP Goodie Bag

A complete set of 2019 Tour Backstage Satin Passes and Laminate

Signed John Lodge Band CD, LP, laminate and photo

Drum Head signed by Carl Palmer

A pair of Signed Drumsticks from Carl Palmer

Royal Affair Tour Tees

 

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