A crowdfunder has been started to raise money for repairs after fire damaged the iconic Exeter live music venue, the Cavern Club.
Fire ripped through part of the well known independent music venue during the night of 6 September and it remains closed.
A JustGiving page has been set up and has so far exceeded its initial target of £3k to ‘help with the refurbishment of the legendary Exeter Cavern’ and stands at more than £8k. Messages of support have come in from the local music scene and touring bands familiar with the venue.
Pippa Wragg, who runs the venue said: “The fire was started by an electrical fault in the kitchen at the Cavern and quickly spread through the bar. What wasn’t burnt up was melted with the heat. Anyone who’s been to the Cavern knows that there’s a lot of wood! The combination of fire damage, heat damage and smoke damage has left the whole place wrecked.
“We’re currently spending our days getting everything out of the building so we can rebuild from scratch. Thanks to the amazing support from people on the Just Giving page we’ll be able to do this.
“The fact that people have been contributing to this fund is both humbling and encouraging in equal measure and has definitely bolstered our determination to get back on our feet. Not just the money either but all the kind words. A massive thank you to everyone who’s helped.
“Also the Cavern staff are amazing and are currently slogging their guts out on a daily basis for no money in the hope that we’ll be back on top of this soon. Without them and the support of people in the scene all over the world who message us daily, we’d be sunk!”
If you would like to give to the fund you can do so here.