Tim Smith Crowdfunding Appeal

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Putting the call out to anyone who might want to help:

After a combination stroke and heart attack ten years ago after a My Bloody Valentine gig (remember, kids, MBV is dangerous), Tim Smith, founder and leader of the band Cardiacs, has been severely disabled - in his own words "imagine if you were wearing a skintight bodysuit made of fishnet all around you with electrical pulses going all the...time. This is what my body feels like unless I fall asleep". 

Vital rehabilitation has been fleeting and because of cuts less and less available. So Tim and his carers have decided to be more open about the extent of his difficulties and opened a Just Giving appeal to finance his treatment.  So far it's raised just over £75,000 of a £100,000 target, but I thought I should get the word out as far as I could.

Cardiacs is something of an acquired taste, especially as they spent a lot of time trying to annoy people. But the electric skinsuit isn't something I'd wish on anyone and those of us who like them like them very much indeed, and Tim's illness has been an ongoing sadness for us. 

Rhodri Marsden explains more eloquently than I here.

And the appeal page is here
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  • BucketBucket Frets: 6731
    Yes - a very important campaign.

    Weirdly enough, I had my Cardiacs epiphany about five days ago, just before I started hearing about all this stuff. I'd known about them for ages and knew/really liked a few tracks of theirs, but then I heard the Sing To God album and it all suddenly fell into place. I only discovered it, as I say, a few days ago, but I am certain it's up there with the best albums I've ever heard.

    Any man who could make such a majestic work of art deserves all the help and support he can get. I went straight to their online merch store and bought some CDs, and I will see what I can donate to the Justgiving appeal too.
    - "Put your hands on the Holy Bible and scream "WANK!""
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  • Thanks for the heads up on the crowd funding. Donation sent...
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