As you may be aware, Banjo tragically passed away earlier on this week.
Nobody could have ever prepared for this to happen, especially his family who will have to arrange a funeral for him at such short notice.
We've spoken to the family and have decided to help raise funds towards this. Banjo was always selflessly giving and doing things for people, sometimes even strangers...so I'm sure we can do this for him.
I have been in contact with his youngest sister who I personally offered to fundraise for. The £4000 raised for the funeral will be transferred via bank transfer to one of his older sisters, who is responsible for arranging the funeral and wake.
The extra funds raised will be kept in a pot until we can properly organize the event. If we can stretch...it will allow us to reproduce his artwork for prints, books and clothing. We want to give out as much of his reproduced artwork as possible.. for free. All expenses and plans will be mutually agreed on between friends and family.
The funeral is on the 15th of August and will likely be in the Bromley area, however at the moment this is unconfirmed. The separate event we're planning will also be in August; hopefully on the 17th and will probably be in East London.
With any proceeds left over : We're going to organise an event where we celebrate his life, friendship and artwork so if you have any of his artwork, videos, pictures with/of him , or any poems,stories or memories could you please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org