Weʼve raised £2,085 to Help Fund Callum King's Funeral. Callum aged just 19 tragically died on Friday 5th May following an incident on Eastbourne Pier.
- Brighton, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 7th June 2017
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Callum King is the first member of ETHRAG to die, ETHRAG is the UK's 1st Residents Association for people living in Emergency and Temporary Accommodation.
Callum who I first met in 2016, was 18 an a resident in unsupported emergency accommodation in Brighton and Hove, Callum was under the care of social services at the time and was vulnerable, a few of us were fond of Callum and helped him with food, support and mentorship.
Sadly Callum was evicted, we as residents pleaded for the owners (a limited company) to allow him to stay, but this was denied.
Callum was move from place to place and eventually moved out of Brighton and Hove to Eastbourne. Callum benefited massively from the support we provided him, however 30 miles away in Eastbourne Callum was again unsupported in terms of the Council and Childrens services.
Since hearing that Callum who Tragically died on Friday 5th May, under circumstances in which he was hospitalised the early hours that morning due to psychosis in Eastbourne, however against the wishes of Friends he was released, later that day the incident happened in which Callum fell and drowned.
We are angry and the family are also angry whilst trying to understand how this has happened and grieve.
I am looking to help the family who are not well off with funeral costs and ask the community to help us honour Callum's memory.
We also want to take this opportunity to raise awareness around the housing crisis and how kids, care leavers and youth today are being ignored and left unsupported. There is a coroners inquest and we are also calling for a full council investigation into why Callum slipped through the net.
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- 5 years ago
Daniel Harris5 years ago
The family want to thank everyone for there support so far, they have recently paid tribute to Callum in the Argus. Callum's funeral is on the 22nd May 10am, Down Crematorium, Brighton. They will do doing family flowers only, if you want to contribute you are welcome to donate. More details to follow.
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May 29, 2017
My thoughts are with Kev, Wendy and family.
May 26, 2017
best wishes and commiserations xx
May 26, 2017
This Donation is made by Callums Uncle Steve.x
May 25, 2017
Very Very Sad!! Rip Callum
May 25, 2017
I never knew Callum, but I was once homeless myself and know how little (zero) help is available to those who have no permanent postal address.My thoughts are with his beautiful girlfriend.
May 23, 2017
May 20, 2017
So very sorry for your loss xx
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Secretary & Founder of ETHRAG the Uk's 1st Residents Association for People Living in Emergency and Temporary Accommodation. I fight daily for the vulnerable, I am a housing campaigner and activist. My blog www.survivorblog.co.uk highlights issues, I champion Care Leavers.