Remembering Sam Spoons

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    Amount we’ve raised in Sam’s memory $4,162.93

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      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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      £20.00

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    • David-Christie6

      Sam Spoons (real name Martin Ash) 

      8 February 1942 - 27 September 2018

      Having come to fame with the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band in the 1960's Sam continued to entertain fans with his unique humour and dazzling playing of the spoons right up to his final show on 7 September 2018.

      In addition to the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Sam played with the Bumper Puzzle Band Kit, Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band, the Bill Posters Will Be Band, Tatty Ollity, Three Bonzos And A Piano, the Bonzo Bills, (the band with whom he performed his final show) and many local musicians and friends.

      Many friends knew him as Martin the cricket player, or the creative gardener or the artist.  He always had a zest for life and an infectious enthusiasm for so many things.  That enthusiasm extended to Sam using every opportunity to raise money for a number of worthy charities.

      His wife Judy advised that the North Devon Hospice helped Sam in his last days and that it would good for them to receive the donations of his family, friends and fans in his memory.

      Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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      Total so far:

      $4,054.49

    Donations made in memory of Sam Spoons134

    • Donation by Mark Prescottto David's page on 16/04/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 06/03/2019

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 12/11/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Robinto David's page on 10/11/2018

      Stuart Faulkner sent me a Sam Spoons Mini-Rhythm stick for the Queen's Head Inn, and I said I would acknowledge this with another contribution to Sam's charity. Congrats in exceeding the 3K target!

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 28/10/2018

    • Donation by Christine & David Glassonto David's page on 28/10/2018

      Sam - thanks for all the fun and friendship over the last 50 years as a band chum and family friend. We're going to miss you terribly but we intend to keep the fun going as you would have liked.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rob Whyteheadto David's page on 26/10/2018

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Richard Headonto David's page on 24/10/2018

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 23/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gary Enstoneto David's page on 22/10/2018

      For all the laughs, Songs & Broccolis.

      £12.00

      + £3.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by andy woolfto David's page on 22/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Matt Stribleyto David's page on 21/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 20/10/2018

      Keep up the incredible work that you do - making a difference in the lives of so many.

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 20/10/2018

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Steve Martinto David's page on 19/10/2018

      A little thanks for helping Sam

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nick Dto David's page on 16/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by William Mooreto David's page on 15/10/2018

      A good friend was involved in an impromptu fund raiser in albaston .... here's a little something to swell the coffers!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jim Shieldto David's page on 15/10/2018

      Thanks

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 14/10/2018

    • Donation by Samantha Newbyto David's page on 14/10/2018

      Big hugs and wishes Jane and all your family xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by ROGER RUSKIN SPEARto David's page on 14/10/2018

      A unique individual it was my privilege to bump into. His legend will live on.

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 13/10/2018

      Thank you to North Devon Hospice for looking after Sam, and to Sam for all those glorious evenings of fun - unforgettable

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Clarketo David's page on 13/10/2018

      Thanks Sam, for all that you gave to us.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tomm Carrollto David's page on 12/10/2018

      The rhythm pole will never sound the same. RIP Sam...

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 12/10/2018

      Sam was in the background making us laugh for 50 years. Thanks for all you do to help us old codgers move on.

      £40.00

      + £10.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 12/10/2018

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pete Downsto David's page on 12/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Charles Boothto David's page on 12/10/2018

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Geoff Hiscottto David's page on 12/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Arthur Crummieto David's page on 12/10/2018

      My cutlery drawer has lost it's sparkle since Sam passed away.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jeff Elbelto David's page on 12/10/2018

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 11/10/2018

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Thanks for looking after Sam Spoons - he has given us so much fun and laughter over the years. There will never be another like him. What a fella he was!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Steve Daviesto David's page on 11/10/2018

      A worthy cause. Those spoons will be playing in heaven!

    • Donation by Jon Rumfittto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Thanks for looking after Sam in his final days. I have very happy memories of seeing him perform at many of 3 Bonzos / Bill Posters / Bonzo Bill's festival appearances over the years.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sue Shawto David's page on 11/10/2018

      In memory of the fun Sam Spoons brought to the Bonzos.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Paul Dayto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Many thanks Sam for everything you did. We'll always miss you.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tim Blaketo David's page on 11/10/2018

      In memory of many great Bonzo nights, and the work that so many hospices do at such a stressful time. Love to you all

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by CLIFF DUMBELLto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Keep up the good work

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by kevin tansleyto David's page on 11/10/2018

      I shall think of Sam every time I see purple sprouting broccoli

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julian & Marilyn Walesto David's page on 11/10/2018

      In memory of Mr Spoons.

