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£2,835raised of £2,000 target by 88 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,835 to go towards a memory bench for Elliot Charles Stapleton-Giddins. Any additional funds will go towards a charity chosen by the family.

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    Funded on Sunday, 11th December 2016

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    Elliot’s sudden, premature death at the age of 18 has left everyone in total shock, and we are all trying to come to terms with the severity of this loss. We are raising funds to place a bench, in memory of Elliot, by the river Ouse which runs past Stony Stratford near his family home. Elliot spent a lot of time by the river throughout his life and this will be a lovely place for everyone who knew him to go to reflect and remember him for who he was.

    Elliot was an amazing young man whom was loved by so many people and we are all so proud of. In Elliot's short life, he achieved many things including the three peak challenge (which he completed in under 24 hours), a skydive. Elliot traveled to many places, including Thailand and other countries within Europe. He also loved many activities particularly if they were outdoors! Such as; Kayaking, white water rafting, shooting, climbing, knee boarding, guitar playing and many more.

    Any remaining funds will be donated to a charity working with young people and encouraging them to take part in outdoor activities. This charity will be chosen by the family, Outreach was one suggestion, however any further suggestions are welcome. If you wish to recommend a charity, please leave a comment when you donate.

    Thank you in anticipation of your kind contributions, help and support at such a difficult time.



    • Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      4 months ago

      Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      The plaque for Elliot's bench has arrived and his bench is built! ... I will post another picture when it's complete! We are enquiringly about a tree today as well 🌳.... thank you all for your support! ❤️ X

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    • Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      5 months ago

      Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      There will also be a collection at Elliot's celebration tomorrow (03/11/2016), which will be held at Crownhill Crematorium, Oak Room at 15:15. We will be leaving from the family home in Stony Stratford at 15:00 for anyone who wishes to follow by car.

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    • Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      5 months ago

      Freya Stapleton-Giddins

      Thank you so much everyone for all of your kind and generous donations! We really are very greatful and are feeling quite overwhelmed! We now have more than enough for a Memory Bench and even a Memory tree as well! The bench will cost a Maximum of £600 and a memory tree will cost around £150, also to be placed by the river Ouse. The remainder and any additional funds collected from now onwards will go towards a charity to help young people and encourage them to do outdoor activities (Outreach). So, any additional funds will be warmly welcomed!

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    • Paritosh Singh

      Paritosh Singh

      Nov 24, 2016

      I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that I'm just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.


    • Gillian Cameron

      Gillian Cameron

      Nov 23, 2016

    • Tracey Mawson

      Tracey Mawson

      Nov 18, 2016

      Sorry it has taken a while to donate. Thinking of you all and hoping you'll be able to have quiet time reflecting, thinking and talking to Elliot at the special place you put his bench. Much love x


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