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More than £2,000 raised in less than 24 hours for friends killed in Farningham crash

PUBLISHED: 11:30 04 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:30 04 May 2017

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Tributes continue to pour in for the two young men

James MontegriffoJames Montegriffo

Tributes have continued to flood in for two friends who died together in an horrific crash in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Following the deaths of Mike Crampton and James Montegriffo, friends of the two talented musicians set up a fundraising page yesterday (Wednesday).

In less than 24 hours, the page has raised more than £2,000, more than four times the initial £500 target.

The money is expected to go to charity.

Jack Coleman set up the petition and thanked all those to have donated so far.

“Thank you so much everyone. I’m overwhelmed at how much money there is in here already.

“It truly is heartwarming and just shows how loved Mike and James were.

“The guys over at Be Sharp promotions have also just put all their releases on their bandcamp up for free/donation only. any donations they receive through May/June will be going straight to this page. https://besharp.bandcamp.com/ Thanks to the Be Sharp Promotions and all the bands on the roster.”

Be Sharp Promotions managed The Pisdicables, for which Mr Crampton was the keyboard player.

Following news of his death, the management and booking firm posted on its Facebook page: “No words. Love you Mike.”

To donate to the JustGiving page, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mikeandjames.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Insignia with a 61 registration plate being driven on the A20 from the direction of Brands Hatch towards Swanley.

A blue Citreon Berlingo van and a white VW Polo were also involved in the collision.

Witnesses are asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798535.

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