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£11,931raised of £2,500 target by 374 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,931 to help our wonderful friend and colleague James Sherlock through his recovery. Helping with loss of earnings whilst he gets back on his feet.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 18th November 2016

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    Two nights ago, James wrote the following on Facebook. It is something that would have taken a lot of courage to write, let alone live through...

    Hello. It's me.

    I've never been much of a post-er, so for those who are interested: four weeks ago I was attacked in Ion Gardens off Columbia Road as I was walking home. I visited the site yesterday with my sister, where the council have since installed new street lamps across this little park. In six years in the East End, I've felt safer here and in London generally than in most other towns in the country.

    The group of four took everything I had, passport, phone, computer with valuable work, concert clothes and scores, before attacking me with a mace and/or knuckle dusters leaving multiple fractures in the eye socket and cheekbone.

    The NHS are a national treasure: Prof Simon Holmes rebuilt my face in an amazing operation which he has demonstrated on the BBC's An Hour to Save your Life, for the distinctly unsqueamish. The result should mean a return to full sight and health in a few months.

    Victim Support and Saving Faces are fantastic. As are my friends. And family.

    Having read the harrowing account, it struck me that we can help James in his recovery. He would never ask for help and would certainly never expect it. (I might even get in trouble for starting this to raise funds, but am determined to do so.) Over 500 of you shared my horror, sadness and anger of what has happened and 347 people commented on the status. We all care and can be there, albeit in a small way, to make the next few months a little easier-if only financially.

    If everyone could donate even £5, we could raise a whopping £2500 to help James recover his loss of earnings, both in the weeks since the accident and going forward. Let's face it, this is the busiest time of year for concerts and such like, and James will surely not be able to play and will have had to cancel many engagements. Please help

    Thank you



    • Nazan Fikret3 years ago
      Nazan Fikret

      Nazan Fikret

      3 years ago

      This is absolutely amazing! We have more than quadrupled the target and it's absolutely wonderful. Thank you all so much. Whether you gave £5 or £1000 (and there have been two anonymous donations of the staggering amount), its is so gratefully received. James will be in touch soon. Thank you xx

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    • Nazan Fikret3 years ago
      Nazan Fikret

      Nazan Fikret

      3 years ago

      Wow! Just shy of £1000 a mere six hours into day one. How wonderful. Thank you all and keep it coming, keep sharing.

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/14/2016 10.25



    • Amanda


      Nov 14, 2016

      Thinking of you. Just sorry it's not more at this stage but praying for a speedy recovery and rehab. X


    • Clive and Tessa

      Clive and Tessa

      Nov 13, 2016

      We so enjoyed your recent Brahms and Fauré concert and, had we not been told, would not have guessed about your appalling experience. May your recovery continue well.


    • Sarah Counter

      Sarah Counter

      Nov 13, 2016

      James, be courageous and use the determination you have given in the field of music match your determination to regain stability to your life after such a violation. May the love of God surround you.


    • Eva Radkowska

      Eva Radkowska

      Nov 9, 2016

      Hope you continue to improve and the pain, both emotional and physical lessens by the day. If you can do anything musically at home it may help with recovery and feelings of normality.


    • The Markar family

      The Markar family

      Nov 9, 2016

      Wishing you a swift recovery. With love and best wishes.


    • Catherine Hamilton

      Catherine Hamilton

      Nov 7, 2016

      With all good wishes for a speedy recovery :)


    • Jenny


      Nov 6, 2016

      Such a deserving cause - you give so much, James. Best wishes for a full recovery.


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