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    Weʼve raised £1,647 to pay tribute in memory of Jack Mitchell

    Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 22nd April 2017

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    The Stroud News and Journal has launched this fundraising campaign in memory of Jack Mitchell, the young soldier who died at the Warehouse in Stroud on Sunday, February 5.
    Alongside Jack's family, we want to raise £1,000 for the Kenyan orphanage that inspired the 24-year-old while he was in the country with the army.
    Jack, from Stroud, who was a gunner in the 32 Regiment Royal Artillery, became passionate about the orphanage while in Kenya for six months from July to this January, and also helped the villagers by delivering clean water to them.
    His mum Kate said helping the orphanage via the fund would mean so much to her son.
    “He was especially affected by the conditions of the local orphanage," she said. Jack and his fellow soldiers spent a lot of their free time helping out and provided much-needed items.
    “We think Jack would really like this idea, and that it would be a fitting way to remember him and all that he cared and felt passionately about”
    Jack’s grandmother said he may have moved to Kenya one day.
    “He was a brilliant grandson, I can’t say enough how much I loved him – there’s now a real gap in my life and I’ll miss him forever," she said.
    "A light has gone out in all our lives and we are less for it.
    “He always used to say to me ‘come on, you can do it’ and that’s what I remember every day – he was very special.
    “We figured that Jack would actually move to Kenya at some point, he felt so at home there, we knew he is very happy and loved helping the children he met.
    “Any money raised will go to projects he cared about in Kenya, whether this is to help bring clean water to villages or to help the orphanage directly.”
    Jack rang his father Julian, chairman of Painswick RFC, to say that as he sat overlooking the Great Rift Valley in Kenya he felt connected with his ancestors, saying ‘this is where we came from’.
    The family will be making an announcement soon with the final details of what a fitting memorial for Jack will be.

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    • Eddie Bisknell2 years ago
      Eddie Bisknell

      Eddie Bisknell

      2 years ago

      So many people have asked if they can continue to donate money in memory of Jack - so we'd like to invite donors to contact sarah.watson@newsquest.co.uk so she can provide more details. Thank you for your support

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    • Eddie Bisknell2 years ago
      Eddie Bisknell

      Eddie Bisknell

      2 years ago

      Hearty thanks go out to customers at the Bowbridge Arms and Clothiers Arms once again after a further £365 donation. Thank you to all who have donated so far, let's keep this going.

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    • Eddie Bisknell3 years ago
      Eddie Bisknell

      Eddie Bisknell

      3 years ago

      After a whopping combined donation from the Clothiers Arms and Bowbridge Arms the SNJ's fundraiser has surpassed the £1,000 goal. Many thanks to all those who donated, we'll be raising the target for anyone else would like to contribute. This amount of money will have such a huge impact - let's keep it going!

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    42

    • Suzannah Smith

      Suzannah Smith

      Mar 18, 2017

      Further donations from The Clothiers Arms and The Bowbridge Arms.

      £365.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 16, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 16, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 13, 2017

      £50.00

    • Nick Peacey

      Nick Peacey

      Mar 8, 2017

      £50.00

    • Brodie Westby

      Brodie Westby

      Mar 7, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 1, 2017

      £20.00

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    Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

    The Stroud News and Journal newspaper.

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