Home About Tim What's on Find us Gallery

Birch Hill Charity Folk Festival

Tim Francis

Tim was a prolific singer/songwriter who was a popular regular at Bracknell Folk Club, Anchor Folk Club and Staines Folk and Blues Club. He died suddenly on a Sunday in September  2014 having sung at Bracknell Folk Club on the Tuesday before and at Anchor Folk Club on the Thursday. His grandson, Joshua, who was the apple of his eye, suffered from Neuroblastoma and Tim and his family worked tirelessly to raise funds for repeated trips to the U.S.A. and subsequently to Germany to obtain treatment not then available in the U.K. Tim lived to see Joshua pull through and start school, though still took him to Great Ormond Street for scans and checks. His family requested donations to NCCA instead of flowers at Tim’s funeral, so this year we’d like to raise funds for the NCCA in memory of Tim.