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    Weʼve raised £6,020 to repatriate my eldest son Craig's body from Thailand to the UK for us to say goodbye and lay him to rest. Contributions in lieu of flowers.

    Funded on Tuesday, 4th December 2018

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    Story

    At the age of 17 I gave birth to Craig, my beautiful, strong first child. Being the eldest of 4, a brother to Penny, Joe and David, he was an independent, fun-loving, feisty yet caring young man.

    Craig excelled as a Chef, amateur boxer and teacher of English in Thailand. A motorbike enthusiast, Craig had a passion for speed and loved the open road. Craig adored his two children, Erin and Ryan and, despite the distance, skyped regularly so that they could remain close though far away.

    On 21st November 2018, I found out that my beautiful 41 year old son had passed away in Thailand. I cannot describe the pain, I miss him so much and need to bring him home so that he can rest in peace here with his family, where he belongs. I would ask you, if you can, to contribute whatever you are able to in place of flowers and cards as the cost of getting my baby back from Thailand is currently beyond my means. I cannot contemplate not having him close.

    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for anything that you are able to donate.

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    • Karen Smyth4 months ago
      Karen Smyth

      Karen Smyth

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      I am amazed and humbled by the reaction to my page. Through the hardest week of my life there has been light through the pain and that has come from all of your support, kindness, generosity and shared memories. You have given so much more than money, you have given me my darling boy Craig back, he will be home on 3rd December, God willing. He will be laid to rest close to his beloved grandmother. You have given me, his children and our family the chance to grieve for him and find some peace. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. 🙏

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    199

    • Scott Lees

      Scott Lees

      Nov 29, 2018

      I’m so sorry to hear this news. I went to school with Craig. We weren’t close friends but he helped me when I needed it the most. Very very sad my thoughts are with you all

      £20.00

    • The maltsters arms Woodbury

      The maltsters arms Woodbury

      Nov 29, 2018

      So sorry to hear about the sad loss of Craig. A very talented chef, mentor & friend. Hopefully you now have enough to give Craig the send off he deserves. Matt, Sam, Tom - the maltsters Woodbury.

      £185.00

    • Paul

      Paul

      Nov 29, 2018

      £10.00

    • Paul

      Paul

      Nov 29, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 29, 2018

      £5.00

    • Julie Dawkins

      Julie Dawkins

      Nov 28, 2018

    • Jonathan Wakefield

      Jonathan Wakefield

      Nov 28, 2018

      So sorry to hear this, let's get him home. My thoughts are with you x x

      £50.00

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