"Ure became involved with Bob Geldof in 1984 and was instrumental in organising the Band Aid concert in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine broadcasts by Michael Buerk seen on television. As well as organising the event he co-wrote and produced the best selling single "Do they know its Christmas?"..
"Ure is still active as a trustee of Band Aid, is an ambassador for Save the Children and has also worked on a number of Prince's Trust concerts. He openly admits to being a recovering alcoholic, has been twice married and has released his autobiography "If I Was.""