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Last Updated:  Monday, 17 March, 2003, 12:11 GMT
Clapton to play school concert
Eric Clapton
Tickets sales for the concert have raised 17,775
Guitar legend Eric Clapton has played a special gig at his daughter's school to raise money for music and computer equipment.

The rock star's 17-year-old daughter, Ruth, is a sixth-former at Birkdale School in Sheffield.

Money raised from the event will also benefit a drug rehabilitation charity in Antigua that Clapton has supported for many years.

A spokesman for the independent school said: "His daughter is in the sixth form and because of that he has agreed to help raise money for the school."

Demand to see Tuesday evening's one-off performance was so great that pupils and parents' names were drawn out of a hat.

The 790 tickets for the concert in the school hall were sold at 22.50 each.

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