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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help support Tim Hamper after his accidental fall in a 5 meters lift shaft, breaking his hip and leaving him unable to work.

London, London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom
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Tim Hamper has been the head sound engineer at Koko for the past 12 years & is my dear friend, colleague & mentor.  Most folks on the touring circuit know the gentle dude with the ginger beard & cap…  Last year, on 30th November, Tim walked down a pitch-black emergency exit hallway and fell through a trap door that had been left open. It took Emergency Services two hours to extract him from behind the goods elevator platform in the basement – he’s lucky to be alive.

He was taken to St Mary’s trauma center, and diagnosed w/ a shattered hip & fractured spine.  Surgeons decided to try to save the hip, even though they didn’t have a lot of faith in the outcome, because Tim is too young to have a hip replacement.  Basically, they buzzed three screws through Weetabix, hoping it would decide to become bone again.  After 6 months & a lot of pain, they admitted defeat, & Tim is now waiting for a full hip replacement.

After months of physical therapy, Tim can walk with the use of a cane, but he can’t stand for long periods of time, run up and down stairs, or lift anything heavier than a pint of milk. Tim’s partner is disabled and unable to work – Tim’s earnings were the only real source of income.  This time off has plunged Tim into real financial hardship.  Families help as much as they can, and yes, there will be a payout at some point, but that is years down the road.  Tim received a modest interim payment for devices that he needs, like an orthopedic mattress or treatment from a podiatrist & more physical therapy, but his financial situation means that this money is spent on rent & food while he still sleeps in pain on the sofa.

We miss him & want him back at Koko, but one drunk punter knocks into him & he’s in the back of an ambulance again.  His hip is collapsing, and one leg is 3 inches shorter than the other, and his back is still very fragile.  Our goal is to give him some financial relief during his recovery.  This is one of those times when we realize how precarious our security is – this could happen to any of us.  Tim is the kind of guy who would always go out of his way to help someone have their best show.  Let’s do the same for him.

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    • Dan Feel Roberts

      Dan Feel Roberts

      Jan 3, 2018

      Awesome idea Ed, Tim sure deserves some assistance in his recovery!!:)).


    • Richard Titchener

      Richard Titchener

      Dec 19, 2017

      We miss Tim! Praying for him and his partner.


    • Peter Krueger

      Peter Krueger

      Dec 13, 2017

      We hope that you get well soon , Tim xxxx with fond ULU memories....Zoe & Peter


    • Johnny Silveira

      Johnny Silveira

      Nov 28, 2017

      Hope Tim gets well soon and can get back to work to be the awesome person he is.

    • Anonymous


      Nov 27, 2017

      Godspeed to recovery, Tim! <3

    • Graeme Young

      Graeme Young

      Nov 23, 2017

      Here's to a speedy recovery. Get well soon Tim. G.x


    • Rik Weightman

      Rik Weightman

      Nov 22, 2017


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    London, London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom

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