A new fundraiser has been launched to help Hyperdub artist Cooly G.
The acclaimed electronic music lost all of her possessions in a devastating fire over the New Year break, and it now facing a battle with insurance companies.
Hyperdub founder Kode9 has started a Go Fund Me account to help her, using his real name Steve Goodman. It reads:
"On December 31st 2018, there was a devastating fire at Shurgard store on Purley way in Croydon. Hundreds of people lost their possessions and it remains to be seen whether any will receive any compensation at all from Shurgard." "One of the people who lost all their possessions was Hyperdub artist Cooly G, who was between houses at the time and was about to move into a new place, so had placed all her things in storage."
A young mother with two children, Cooly G "was mis-sold insurance which will not come close to covering the value of the items lost and currently the company appears to be refusing any claims of compensation."
The note adds: "In the fire she lost, everything she owned and worked hard to buy including her 2 children’s clothes and collection of exclusive sneakers, studio equipment, her vinyl collection, her books, her children’s toys and games, personal possessions that held sentimental value, TVs, iPads, a video camera, 2 hard drives, 2 bedroom home contents and garden contents furniture - pretty much everything she owned. They are currently living out of a small bag of clothes."
An incredible artist, it would be amazing to see fans show their appreciation through this Go Fund Me project - to get involved click HERE.
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