Tim Jam gig to be held in memory of keen mechanic

Tim Castro
Tim Castro

A TRUST set up in memory of a mechanic who was found dead on a Hastings beach is holding a fundraising event on Bank Holiday Monday (May 26).

Tim’s Trust, launched by 29-year-old Bill Castro in honour of his 22-year-old brother Tim, is hosting the event, called Tim Jam, at Bar Moda from 4pm till late.

It will feature performances from well-known local bands such as Free Beer, The Piercings, Sanity FM, Army of Z, The Barracks, The Dave Farrant Band, Some of us Never Die and surprise guest appearances.

The trust, which held a similar fundraiser last year, was set up last May to raise costs towards training courses for young people wanting to learn a trade.

Bill teamed up with Xtrax young people’s centre to form the trust.

He said: “Last year I said I was hoping to make this into an annual event to raise money for Tim’s Trust and that’s what we are doing.

“Funding for practical courses such as mechanics and welding is not as easy to get as for academic courses, and there are a lot of young people who don’t have the support of their families.”

Tim, who was found dead on Pirate Day in July 2012, was into mechanics and wielding and had City and Guilds qualifications and NVQs in these skills. Once young people are trained, Bill is appealing for local mechanics to come forward, who would be willing to work with Tim’s Trust and take on apprentices. He can be contacted by email at bill@1066.net.

Tim Jam will run from 4pm til late on Monday. Tickets are £6 on the door. visit www.timstrust.org.uk.