FOLLOWING the death of the much-loved Droitwich comedian and actor Rik Mayall, members of his fan page on Facebook have launched an appeal to raise money for the brain injury association, Headway.
Mr Mayall was involved in a quad bike accident in 1998 which left him in a coma for several days. He made a full recovery and returned to work, but his sudden death from a suspected seizure, has led people to wonder whether it might have been connected to the injuries he sustained in the accident.
As a result, four organisers of Mr Mayall’s Facebook fan page have established the Flash Cash for Rik campaign with a Just Giving account, for fans to show their respect for the comedian, by making a donation to the charity.
The Just Giving page reads: “He was a true original, livewire, genius who touched many lives and generations of comedy fans all over the world. He was, and will continue to be, adored and missed by his family and his many fans forever.
“This page was set up to raise money for Headway, a charity that works with people who have suffered head injuries and helps them on the road to recovery. As you all know, Rik suffered serious head injuries in 1998 so we thought this charity was an appropriate recipient to receive donations in Rik's memory.”
The page was established after Mr Mayall’s death was announced on Monday, June 9, with a target of raising £1,000 for the charity, and by Thursday, June 12 it had already raised nearly 10 times that amount.
To add to the appeal, visit justgiving.com/FlashCashforRik.