A fire broke out at Studio 338 on Monday, claiming the life of one of the South London nightclub's employees. The venue's musical director, Dan Perrin, has put up a page dedicated to raising £5,000 (the rough equivalent of $6,500 USD) for a memorial in the employee's home country.
The employee, who has only been identified as a 28-year-old man named Tomas, had been airlifted to a hospital from the nightclub but died the following day. According to the verbiage on Perrin's page, he had been sending money he made working at the nightclub home to his family in Lithuania.
"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"
To donate to the crowdfunding page set up by Perrin, click here.