Tribute concert for Ben Foulds

Ben Foulds would have been 21 on June 29, the date of the concert.

Ben Foulds would have been 21 on June 29, the date of the concert. - Credit: Archant

The concert on Saturday at The Factory, Petroc, will be held on what would have been Ben Fould’s 21st birthday.

A TRIBUTE concert is being held on Saturday in memory of a young man who died suddenly last year.

Ben Foulds, who became wheelchair-bound after a devastating cycling accident in November 2010, was known for his love of life and determination.

To mark his 21st birthday, Ben’s family are hosting a special concert at The Factory, Petroc.

The former Petroc student died in his sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition on October 2 in Daventry, where he had moved to be closer to his father, Andy.

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The proceeds from tickets and a raffle being held on the night will go towards the Spinal Research Charity.

Raffle prizes include a short break holiday for four, signed footballs from Manchester United and Chelsea, a signed Stephen Fry book and a variety of vouchers and gift cards.

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Louise Foulds, Ben’s step mum, said: “Throughout a difficult two years of rehabilitation following the accident Ben always shone through with his wonderful sense of humour and gorgeous smile.

“He was liked and loved by everyone he met, even those who only knew him for a short time.

“Medical research was a subject Ben was most interested in, hoping that one day a cure will be found so that he would be able to walk and live a normal active life again.

“At the very least, through Ben we can help make his dream possible for others.”

Tickets for the concert, which features local acts such as Ellie Campbell, Sam Dowden, The Confused and Two Tone, cost £7.

Headlining will be Sam Mayo and The Tuesday Syndicate, with the whole evening compared by local comedian Luke Honnoraty.

Tickets can be purchased from Solo Music in Boutport Street, Barnstaple; Beatsworkin in Queen Street, Barnstaple ; Petroc’s main reception or online at

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