After Monday’s devastating fire at London’s Studio 338, the sad news was learned that an employee of the venue, identified only as Tomas, was killed as he fell through its roof.

Studio 338 has now started a crowdfunding page with the intention of raising some £5,000 to go toward Tomas’ memorial service. By Friday afternoon, the campaign has already smashed through its target with nearly 500 people contributing to the tune of nearly £9,000.

Of the campaign, Studio 338 musical director Dan Perrin wrote:

“As you will all know by now, we lost our beloved Tomas to the fire on Monday. He was the bravest, happiest soul one could hope to meet. He was always ready to help anyone in need and now we hope we can do this last thing for him by giving him a wonderful send off and supporting his family in this awful time.

“All donations will go towards bringing Tomas home to Lithuania, giving him a lovely memorial service and then donating the remaining money to his small family who relied on what he sent home from his job here at Studio 338.

“We have been overwhelmed by the messages of support for Tomas, both whilst he was fighting for his life in hospital and after he sadly passed away. This is great way for you to do something really special for Tomas and his love ones if you can spare anything at all.”

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