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£11,800raised of £10,000 target by 98 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,800 to a memorial for Bahirathan Kanesu

    Funded on Thursday, 7th February 2019

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    Since the recent news about the passing of our dear friend Barry Kanesu after a short battle with cancer, the outpouring of love and amazing stories has made it clear that many people, from around the world, want to join together to honour and celebrate his abundant positivity and very special energy.

    Barry's family has shared that his years at Goodenough were some of his happiest times. Many of us came to know him then, and others visiting this page will be from different periods in his life. One thing remains constant for us all: he touched our lives, his influence made us better people, and we were happier for knowing him.

    The plan is to have a permanent plaque installed at Goodenough College, where he spent so many happy years, along with a scholarship fund in his name.

    The minimum amount we need to raise is £1,000 for a plaque, and an additional £5,000 for a named scholarship. But we are hoping to raise much more than that so that the scholarship will continue for many years to come.

    - A small portion of any funds raised above this amount will be used to contribute to a memorial event, open to all, on the 2nd February 2019 at Goodenough College. More details will be posted as plans develop.

    - GC have told us that £5,000 is the minimum for a one-year period of support for one student. If we raise more, the scholarship will be distributed year on year, and we can keep donating to ensure it continues.

    - Barry's family is happy with this idea, and plan to join the efforts in establishing the plaque and scholarship, and will be attending the event in February. We will coordinate with them on the terms of the scholarship award.

    We hope you will join in paying it forward for Barry, taking up something that was an important priority for him - helping to ensure that young scholars will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

    Please contribute to this permanent reminder of our great fortune in knowing Barry, and his lasting contribution to our lives.



    • Scruffy Calvano6 months ago
      Scruffy Calvano

      Scruffy Calvano

      6 months ago

      HELLO FRIENDS! Just a quick note to again say THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, and to give everyone an update about the match funding. We have reached our first goal of £7,500 for the 2:1 match. The donor has now extended the offer of a 1:1 match, open until the 2nd February 2019 Memorial Service at Goodenough. THIS IS INCREDIBLE NEWS! I am so proud and thankful to you all. I hope you are all finding as much comfort as I am in our joint efforts to do something wonderful for Barry. LET'S KEEP GOING!

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    • Scruffy Calvano7 months ago
      Scruffy Calvano

      Scruffy Calvano

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      I am writing with some truly fantastic news about our fundraising campaign. An anonymous donor has come forward and agreed to match what we manage to raise on JustGiving by 2:1. What this means is that if we meet our goal of £10,000 it will actually become £30,000, and so on – up to the deadline of the 1st of December 2018. Our job now is to encourage everyone whose life was touched by Barry to contribute to the campaign. Please share as widely as you can - let's do this!

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    Page last updated on: 2/3/2019 20.36



    • Anonymous


      Feb 3, 2019

    • Kevin Darcy

      Kevin Darcy

      Feb 1, 2019



      Feb 1, 2019

      Bahi was a wonderful human being. He would have supported this kind of gesture whole heartedly.


    • Stephen Bradley

      Stephen Bradley

      Jan 29, 2019

      I met Barry in Goodenough also and all I can say is that he was just one of those genuinely nice people you occasionally meet and are the better for having done so. Everybody liked him.


    • Barry & Family

      Barry & Family

      Jan 29, 2019

      Thank you for this very thoughtful fundraiser. Barry will be proud!


    • Anonymous


      Jan 21, 2019

      Machang, thank you. You brought so many people together at Goodenough, and now in passing you are doing the same.We know you'll be with us in spirit this February as we all get together again....

    • Anonymous


      Jan 20, 2019


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