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Weʼre raising £20,000 to support The RNLI, Papyrus & The Wave Project to create a lasting legacy in memory of Dom Sowa who died from a mental illness. Thank you.

Harrogate, United Kingdom

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On 29th October 2017 we lost Dom, our beloved son and little brother to Greg. He was 17 years old, was a talented and beautiful young man full of potential. He was a gifted singer, artist, baker and a loyal and loving friend, son and brother who would dearly have loved to be here to fulfil his dreams for life. He was looking forward to going to university or art college and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his friends and family. We know from his messages to us that in his healthy mind he so wanted to live but tragically his social anxiety which is a severe and little understood mental illness got the better of him.
In memory of Dom we would like to help others by raising as much as possible for the RNLI who searched with such dedication and compassion; Papyrus, the UK national charity, which is dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, and The Wave Project, which helps young people reduce anxiety and improve emotional health through surfing.
We will live forever with the knowledge that, if only Dom had found a way to tell us how he felt, or a more effective clinical diagnostic tool had been available, then we might still have our beautiful son here. We are so proud of his achievements in the short time he was with us and hope that you will remember him and then go on to live your lives to the fullest as he would have so loved to have been able to do. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts please tell someone. These feelings do pass and can be treated. There is so much loving help in the world but silence is deadly. Please be generous and help us to reach others before it is too late for them. We would not wish this grief on anyone and know that Dom would want us to help others in need.

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  • The Sowa Family3 months ago
    The Sowa Family

    The Sowa Family

    3 months ago

    Patricia is the mum of a friend of Dom’s and she’s running 17 races this year to raise funds for Papyrus in his memory. Please support her if you can JustGiving/Patricia-jones-Davies. Such a kind thing to do :)

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  • The Sowa Family3 months ago
    The Sowa Family

    The Sowa Family

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Huge thanks to EVERYONE who has donated money in Dom’s memory ...every single penny has helped us through this hideous time and restored our hope and courage xx

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  • The Sowa Family4 months ago
    The Sowa Family

    The Sowa Family

    4 months ago

    Kindness beeeds kindness...we are so close to the total so if you are feeling kind please forward the link to one more person and help us to reach it. Thank you xxx

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7 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/2/2018 3:27 PM

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433

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 2, 2018

    A huge thanks to the Harrogate Grammar School community for raising over £4000 at Dom's benefit gig which is being paid directly to the three charities. Here's the £10 for the raffle from Karen

    £10.00

  • Brackenfield School

    Brackenfield School

    Mar 13, 2018

    Brackenfield School pupils produced lovely "Pots of Love" paintings under the expert guidance of artist, Sarah Charneca. These were sold to parents at our own art exhibition in aid of Dom's Charities.

    £1,123.40

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 13, 2018

  • Anthony Comerford. Brackenfield School

    Anthony Comerford. Brackenfield School

    Feb 9, 2018

    Brackenfield School donations from our Christmas events. These included our Christmas Carol Service, Nativity Play, playground busking and other activities that we have now confirmed totals.

    £1,401.75

  • Sam Moore

    Sam Moore

    Feb 7, 2018

    £10.00

  • Chloe  Simmons

    Chloe Simmons

    Feb 1, 2018

    Thank you HGS for supporting the Christmas bake sale. Dom's scones were a great hit! Chloe and Debbie x

    £90.00

  • Jennifer Plowman

    Jennifer Plowman

    Jan 29, 2018

    There are no adequate words. With love,Jennifer, Philip, James & Aimee xxxxx

    £20.00

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The Sowa Family

The Sowa Family

Harrogate, United Kingdom

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