||GOTTHARD AND EX LIBRIS DONATE PROFITS TO ROADCROSS FOUNDATION
25th January 2011
Vocalist Steve Lee of Swiss act Gotthard tragically passed away in October 2010 after being involved in a motorcycle crash.
Nuclear Blast has now issued the following announcement about Gotthard and Ex Libris donating their profits from record sales to the Roadcross Foundation:
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"On Sunday, January 16th, Ex Libris Business Manager Daniel Röthlin and Gotthard Bassist Marc Lynn handed over a check of CHF 75'000 to the Roadcross Foundation at the Kaufleuten in Zürich. The amount of the donation is yielded from the quantity of Gotthard records sold at all Ex Libris stores between October 5th and December 31st 2010.
"2 CHF per sold Gotthard CD was added to the donation and given to the non-profit Roadcross Foundation. This Steve Lee Memorial action is supported by Gotthard as well as by Musikvertrieb AG who will both also additionally round off the donation. Roadcross expresses their thanks to all those who made this generous donation possible, a very much welcome and needed help and contribution to victims of road accidents.
"The decision to make a donation to a organization dealing with accident prevention and handling was taken, without going public by Gotthard and the Business Management of Ex Libris, only a few days after Steve Lees tragic accident. Many thanks to all the fans who contributed to this action."