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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Help fund a lasting memorial for my nephews family now he has sadly passed away so soon with stage 4 melanoma.

Waterlooville, England, UK

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This is my 29 year old nephew, only child of my sister. He lived a normal life up until May of this year. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend and mother of his 7 year old daughter after finding out he had stage 4 cancer with no real options for treatment so was advised to do this before he had his brain tumour removed. He was only given months from his diagnosis but didnt make it that long and died last week leaving behind his mum, wife and daughter. We were asking for funds to make memories for him with his family before he passed, but since he left us so soon and we only got a few, we are now looking to make a forever memorial for him down the beach where he used to go fishing such as a bench with a plaque along with some other more personal ideas for those he left behind.
Background story: when it all started he found a growth on the back of his neck. He was told not to worry about it, that it would drop off, which it did but was replaced by a much larger one. After several visits to the doctors and referrals he was operated on. The scar almost goes from one ear to the other, a skin graft was taken from his stomach to help the healing process. Soon after all this happened he started getting severe headaches, lots of tests and scans culminated in him finding out he had a brain tumour, nodules on his lungs and a lump on either side of his abdomin. He tried to keep positive but had been in and out of hospital, suffered with severe jaundice, been on respirator machines etc. His one wish was to marry his then girlfriend which we all sorted but now it's all about making memories.
Thank you to everyone taking the time to read this and especially if you donate. I know it's not the best blurb but it's hard to know what to write.

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  • Kara Saunders8 days ago
    Kara Saunders

    Kara Saunders

    8 days ago

    Tomorrow is the day we've all been dreading when we have to say our final farewells to Brett. Once again I would just like to thank everyone for their love and support, you are all amazing x

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  • Kara Saunders16 days ago
    Kara Saunders

    Kara Saunders

    16 days ago

    Bretts funeral will be taking place on Wednesday 12th September at The Oaks Crematorium, Bartons Rd, Havant, PO9 5NA. Time 11:30am. Everyone is welcome as we'd like to give him a big send off. We would like people to wear blue & yellow like in the photo below from his wedding. We dont want any flowers apart from family ones. Everyone is welcome as we would like to give him a big send off. Lastly we would like to thank everyone for their donations and kind messages of support through this sad time.

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  • Kara Saunders21 days ago
    Kara Saunders

    Kara Saunders

    21 days ago

    It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform everyone that Brett passed away late last night. This was a massive shock and far sooner than any of us had hoped. We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts that took the time to read his story and donate. The money will still be put to great use. I am now thinking about a memorial bench bench down the beach where he used to go fishing with a plaque on it. Somewhere that his mum Michelle, wife Sarah, daughter Emily and the rest of us can go and remember him fondly. Thanks again.

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Page last updated on: 9/16/2018 9:05 AM



  • Terry Saunders

    Terry Saunders

    Sep 16, 2018

  • Lin Baldwin

    Lin Baldwin

    Sep 9, 2018

    Thinking of all the family with sincere sympathy and love in your tragic loss Lin xx


  • Zoe Noble

    Zoe Noble

    Sep 7, 2018

    Hi I’m friend of Michelle’s form when she worked at the College. Some of her friends at the College have done a collection and are donating half here and half to the melanoma charity. RIP Brett XXX

  • Ray Campbell

    Ray Campbell

    Aug 31, 2018


  • Eloise Gumede

    Eloise Gumede

    Aug 30, 2018

    Cancer is such a horrible illness, my family and I are sending our condolences, we are sending lots of love to Sarah x


  • Hannah Bowling

    Hannah Bowling

    Aug 30, 2018



  • Debbie Bradbury

    Debbie Bradbury

    Aug 30, 2018

    So very, very sad. My thoughts are with you and all your family at this very sad time xx


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