£12,063raised of £10,000 target by 509 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help Bruxa Maria and Silent Front get back on their feet following their terrible van accident

London, United Kingdom

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On Saturday, January 20th Silent Front and Bruxa Maria were in a van heading to a gig in Paris when they were involved in a horrific accident. The crash left members of both bands with serious injuries, but fortunately everyone survived.

Both bands are now facing considerable costs to pay for medical bills, replace equipment and cover expenses related to the accident. EHIC only covers a portion of the bills they are facing, and it will cost at least £3600 to get Matt Cargill (Bruxa Maria/Sly & The Family Drone) a private ambulance from the hospital in France to one in the UK so he can continue recuperating. We want to help so that they can focus on getting back to full fitness. Giving just a little, or even just sharing this page will help immensely.

ALL funds will go to both the bands. Anything raised that is not needed will be donated to a charity of both bands choice.

Thank you all!


Fundraising events:

London w/ USA Nails, UKAEA/Johnny Broke, Workin Man Noise Unit, Stef Kettteringham

Leeds w/ Thomas Truax, The Sonic Heartbreakers, Beige Palace, Wormboys Bronzed

Cambridge w/ Culture CT, Ugly

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  • Matt Ridout8 days ago
    Matt Ridout

    Matt Ridout

    8 days ago

    Hey everyone, just a quick update to let you know that the money that has been raised has been transferred to the bands. Thank you all again for your generosity!

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  • Matt Ridout16 days ago
    Matt Ridout

    Matt Ridout

    16 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Once again, a big thanks to everyone who has donated and shared the page. Matt is back from France to continue recuperating in hospital in the UK. He is full of metal and still on the mend, but tough as nails. I'll keep you all updated here of any more news

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  • Matt Ridout22 days ago
    Matt Ridout

    Matt Ridout

    22 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you all! xxx

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1 month ago

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  • Stephen Creek

    Stephen Creek

    Feb 21, 2018

    Glad to hear you're on the mend. x


  • CJJ


    Feb 20, 2018


  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Feb 20, 2018

    On behalf of everyone who donated at Al Wilson's birthday show at Islington Mill on 16.2.18.


  • Jason Carty

    Jason Carty

    Feb 20, 2018

    Sorry I couldn’t donate sooner. I hope things are getting better for all of you and that you are back in the saddle rocking again soon. Warmest wishes, Jas xx


  • Jen Willett

    Jen Willett

    Feb 18, 2018

    I hope you're all on the mend and are starting to feel like you're past the worst. xxxx


  • Liam McConaghy

    Liam McConaghy

    Feb 17, 2018

    Wishing a swift recovery for all involved!


  • Marie Pigeon

    Marie Pigeon

    Feb 15, 2018


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Matt Ridout

Matt Ridout

London, United Kingdom

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