Charity Set Up in Memory of Radiohead Tech
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:08:52
The family of Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson, who died after a stage collapse in Toronto earlier this year, has set up a charity in his memory.
The Scott Johnson Bursary will fund musical equipment in Johnson's hometown of Rotherham. What a great initiative and endeavor.
Radiohead drummer Philip Selway shared news of the launch, posting: "Over the past couple of months, a number of people have asked if there is anything they can do in memory of Scott. Scott's parents have now created the Scott Johnson Bursary Fund for Young Musicians. This will fund musical equipment for young people in Rotherham in the U.K., where Scott grew up."
Johnson's parents have also commented, posting: "It has been heart-warming to receive the kind wishes from you all. We have had many requests for donations in place of flowers and have set up an account that will be the Scott Johnson Bursary for Young Musicians. This will be managed by his friends locally as a fund primarily in Rotherham Schools. Frankly we cannot equate to the financial aspects but if it helps anyone to contribute in this way the account is established to ensure that no other fund is created in error. It may take a while, but we will keep you informed on how the money is spent in due course."
What can you do to help this charity endeavor?