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raised of £5,000 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,090 to celebrate the life of David Ashman and to raise funds to create a prize or a bursary in his memory at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Brighton, UK
    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    David Ashman was born in Kent and, after gaining a BA Hons. in Music and German at Southampton University, studied as a member of the Advanced Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music. He had in the past worked with English National Opera and had been a regular performer at the Royal Opera House.

    At the RAM David won several prizes including the Andrew Sykes Award and the Katie Thomas Prize. He had a wide repertoire of opera, oratorio and song ranging from Monteverdi to Penderecki and had a busy singing career in England and in Europe.

    David was a kind and generous man who was famous for his hosting skills; throwing the most memorable parties. His kindness touched many people far and wide; he had a positive attitude even during some very difficult times in his life. Having known David for over 30 years and having been his flatmate for the past four I have experienced first hand his generosity, love and support.

    In his memory I feel that David would have approved of our wish to set up a prize or bursary in his memory at the Royal Academy of Music so that his love of opera will live on.



    • Christian Brideson3 years ago
      Christian Brideson

      Christian Brideson

      3 years ago

      Thank you all who were able to attend last Friday, for supporting me and for celebrating the life of our dear friend David Ashman. We have achieved a lot, but there is much more to do - we have at least 1 years prize in his name at the Royal Academy of Music - we need a couple more; so please consider donating if you have not already and/or sharinging far wide. One of the highlights of the tribute in words and music here - - performed wonderfully by his friends.

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    • Christian Brideson3 years ago
      Christian Brideson

      Christian Brideson

      3 years ago

      Thank you to all of David Ashman's friends who have helped kick-start this crowdfunding initiative in his memory, we are already at 8% of the overall target, but have a long way to go to reach our target. It would be wonderful if this could be shared far & wide; to those who knew David; worked with David & who loved David. Anyone wishing to do their own fundraising event to add to this target would be very much welcomed. There will be a collection on the day of his celebration on 13 April which will be added to this fund. Thank you <3

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    Page last updated on: 6/7/2018 10.53



    • Diana Tenn

      Diana Tenn

      Jun 7, 2018

      In loving memory of David, one of the kindest most genuine people in the World. Thinking of him as the 16th approaches and missing him more. xx


    • Ray & Margaret Baxter

      Ray & Margaret Baxter

      Apr 27, 2018


    • Harriet Stainton-James

      Harriet Stainton-James

      Apr 19, 2018

      With love from all the Stainton-James’ xxxxx


    • Anonymous


      Apr 16, 2018

      with love, Jono, Kris and Joy xxx


    • Jeffrey Gardner

      Jeffrey Gardner

      Apr 15, 2018

      For David Ashman, a lovely human being. With long Ventris from Barby and Jeff


    • Beth Robinson

      Beth Robinson

      Apr 14, 2018

      Thank you for doing this Christian. David would have been delighted.


    • Neil Gillespie

      Neil Gillespie

      Apr 14, 2018

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    Christian Brideson

    Christian Brideson

    Brighton, UK

    Friend of over thirty years, flatmate for the past 4 years. Keen to raise funds in David's name as a prize and/or bursary at the Royal Academy of Music.

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