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£3,035raised of £1,200 target by 287 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,035 to To help my elderly neighbour pursue his dream

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    Funded on Friday, 21st July 2017

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    Dave lives next door to me, he has since we moved in 20 years ago. He cared for his wife Ivy, who had dementia, at their home for the last ten years. They had been married for 51 years! He never complained about it, even though she didn't even recognise him for the last few years. She died in December. He told me the day she died that he hadn't left the house in two months.

    Now he really wants to travel in his twilight years, he hasn't had a holiday for 35 years, but he only has his pension. I asked him if he had any dreams left at his age, he said "I always wanted to see a bit of the world, but it can't happen now, I missed my chance.'

    I'd like to help. He's 73, he's in good health and the last holiday he had was in 1982!

    He's such a lovely bloke, always has a smile and a positive outlook, but I can see the last few years have taken their toll. I want to put a really big smile back on his face.

    So I was chatting to him last week and he said he has always wanted to travel, to go to see his younger brother in Florida that he hasn't seen since he emigrated in 1976, to go back to Greece where he had his honeymoon, to see New York once before he dies, but he can't afford to get a passport, never mind pay for a holiday.

    If you could just spare £5 and enough people want to help, we could help make an old man's wish come true!

    I would love to make this happen for him.

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    • Payne Silver5 months ago
      Payne Silver

      Payne Silver

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      252%. 287 people donated. SO much more than we expected, thank you so very much from me and Dave to everyone for your kindness, and for all the people, journalists and authors who spread the word. Dave IS GOING ON HOLIDAY!!!! ;)

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    • Payne Silver5 months ago
      Payne Silver

      Payne Silver

      5 months ago

      I'm going to print off every single message from all the donations and give them to Dave. So thank you so much for all your messages, some of them are so touching. Page ends tomorrow, thank you all again for making an old man's dream come true!! x ;)

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    • Payne Silver5 months ago
      Payne Silver

      Payne Silver

      5 months ago

      I've had a few journalists contact me asking for interviews and info on Dave. He's not on the internet, and is quite an old fashioned, private man and doesn't really want his photo or his name in the papers/magazines. Thanks for your interest though!

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    • Payne Silver5 months ago
      Payne Silver

      Payne Silver

      5 months ago

      I told Dave about the funds, that 200 people have donated! He just laughed and laughed, he couldn't believe it!! He even hugged me, he's not a hugger, he never hugged me before!!! He wants to pass on his heartfelt thanks to everyone. Now we have more than enough to pay for the ticket, Dave doesn't want a fuss or more money than he needs, so I will be closing this page and getting his tickets sorted. Anything left he gets for spending money, which is going to be about £1000. He's in for a lovely shock!! Thankyou again SO MUCH to all of you xxxx

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    6 months ago

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    • No name

      No name

      Jul 21, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      Go and see the world! Happy to help you from Belgium!

    • Andrew Charlesworth

      Andrew Charlesworth

      Jul 21, 2017

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      Having cared for my father, who sadly died from Dementia in 2014 - I know you deserve this holiday. Enjoy!

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      Hope you have a wonderful holiday Dave.

      £5.00

    • adam Osborne

      adam Osborne

      Jul 21, 2017

      You deserve this so much!

      £10.00

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