A SPECIAL fundraising event is being held in memory of Thom Belk this weekend. 

Thom died suddenly on Boxing Day aged 36.

He was a key part of the Salisbury music scene and organised many events across the city, including the Salisbury Music Awards.  

Salisbury Journal: Thom Belk. Picture: Charlotte PorterThom Belk. Picture: Charlotte Porter (Image: Charlotte Porter)

To celebrate Thom's life, musicians from across Salisbury are coming together for a special event to celebrate his life and the program is made up of some of Thom's favourite local musical acts including:

  • Rock the Boat DJs
  • Carsick
  • Corellian
  • Lump
  • Charmtype
  • Robb Blake
  • Henry Praulins
  • Alex Morgan-Wardrup
  • Rock the Boat DJs (Belko's Bangers)

Salisbury Journal: 'Belko's fundraiser''Belko's fundraiser' (Image: Newsquest)

Thom's sister Charlotte (Charleigh) spoke to the Journal on Saturday, December 30 saying they wanted to give Thom the 'best possible send-off ' and a 'foundation would be set up in his name to help others on the music scene'. 

Thom was a regular DJ performing as 'Belko', and had helped to set up The City Sound community radio as well as working for  Salisbury FC, Bemerton Heath Harlequins, and Salisbury Radio. He also contributed to the Journal.

The event ‘A tribute to Belko’ will take place at the Rude Giant Beerhouse, Brown Street, Salisbury on Saturday, January at 12noon. 

There is a £5 entry fee which along with a donation from the bar goes to the fundraiser which currently stands at almost £9,000. 

To donate directly, go to gofundme.com