Twitter users raise £2,700 for Frank Sidebottom within an hour

Twitter’s got some good folk on it: after the sad news that Chris Sievey, frontman of The Freshies and more well known for comedy act Frank Sidebottom passed away on Monday, users are getting together to help pay for his funeral.

Donations are being given via a Paypal account which is being promoted by @jonronson and £2,700 has already been donated to the account within about an hour.

The account is above board – belonging to a friend and former manager. Each donation will be published on Facebook and will be sent to the family for funeral arrangements.

Check out Frank Sidebottom talking about The Beatles back in 2008. 


The hashtag is now #franksfund. It’s been re-tweeted by Phil Jupitus and has been spreading like wildfire. At the moment the address to send money to is