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Caroline Bateman

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£740raised of £1,850 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,850 to say goodbye to JB


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Our beloved friend JB passed away on 18th February. Sadly his only family decided that they didn‘t want to take responsibility for his home, possessions or his funeral arrangements. Over the past few weeks, we have been doing our best to finalise JB‘s affairs as much as possible and make arrangements for his funeral. We originally set up a fundraiding page to raise money to help with this.

The funeral will be held on Monday April 1st at 10am at Markeaton Crematorium.

We initially had some good news from JB’s bank, telling us that the third party funeral fees that we have already paid would be covered and that there were additional funds which would be released to cover the remaining balance. With this in mind, we cancelled the page and asked for the donations to be returned. Unfortunately, the additional funds are not enough to cover the outstanding balance of the funeral.

So, we are asking again for your donations to help us give JB the send off he deserves. All that is needed is £1850 for the funeral - any amount you can manage would be appreciated to help us with this.

We will also be separately covering the cost of a wake here at The Talbot after the service so that we can all raise a glass to our friend.

Thank you so much. Armando and Caroline xx

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  • Caroline Bateman6 days ago
    Caroline Bateman

    Caroline Bateman

    6 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far...I’ve got another £370 to add from offline donations. Words can’t express how grateful we are x

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Page last updated on: 3/25/2019 13.05



  • Amy Mo

    Amy Mo

    Mar 25, 2019

    Gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts 💕 RIP JB. Love Jenny & Ming Mo & Family


  • Anonymous


    Mar 25, 2019

    Thank you so much Max ❤️


  • Anonymous


    Mar 24, 2019

    Thank you Chiara ❤️


  • Anonymous


    Mar 21, 2019

    Thank you Luigi ❤️


  • Anonymous


    Mar 21, 2019

    Thank you so much Manolo & Family ❤️


  • Brian McCord

    Brian McCord

    Mar 20, 2019

    Met JB at Armandos party. A brilliant character with an amazing story to tell. I’m very sorry to hear about this news.My sincere condolence Brian xx


  • Jonathan Pearce

    Jonathan Pearce

    Mar 19, 2019


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JB was like family to us. As one of Armando’s best friends he was a huge part of our lives. It’s important to us to give him the respectful send off that he deserves.

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