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TEAM ROCK JustGiving Fundraiser Hits £52,000 in Just Under 36 Hours

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A fundraiser set up by Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward early on Tuesday morning has raised over £52,000 for the staff of music publisher, Team Rock. The campaign comes following the company’s liquidation and the announcement that 73 members of staff were laid off with no severance pay six days before Christmas. With an initial target of £20,000, which was met around 5pm Wednesday afternoon, the campaign is currently at 260% of its target.

The campaign has received donations from rock fans around the world, including high profile names like Avenged Sevenfold, Black Stone Cherry, Asking Alexandra, Tesseract, Earache Records and many more. British singer-songwriter Frank Turner has set up an auction in the hope of raising money for the 73 affected.

People can donate to the campaign here.

73 people were laid off following the company’s collapse. Administrators were called in after the firm got into financial difficulties, and 27 members of staff in Scotland and a further 46 in London have been made redundant. Seven staff members will be retained "in the short term" to assist the administrators. Team Rock ran a stable of rock music magazines, including Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Classic Rock Presents Prog, and featured regular content on its website, www.teamrock.com.
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