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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help cope with the extremely sudden tragic loss of Angela’s soul mate and Sophie’s daddy, Andrew. They need to grieve, not worry about money


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Yesterday, a light went out. Andrew ‘ Sooty’ Suter, at only 44 years young, was tragically taken from us in the early hours of the morning due to an aortic aneurysm. He was my mate and my brother in law, via marriage to my eldest sister Angela. Sooty was an incredible person. He never failed to make a friend wherever went. And I mean, never. He would chat to anyone, stranger, homeless person, staff, guests, customers. Simply anyone. The ripples of this loss will be felt far and wide.

Now his wife Angela needs to grieve. As does their young daughter Sophie. They can’t do that properly when they are worrying about so many things. Number one on the list, tragically, is money. They didnt have life insurance. But life goes on, Bills need to be paid, food needs to be put on the table, the funeral needs to be paid for, the family home that holds so many - now more so than ever -treasured home memories must be retained, but most importantly, Angela & Sophie need to NOT worry about money. It is my view, that grieving in the earliest days will help them the most. The pain will never subside,the gargantuan void that is left in their hearts & lives will never fill. Hopefully, they’ll learn to cope with it better as each day passes.

Angela and Sooty were true soul mates, with simple tastes and enjoyed simple pleasures. Make do & mend is their life message and you would NEVER see them waste money, they just don‘t have a lot of it. Sophie has the same ethos and is a fantastic credit to her parents, Sooty & Angela. She’s sad, but also focused on others around her too. This little gem needs the peace of mind that we can collectively give her. We can’t bring her daddy or Angela’s husband back and money doesn’t solve problems, but as Sooty used to say....... “it sure does grease the wheels”.

If we can all spare whatever money we can, in order to give them time to grieve, to focus on remembering Sooty - the husband & soul mate to Angela, the daddy to Sophie.

So many have asked how they can help Angela & Sophie in this gut achingly difficult time, so I’ve set up this page for them.

Please, if you can, help them with anything, every little bit will truly make a difference to this beautiful family. Or if you simply wish to leave a message of support, that too will be greatly appreciated.

All funds raised will go directly to Angela & Sophie.

Sincere thanks from our whole family for your support.

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    • Catchpools


      Mar 16, 2019

      RIP 'Sooty', such a special person.


    • Martin  Lock

      Martin Lock

      Mar 14, 2019

      So sorry to hear of your sudden sad loss, Martin, Sam, Mackenzie & Regan xx


    • Lynne Buckley (Evans)

      Lynne Buckley (Evans)

      Mar 14, 2019

      I knew Andrew through my sister and am so Devastated for the families loss I hope that you can raise some money for Sophie and Angela x


    • Anonymous


      Mar 12, 2019

      Just heard this really sad news, I used to work with Andrew, we lost touch many years ago but I always had a huge amount of respect for him, such a Lovely man who thought the world of his family.

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      Mar 3, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Mar 2, 2019

      What an absolute legend! Keep that party going! Miss you loads. RIP Sooty xx


    • Anonymous


      Mar 1, 2019

      What a guy! Sadly missed by so many. RIP my friend.

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