NewsSeptember 1, 2016 9:57 PM ET10,507 views

Architects fans raise over $41,000 on behalf of Tom Searle

Tom Searle of Architects band dies Following the late-August death of Architects guitarist Tom Searle, who succumbed to cancer at age 28, a fundraising campaign was initiated by Searle's family to raise funds for The Martlets Hospice, the UK facility responsible for much of his care. In less than two weeks, Marlets has received more than 1,163 donations totalling over $41,000. It's the largest amount ever raised for the hospice via an online fundraising page. Sally Brighton, Director of Income Generation, has issued the following statement:
"Whilst the fundraising is amazing, we cannot lose sight of the tragedy of Tom's death. Ourthoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this desperately sad time. "We hope that all who loved him will find some comfort in seeing how many people have been moved to donate to Martlets. It is truly humbling. "The funds raised will help Martlets to continue providing hospice care for local people and their families when they need us most. We are extremely grateful for everyone's support."


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anonymous 9/1/2016 7:26:58 PM

glad theres some good in this world.

anonymous 9/1/2016 11:07:14 PM


anonymous 9/1/2016 11:09:57 PM

good music, great people. I hope this shit doesn't go unnoticed.

anonymous 9/1/2016 11:17:43 PM

That's a pretty classy and selfless act. Props for helping out a worthy cause.

anonymous 9/2/2016 12:04:45 AM

This is such awesome news. It is a beautiful thing when people are willing to give so much and that giving will help so many people in the future.

anonymous 9/2/2016 3:16:33 AM

I came looking for negative comments from basement dwelling failures, and I found none. I'm not disappointed.RIP Tom Also, my capthca says NO CAMPOLLANO NORTE. Why not just a number on a house??

anonymous 9/2/2016 5:12:32 AM

Cool. Ourthoughts would be a good band name

anonymous 9/2/2016 6:15:01 AM

I came looking for negative comments from basement dwelling failures, and I found none. I'm not disappointed. Glad this was your biggest concern with this situation. A man loses his life and you head to scout message boards instead of donating or doing something useful. Classy

anonymous 9/2/2016 6:16:06 AM


anonymous 9/2/2016 6:44:54 AM

im always gone with the wind..

anonymous 9/2/2016 7:44:48 AM

Well, since everyone seems to have forgotten what website this is... It's a shame that all that money went to a good cause and not to some mid-American lowlifes claiming to have been robbed in St. Louis or a thirty-something have not looking for a quick re-up before cee lo in the motel.

anonymous 9/2/2016 8:03:52 AM

ban the French street sign captchas damnit

anonymous 9/2/2016 12:15:22 PM

Chaka Malik here, I sold some ghost decibels tapes to raise money for these guys.

anonymous 9/2/2016 1:01:22 PM

my captcha was 41kscamtomstillalive wth ?????

anonymous 9/2/2016 1:13:58 PM

We should all stop dealing with UK metalcore. Backward nation.

anonymous 9/3/2016 4:03:25 AM


anonymous 9/4/2016 1:45:26 AM

jesus goddamn christ

anonymous 9/6/2016 8:32:49 PM

Christ godamn Jesus.

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