Steve Reid Foundation Lift Off!
August 13, 2012
Gilles set up the Steve Reid Foundation last year in memory of his close friend who sadly passed away after suffering from throat Cancer in April 2010 without the money for treatment that could have saved his life.
Last years efforts to raise money were spearheaded by Gilles’s marathon run, which he completed in 4 hours 43 minutes and 9 seconds. Rumour has it that he will do it again…!
“This is something that is very close to me and that I feel strongly about, and wanted to set up something as a lasting legacy to help others in similar situations. To this end, I am running the London Marathon on April 17th on behalf of the Steve Reid Foundation.” GP.
This summer brought the success of the rooftop party and we are pleased to announce that we raised £1,000 for the foundation.
A big thanks to the venue organisers – the Bootstrap Company, those who came and danced the night away and of course to those who pulled out a very special performance – Koreless, Floating Points and Four Tet an old friend of Reid’s.
We are currently applying for charitable status and in the meantime working closely with the Musicians Benevolent Fund to aid the plight of struggling musicians, especially those with long-term and life threatening health problems.
We look forward to seeing you at our next fundraising event.
Here’s an old podcast featuring Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet, playing and reminiscing with Gilles about the late Steve Reid and his music. It includes a tremendous version of ‘Strings Of Life’.
Steve Reid Foundation team.