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£6,927raised of £5,500 target by 318 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,500 to fund Adam & Matthew Stokes Memorial

Location
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Category
In memory
Time left
9 days to go

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The tragic loss of Matthew (5) and Adam (11) Stokes has shocked and upset their local community in Hinckley. It is not until such an awful event happens that people stop, think, discuss, and realize how intertwined and networked even our youngest members of society become in our daily lives.

We are parents of a boy in Adam's class who considered Adam to be his best friend - he is devastated with his loss, and for that of Matthew, and the impact on their family, school, and community.

Adam and our son texted each other each morning to plan their walk to school together with a group of close friends, they played each break and lunchtime at school, went around each others houses on the weekends, and when they weren't doing that they were playing Xbox games and talking together for hours. They also played two seasons of rugby together, and I spent hours on the touchline often talking and playing with Matthew as he watched his big brother play.

Our son feels a hole in his life and wishes to do something positive to help 'fill it' in memory of the boys.

In memory of Adam and Matthew we would like to raise money to fund a memorial from the people and community whose lives they impacted. Any remaining funds will be used to assist the family in this difficult time.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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  • richard spalding

    richard spalding

    3 months ago

    richard spalding

    Dear Supporters, given the level of support received in such a short period, I have raised the target. Thank you.

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    3 months ago

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    Update from the Page owner

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    3 months ago

    richard spalding

    You've done it. In a only week your kind donations have met the memorial target of £5000. I had no expectation to reach such a target so quickly, if at all, and am so proud of our community. I know creating a memorial means a lot to so many people, and in the next months (when the time is right) I will be consulting with close stakeholders to determine the appropriate form of the memorial - if you wish to share your ideas with me please click on the link 'Contact Richard Spalding' at the bottom of the justgiving page. Thank you, Richard.

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318

  • Sarah, Graeme, Hugh and Eva x

    Sarah, Graeme, Hugh and Eva x

    Jan 6, 2017

    On behalf of Shooting Stars Nursery, Hinckley

    £15.00

  • Mimi Henson (Woodhouse)

    Mimi Henson (Woodhouse)

    Dec 31, 2016

    This is the money I collected with some friends for Sally and her children. I know Sally but my friends don't, but as mothers we can't imagine the hell she is going through.

    £80.00

  • Sarah Freer

    Sarah Freer

    Dec 11, 2016

    Raised from a raffle held at Desford Striders Running Club . Sarah and Andy (Welwyn Rd)

    £105.00

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