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£370raised of £450 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £370 to have the ashes of Darren Linton interred with a service to fulfil his final wishes.

    Bury, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 19th August 2017

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    Story

    The passing of our dear friend Darren Linton has affected his friends deeply.

    We found out about his death after his funeral had already happened, we have since got together to fulfil his wishes to be buried with his grandparents.

    Darren's life changed in 1994 when his grandmother Shirley Leach was brutally murdered as she made her way home from visiting her daughter Beryl with Darren in Bury. Darren was 19 years of age, this tragic event and the 12 years of waiting for someone to be prosecuted devastated this small close knit family.

    Darren would often be fine and enjoy good times with friends, other times he would be affected by depression. We understand that it was hard for him to stay in touch with us, despite our efforts. He was a proud man and didn’t ever want to reach out and ask for support.

    Darren was likeable, very quiet and down to earth. He loved music and socialising with friends. Darren was the kind of man who simply tried to get on with his life without making a fuss, he would often try to help others, as he did in 2001 when he gave up work to look after his mother who was diagnosed and later died of cancer

    It's particularly important for us as his friends to honour Darren’s wishes by having his ashes buried with his beloved grandparents.

    We have come together to show how loved and how missed Darren is. Together we'd now like to raise some money for a service for the interment of his ashes. All funds will be used for:

    -Internment fee
    -Flowers
    -Plaque
    -Burial urn
    -Chapel

    Any donation will be gratefully received and will help us enormously in our target.

    Big thanks to Dave Thomas and Naomi Turner for the wonderful effort you went to in getting the ashes released - without you both we wouldn't be able to do anything.

    Thanks to Daniel Noakes, Jack Shuttle worth, Noel Dunne and Debbie Southworth and John Kenny.

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    • John Parker2 years ago
      John Parker

      John Parker

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      With your help we have raised £370 for Darren Linton. Your support has helped us take another step towards coming to terms with Darren’s death. We have raised enough funds to have his ashes interred with his family during a memorial service to celebrate Darren’s life. I want to say thank you so much to everyone who kindly donated, shared the story, or commented with encouraging words. John

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    • John Parker2 years ago
      John Parker

      John Parker

      2 years ago

      Thank you to all of you who have donated funds for Darren Linton. We are so pleased to let you know we have reached 51% of our target. Your generosity has been really inspiring. Thank you so much!

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    Page last updated on: 8/13/2017 12.04

    Supporters

    11

    • Christopher Southworth

      Christopher Southworth

      Aug 13, 2017

      Hi John :I will donate £20 to this cause xx chris

      £20.00

    • Sarah Harding

      Sarah Harding

      Jul 25, 2017

      Thank you for being such a good person, doing such a good thing. We need more of this in this world. Wishing your friend peace and his friends & family time, space, reflection and healing.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 24, 2017

      Condolences.

      £10.00

    • Bev Stewart

      Bev Stewart

      Jul 22, 2017

      Good luck John x

      £10.00

    • J k

      J k

      Jul 21, 2017

      Hope it all goes well.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      £10.00

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    John Parker

    John Parker

    Bury, United Kingdom

    I'm originally from Manchester, currently I work in Birmingham for the non profit organisation Creative Alliance. We create opportunities for young people starting out in their career.

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