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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Remember Ani Graves

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Our beautiful Ani died on 13 November 2021. Ani was five days away from her 34th birthday.

Just three weeks ago Ani was diagnosed with very aggressive cancer. She was told on 10 November her cancer was terminal and there were no treatment options. She began End of Life care on 11 November and passed away on 13 November.

Ani is leaving her seven year old daughter Dorothy and her partner Dan.

Ani had almost no time to prepare herself, Dan or Dorothy before passing away. Unfortunately Ani, like many others, had neither life insurance nor substantial savings.

We are hoping to raise enough money to be able to provide Dan with some money to allow him time to grieve, to thank the Lawrence Ward staff for caring for Ani and most of all to provide Dorothy with a fund to enable her to have some of the experiences Ani had hoped to give her over the coming years.

Many people have asked Ani, Dan or myself how they can help since they heard Ani was admitted to hospital in October. We haven't been able to draw on much help because of the nature of cancer care in the time of Covid. We have all been deeply moved by the outpouring of love during the worst of times.

We are now asking for anyone who would like to contribute to this fund to please do so.

Part of the money raised will be used to provide the wonderful nursing and care staff at Lawrence Ward, Medway Hospital, with a gift. Their dedicated and compassionate care allowed Ani a peaceful passing and gave us strength to support her in these last weeks.

Ani has expressed some wishes for her funeral, one of which was to limit flowers. Please donate any flower money to this fund.

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  • Rachael Dyke4 days ago
    Rachael Dyke

    Rachael Dyke

    4 days ago

    Hi, It’s Dan, Ani’s partner. I just want to say thank you all for your messages and birthday wishes. They’ve been very painful to read, but it’s also been pretty wonderful to see so much love for her. Your generosity has also been beyond what we could have hoped for. We never imagined it’d get that far and we’re all extremely humbled. Thank you. We’re just making plans for the funeral. It’s very limited numbers but we’ll be arranging a celebration of her life sometime before the end of the year. I’ll keep you all posted when we have a plan.

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  • Rachael Dyke4 days ago
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    Rachael Dyke

    4 days ago

    Thank you all for continuing to share the page and for continuing to donate. We are thrilled to have enough to make a significant donation to The Lawrence Ward! Here is a photo of Ani celebrating Bunny's birthday. Ani was an inspiration to me in so many ways but the patience she had for pretend was mind boggling! Impromptu parties for teddies were a regular feature, Bunny especially liked a party, I know several other friends have attended Bunny's birthdays and school disco's and Dan even got to go to Bunny's wedding! Thank you all again 💗

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  • Rachael Dyke7 days ago
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    7 days ago

    Thank you all so much. This fundraising has gone so far beyond what we had hoped for, thank you. This is a photo Ani sent several of us, she and Drebin (the world's most magnificent cat!) loved booping each other. Drebin definitely misses his human Mummy very much but he has been keeping an eye on Dan over the past month. He is a real pal 💜 Thank you all again for your kind words and donations. Please do continue to share the page.

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Page last updated on: 11/27/2021 19.39

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580

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 27, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 27, 2021

  • Alison & Richard

    Alison & Richard

    Nov 26, 2021

    Sending much love to Dan, Dorothy & the whole family. Such a terrible shock for you all. Rest in peace Ani.You deserved longer with your family. Much love from a member of the clarity family.

    £50.00

  • Gary

    Gary

    Nov 26, 2021

    £20.00

  • Fizz

    Fizz

    Nov 26, 2021

    Miss you everyday. Thank you for sharing some of your time with us. Sending lots of love to all the family 💕

    £25.00

  • Alana xxx

    Alana xxx

    Nov 26, 2021

    Too sad 😢 my condolences to u all - xxx <3

    £10.00

  • Roza

    Roza

    Nov 25, 2021

    Lots of love xxx

    £20.00

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Rachael Dyke

Rachael Dyke

SITTINGBOURNE

Member of Team Ani, proud to have been friends with the legend that is Ani Graves.

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