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Shaun Bloodworth fundraiser in September

#RaveForShaun events to help raise money for the photographer awaiting a liver transplant

Two fundraising events have been organised for Sheffield based underground electronic music photographer Shaun Bloodworth, who is currently in Northern General Hospital, where he suffered an infection that led to him having his lower leg amputated while waiting for a liver transplant. “Shaun is also self-employed,” explains Claire Thornley, contributor to Sheffield Culture Guide, “so this enforced and lengthy stay in hospital, and subsequent rehabilitiation, is making a bad situation even worse. These events are a chance for his friends to create something positive for Shaun and his family at this awful time.”

Shaun’s photos documenting the electronic music underground have been featured by The Wire, Rinse, FWD, Bleep, Tempa and many others. The first #RaveForShaun will take place in Sheffield on 1 September. It will be followed by #RaveForShaun London at Ministry Of Sound on 15 September. The line-up confirmed for London includes Geeneus, Katy B, Benga, Rustie, Pearson Sound, Lone, Special Request aka Paul Woolford, Toddla T b2b Roska, Illum Sphere, Youngsta, Loefah, Mary Anne Hobbs, Raji Rags, and many more. All money raised will go directly to Shaun and his family, alongside a donation to the UK based organ donor charity Live Life, Give Life. More information can be found at Tickets are on sale now. You can also make a donation via Justgiving.