Charity set up to honour Thai bus death teen to be launched
7:30am Thursday 5th July 2012 in News
A charity set up in memory of a teenager who died in a coach crash in Thailand will launch later this month.
The MBC Foundation was set up in memory of 19-year-old Max Boomgaarden Cook, who was killed in June last year along with his friends Bruno Melling-Firth and Conrad Quashie, also both 19.
The foundation will launch with a fundraising hip hop concert at Brockwell Lido.
The event, on July 15 between 6pm and 10pm, will have performances from UK hip hop dons Fliptrix, Verb T, Micall Parknsun, DJ Jazz-T, DJ Madnice, Grandville Sessions, Oliver Sudden, Tenchoo and Divine Rights. Rap battle kings Don’t Flop will host a battle tournament.
There will also be a speech from the Councillor Steve Reed, leader of Lambeth Council.
Max's mum, Polly Cook, said: “At such a sad time, where so many people's lives have been rocked by the death of three much-loved young people, it's wonderful and heartening to be able to honour their memories with such a great event and to work with the people that Max admired and who made his life richer.”
The MBC Foundation, based in Brixton, supports young from south Londoners, aged 16 to 25 in independent hip hop music, cricket and social enterprises.
Tickets, from £5, are on sale to the general public at mbcfoundation.org.uk/events