A FUNDRAISING campaign to commemorate the work and life of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison with a memorial bench raised almost £5,000 within 24 hours of going live.

The 36-year-old Selkirk musician, who had suffered with depression, was found dead in May.

Tributes from across the world flooded in during the days and weeks after his tragic death.

Now fans have also dug deep to fund a memorial bench to be dedicated to his memory, as well as support others with mental health issues.

Ade Cartwright set up a JustGiving page in the hope of raising £1,500 to purchase the bench.

But to his surprise more than £4,800 was raised in just 24 hours by kind-hearted fans.

The page will now remain open and any additional funds will be donated to a mental health charity and there may be possibility to buy another memorial bench.

Ade told the Border Telegraph: “Scott inspired and helped so many people not only through his lyrics but also through his genuine connection with his fans.

"Everyone could relate to him and he had time for everyone.

“I wanted to set up the JustGiving page so that everyone who knew Scott or had been touched by his music had a place to go and remember him.

"I thought if we could at least raise a couple of hundred pounds towards the bench it would make all the difference but I had no idea just how kind people would be and how much we would raise, it is amazing.”

The bench will be placed in Glasgow, where Scott studied for four years as well as based himself for much of the time Frightened Rabbit were enjoying international success.

Ade has also set up a Facebook group called ‘Scott’s Bench’, where there will be a chance to vote for where the bench will be placed.

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