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Architects Fans Raise Over $41,000 For Hospice Following Tom Searle’s Passing


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While fans of Architects will always have their music and memories of the band’s late guitarist Tom Searle, fellow cancer patients will now also have something to remember him by. Following word of Searle‘s tragic passing last month after a three-year fight, this Justgiving.com campaign was launched to raise funds for Martlets Hospice, where Tom received treatment. In the week or so since his passing, fans have raised £30,958 ($41,078 USD) for that facility. The hospice has since released the following statement:

“This week the music world has continued to pay tribute to Architects guitarist Tom Searle, who passed away aged just 28, following a three-year battle with cancer. Tom was cared for by Martlets and his family have set up a Just Giving page in memory of him.

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There have been more than 1000 donations from fans around the world, it’s a true testament to the huge amount of love and respect the world had for Tom. Over £30,000 has been raised for Martlets, the biggest public response the hospice has ever seen to an online fundraising page.

Sally Brighton, Director of Income Generation said:

“Whilst the fundraising is amazing, we cannot lose sight of the tragedy of Tom’s death. Ourthoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this desperately sad time.

We hope that all who loved him will find some comfort in seeing how many people have been moved to donate to Martlets. It is truly humbling.

The funds raised will help Martlets to continue providing hospice care for local people and their families when they need us most. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s support.”

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