A memorial event created to celebrate the life of a popular DJ from Banbury will help an African community have access to clean water.
Matt Suttle, of Causeway, died in a road accident back in 2012 aged 32 and his friends Chris Farr and Ric Woodall held an event at the Mill Arts Centre in October called Raising the Deep, raising £3,000.
The amount will be given to the Helen Hodgkins Trust based in Shutford and its founder Emma Hodgkins flew out to Ghana this week to help out on work to create a borehole for a community of 4,000 people. A plaque has also been created and will be put on the borehole in Mr Suttle’s memory when it is finished
Ms Hodgkins was a friend of Mr Suttle and his family, and said: “I spent a lot of time talking to his family about how they would like the money to be spent. The borehole is a nice way to know that Matt’s name lives on and it will be able to provide clean water and save other people’s lives.”
Mr Farr added he was delighted with the response, and said:“Ric and I are incredibly proud and chuffed that this is the result of the fundraising and will be an amazing lasting legacy of our friend.”