Canadian rockers Avril Lavigne, SUM 41 and Shania Twain are auctioning off their free promotional gifts - to raise money for charity.

The internet event, called the SWAG ONLINE AUCTION, will allow music fans the chance to gain ownership of some of their idol's free hand-outs.

Dozens of rock stars have donated a wide variety of merchandise, which will all be auctioned off on EBAY.

The SWAG 2003 auction - in aid of THE CANADIAN MUSIC THERAPY TRUST FUND - kicks off today (22MAY03) and continues until 1 June (03).

In the past two years the event has raised $75,000 (GBP50,000) to support music therapy programmes across Canada.

22/05/2003 02:06