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£570raised of £700 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £570 to to pay for the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed when a gang tried to rob him.

    Funded on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

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    On Sunday 3rd March 2019 a young man lost his life simply because a gang wanted to try to steal his phone and some cash. Bonga Xulu was 19 years old and had his whole life ahead of him but now his parents have to try and find the money to bury their only son.

    Sadly Bonga’s mother Winnie has already experienced tragedy when her own mother was murdered when she was just 13 years old and so she came to live with our family.

    South Africa continues to be plagued by violent crime where many innocent lives are lost every day and I believe this evil can only be defeated when love is shown instead of hatred, when compassion is given instead of malice.

    Bonga’s parents Winnie and Patrick have shown amazing strength in learning of their son’s death and having to identify his body. Now they have to do the hardest thing of all and arrange his funeral.

    Unfortunately they do not have the thousands of rands it costs for the funeral and so I would be very grateful if those who can would help contribute a little to these costs so that his family can take him home. Please will you help this family, a little to you will mean a lot to them.

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    • Catherine Faulkner6 months ago
      Catherine Faulkner

      Catherine Faulkner

      6 months ago

      Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to Bonga’s funeral and medical expenses. He has been laid to rest, forever young! Thanks to you all his parents were able to pay for the funeral in full as well as the hospital bills and even have some money to help cover their months wages whilst they took time out to grieve for their beloved only son. Thank you for relieving this family’s financial burdens that would have taken them years to repay back and make this time even harder to bear.Winnie and Patrick and our family are so grateful.

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    • Catherine Faulkner7 months ago
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    Supporters

    15

    • Philippe Gallagher

      Philippe Gallagher

      May 18, 2019

      May God bless and keep you

      £10.00

    • Philippe Gallagher

      Philippe Gallagher

      Mar 25, 2019

      So sorry to hear. I hope this may be of some help

      £10.00

    • Jennifer  Wolter

      Jennifer Wolter

      Mar 25, 2019

      £50.00

    • Jennifer  Wolter

      Jennifer Wolter

      Mar 25, 2019

    • Lara-Jan Malengret

      Lara-Jan Malengret

      Mar 7, 2019

      £10.00

    • Rachel Williams

      Rachel Williams

      Mar 7, 2019

      Sincere condolences to the family and to all those suffering with the loss from such a young life. So senseless.

      £20.00

    • Brent and Deanne Schoeman

      Brent and Deanne Schoeman

      Mar 6, 2019

      Thinking of the family at this difficult time and prayers for strength and God's blessing.

      £30.00

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