    • Donation by Kate Rowlandto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Keep up the good work.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Hobbsto David's page on 11/10/2018

      You brought a lot of joy, and now you off hunting tigers out in Africa! Ja!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Arnold Levineto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Thank you so much for making Sam comfortable in his final overs...may he play cricket forever on the ultimate Lord's pitch!

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andy Bartlettto David's page on 11/10/2018

      My message is for Sam, whom I saw on TV in my childhood (DNAYS), listed to in my teens and then met at Chelsea Art School, setting me up for my working life in the intervening 40 odd years - Thank you

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Vic Prattto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Keep up the good work!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Raltonto David's page on 11/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons (Martin Ash), of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Brian Mugfordto David's page on 11/10/2018

      Keep up the good work

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Martin Walkerto David's page on 11/10/2018

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Thomsonto David's page on 11/10/2018

      In memory of all those happy times we've been given by Sam and his Spoons.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christopher Brooksto David's page on 10/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Juergen Wandato David's page on 10/10/2018

    • Donation by Paul Hackettto David's page on 10/10/2018

      For the Bonzos ...

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andy Robertsto David's page on 09/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons, supreme talent and lovely friend

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen Harristo David's page on 09/10/2018

      Saw Sam in the Bonzos at uni 1968/69 & had the pleasure of chatting with him following two performances in Bury a few years ago. I'll now treasure my orange Sam Spoons tee shirt. What an entertainer!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 08/10/2018

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by C MEYERto David's page on 08/10/2018

      Thanks Sam for all the pleasure you gave over 50 years (at the Half Moon and Bull's Head) and you were such a nice bloke too

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by GRAHAM PAINEto David's page on 08/10/2018

      You do a marvellous job which is much appreciated.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mike Swansonto David's page on 08/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andy Hazlehurstto David's page on 08/10/2018

      Happy memories and lots of fun.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Biff Harrisonto David's page on 08/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons / Martin Ash - close collaborator, colleague and friend over fifty two years For ever, Biff

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Bakerto David's page on 07/10/2018

      Thanks for the memories Sam

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gary Percivalto David's page on 07/10/2018

      Thank you, North Devon Hospice, for your work. And thank you, Sam, for all the fun.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jenny Preece (poppy)to David's page on 07/10/2018

      For Sam

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ken Thorntonto David's page on 07/10/2018

      Thanks for taking care of Sam in his final days. And thanks, David, for setting this up.

    • Donation by Sean Daviesto David's page on 06/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Patrick & Maggie Kellyto David's page on 06/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons, from Patrick

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by funky appleto David's page on 06/10/2018

      Thank you Sam for such fun and entertainment.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael & Sue Stokesto David's page on 05/10/2018

      Fans since "Three Bonzos and a Piano" started. Entertained at most venues in Sussex plus Bloomsbury and Tavistock. Thanks for all the fun Sam

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Daniel Ravento David's page on 05/10/2018

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John and Carol Glassonto David's page on 05/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Brownto David's page on 05/10/2018

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Alan (Fred) Pipesto David's page on 05/10/2018

      A great entertainer, will be greatly missed!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by David Boderketo David's page on 05/10/2018

    • Donation by Brendan Farrellto David's page on 05/10/2018

      Just watched 'little sir echo' still side-splittingly hilarious! A wonderful British eccentric!

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Greg Butlerto David's page on 05/10/2018

      keep up the great work!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tom Barrettto David's page on 04/10/2018

      Thank you, Sam. And thank you, David, for setting this up.

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by A Harristo David's page on 04/10/2018

      I shall keep hanging on to my rhythm pole thanks to the inspiration of Sam Spoons. Thanks for much, much fun and amusement.

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 04/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen Bullto David's page on 04/10/2018

      The first Bonzo I ever saw in person (with the Bill Posters Will Be Band in 1989). I've never forgotten it and will never forget Sam Spoons. Nice one, Sam

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mike Edwardsto David's page on 04/10/2018

      Sorely missed, a little light has just left the building. Thanks for the years of amusement,hilarity and belly laughs.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Randal Russellto David's page on 04/10/2018

      Please accept my small contribution in loving memory of Sam Spoons...for 50 years his work brought light into dark corners, and lifted not only my spirit, but my humanity. Kind regards, Rand Russell

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kathy Tipping & James Murrayto David's page on 04/10/2018

      Heartfelt condolences on the loss of such a 'one in a million' force of nature. As fellow Devonians, we know these extraordinarily caring hospices need our help now, more than ever. RIP Sam x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Thank you for the work you do

