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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Create and install a Memorial Bench

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Today is the 19th August 2018.
1 month from now will be 19th September 2018. I therefore have exactly 1 month to raise these funds and deliver on the goal.
The 19th of September 2018 will be exactly 40 years since my dear friend Carl Bridgewater was so brutally murdered and taken from us all whilst delivering the local Express & Star newspaper. I think about this young man often and poignantly because I myself should have had the paper round. I was offered the round by my 'best friend' at the time Jon Hanson who was giving up the round. Having gone out with Jon to experience the round I declined to take it on and our mutual and dear friend Carl took it on.
Carl was a wonderful young man who would have grown into a beautiful loving soul but was brutally snatched away at just 13 years old delivering newspapers for a little pocket money.
We all played so 'care free' on our adjoining front gardens and surrounding area. Games like,
'Rally 123'.. 'TAG'.. 'Spotlight'.. 'Piggyback Fighting'.
wonderful innocent childhood times, so cruelly snatched away.
Having spoken with Carl's parents it is now my intension to have a long lasting memorial bench installed within the grounds of Himley Hall, hopefully overseeing the lake in which Carl spent much time practicing and honing his sailing skills.
Sadly I'm not in a position to finance this on my own, so it was suggested that I ask for help to achieve this goal. So with your help then 'together' we CAN achieve this. 'Knock and the door will be opened.. Seek and you will find.. Ask and it will be delivered unto you'. So my dear friends; I'm 'knocking'.. 'Seeking' and 'Asking'. I'm starting this fundraising with my own donation of £50. If we are able to reach and even surpass this goal, then the excess funds will be donated to a charitable cause chosen by Carls parents. THANK YOU for reading this story. God bless you all as you continue your own journey we should all gratefully call life. xx

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  • Adrian Goodaker4 hrs ago
    Adrian Goodaker

    Adrian Goodaker

    4 hrs ago

    "THANK YOU".. "THANK YOU".. "THANK YOU".. for all of your kind donations and wonderful words of remembrance to a wonderful young man; 'Carl Bridgewater', sadly missed by all who knew him. Today as you are aware marks the 40th anniversary of Carls brutal and callous death. There is strength in numbers and now with my grateful thanks for your wonderful support we will TOGETHER now be remembering this poignant anniversary with the installation of the initially proposed memorial bench along the banks of the Lake within the grounds of Himley Hall.

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Page last updated on: 9/19/2018 3:03 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 19, 2018

    Well done. A fitting tribute in a peaceful spot.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 13, 2018

  • Paula Prosser

    Paula Prosser

    Sep 9, 2018

    £50.00

  • Stuart Cooper

    Stuart Cooper

    Sep 8, 2018

    Great cause and good luck. A bench for many to enjoy would be lovely.

    £10.00

  • Paula Prosser

    Paula Prosser

    Sep 7, 2018

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 5, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 4, 2018

    I remember this awful loss of life. Thanks for your efforts Adrian.

    £20.00

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