The Tom Edwards Memorial Fund

For: Tom Edwards's family
England, United Kingdom
Organizer: Dickon Edwards
£20,696
of £20,000 goal.
Raised by 470 donors
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The Story

This page has been set up for the family of Tom Edwards, to help pay for costs relating to his death.

A public celebration of his life is being planned for the near future, as well as a dedicated memorial website. Details of these will be added to this page when they are announced. For now, this fundraiser is a good way to pay tribute to Tom, and to alleviate things a little for his family. 

On the night of Wednesday 25th January 2017 we suddenly and unexpectedly lost Tom Edwards. He was a versatile guitarist and musical director.  At the time, he was playing in Adam Ant’s band while they were on tour in the US. He was 41.

As well as Adam Ant, Tom had been a guitarist for Edwyn Collins, Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Andrea Corr, Arno Carstens, Spiderbites, The Dirty Dog Band, and my own band Fosca. He also presented a music show on Soho Radio, 'Rock Hard in the Morning'.

On top of the shock and the grief, the family have to deal with a number of unexpected financial costs related to Tom’s death, including his funeral. Some of these are substantial. 

If you ever enjoyed Tom’s performances, or knew him or know the family, please donate whatever you can. And tell others.

Thank you for your support,

Dickon Edwards, Tom's brother.

On behalf of:
Lynne Edwards, Tom’s mother.
Charis Anderson, Tom’s partner.
Holly Dawson, Tom’s daughter.


LINKS: 

John Robb's review of the first Adam Ant show without Tom, Toronto, 29 Jan 2017.

Press release by Adam Ant announcing Tom's death, 26 Jan 2017 (Facebook)

Official Adam Ant website

Adam Ant - official Facebook Page

Adam Ant - official Twitter 

Soho Radio

Tom Edwards's website

Dickon Edwards 



Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 6, 2017

Posted on March 6, 2017

The memorial fund has now hit its target. I'm utterly grateful. Thanks to all who donated. Dickon x 

Posted on March 2, 2017

Posted on March 2, 2017

The musician Scott Higham put together this video tribute to Tom. The music is a version of ‘Highway to Hell', with (I presume) Tom on guitar:

https://youtu.be/mUyPbzF4lIA

Posted on February 28, 2017

Posted on February 28, 2017

Tom Edwards's funeral took place yesterday afternoon, 27th February, at a crematorium in Ipswich, the town of his birth. At his mother's request the ceremony was private, for close family and friends only.

When public celebrations of Tom's life are announced, I will post the details here.

In the meantime, I would like to express my gratitude for all the generous donations to the memorial fund. Tom's death is hard on us, but it would be harder still if we had to face a mountain of debt as well. 

Thanks again,

Dickon
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