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tim Readto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Keep up the good work, after you've counted yer spoons!!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 03/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 03/10/2018

      North Devon hospice better do a stock check of your spoons.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by martin stubbersfieldto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Well done David for setting this up in memory of Martin AKA Sam

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by John Gribbinto David's page on 03/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons/Martin Ash

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jonathan Lightto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Whenever I say the name Sam Spoons, my family smile at the memory of seeing the Monster Mash, Little Sir Echo and the frantic spoon playing. Thanks for all the happy memories, Sam.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pauline Lincolnto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Thank you to Sam for many happy hours at the Bulls Head watching stacking blocks and the rest of his antics. And thanks to the hospice for your support for Sam.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 03/10/2018

    • Donation by Graham Clarketo David's page on 03/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by simon barkerto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Remembering Sam, his performances were always great.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Robert Rushto David's page on 03/10/2018

      Always a great fan of Sam Spoons and The Bonzos, for over 50 years. Sorry to hear of his passing.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jim Driverto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks for everything.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dave Perrinto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks so much for helping Sam, who cheered me up considerably - via 3 Bonzos on YouTube - on many grey days when I was going through chemo years ago.

      $20.00

    • Donation by Adrian Grayto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you fo looking after Sam. I only met him once, but he was a charming man. I hope the Elysian sports field takes spin!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Angela Hallamto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you for all you did for Sam!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by roland payneto David's page on 02/10/2018

      So much fun with sam over the years , a real keeper of the bonzos flame , thanks sam

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carol Sharrattto David's page on 02/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons - thanks for looking after this special man.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks for all the laughs Sam.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jeremy Fossto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks to Sam Spoons (Martin Ash) for all the great entertainment over many years!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christina Lindleyto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you for caring for this lovely, funny man.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Steve Elliottto David's page on 02/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 02/10/2018

      It’s great to support the work of a local hospice under Martin ‘s name.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew F Wilsonto David's page on 02/10/2018

      With fond memories.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you for all the wonderful work that you do.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by jim greento David's page on 02/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by paul adsettto David's page on 02/10/2018

      remembering sam spoons - a couple of spoonfuls to let the medicine go down. cheers from sunny brighton, paul + ashley

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Malcolm Cornerto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Top man, that gave a lot of people a lot of pleasure. RIP Mr.Spoons Mal & Catherine Corner

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Robert Bosto David's page on 02/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by S P J Kirbyto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you the incomparable Sam Spoons. And thanks to the hospice for looking after him.

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Reg Richardsonto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks for helping Martin (Sam Spoons)

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by David Meadento David's page on 02/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Earlto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks for caring for Sam. He made me laugh and now he's making me cry. A right Bonzo if ever I saw one!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Robert Andrewsto David's page on 02/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gordon Skinnerto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you for your support for Sam and the many others who need your care.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by George Snaithto David's page on 02/10/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Derick Burnsto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you North Devon Hospice, and most of all Thank You Sam for all the happy times

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrew Careyto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Sam gave us much jollity and fun over the years, one of the great entertainers in my book.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Richard Piercyto David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thanks for looking after Sam! I hope he made you laugh as much as he did me and my family and friends over the years!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Spike (@tenbus_uk)to David's page on 02/10/2018

      Thank you Sam Spoons!!

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 01/10/2018

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 01/10/2018

    • Donation by Anonymousto David's page on 01/10/2018

    • Donation by Nick Fitzsimonsto David's page on 01/10/2018

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Roger Stevensonto David's page on 01/10/2018

      In memory of Sam Spoons who made me laugh

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Melissa Fehrto David's page on 01/10/2018

      Martin was a true original and always so full of joy and creativity. He is already missed.

    • Donation by Raymond Gillto David's page on 01/10/2018

      Sam Spoons Colourful, Kind and Funny.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ruth Duckworthto David's page on 01/10/2018

    • Donation by Martin Storkmannto David's page on 01/10/2018

      Sam has brought so much joy into the music

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rich Robinsonto David's page on 01/10/2018

      A small donation for a big cause.

    • Donation by David (Doo Dah Diaries) and Patricia Christieto David's page on 30/09/2018

      Sam was an inspiration and always put a smile on our faces. We will miss him so much.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • North Devon Hospice

      North Devon Hospice

      North Devon Hospice provides free care and support to individuals and their loved ones who are faced with the impact of a life-threatening illness. Everyday we help over 100 people, either in their own homes or at Deer Park, completely free of charge.

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