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£11,123raised of £12,500 target by 373 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,123 to raise awareness of Personal Locator Beacon's & sea safety in memory of Dom Jackson who tragically died in a preventable accident at sea

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    United Kingdom
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    In memory
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    Funded on Sunday, 12th March 2017

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    Dom Jackson tragically died at sea whilst kayaking in February 2017. This accident could have been completely preventable had Dom been wearing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Dom was alone at sea in freezing conditions completely unknown to anyone and it wasn't until 36 hours after his disappearance that the alarm was first raised. Dom's body was eventually found 6 days after first going missing, over 50 miles away from the primary search area.

    The search involved Police, RNLI and Coastguard utilising several helicopters, lifeboats and light aircraft together with numerous teams of searches on the cliff tops. The cost of this operation would have been enormous. We feel the public has little awareness of how inexpensive technology such as PLB’s can be used to prevent tragedies like this and Dom’s family would like to use his legacy to prevent any other family having to go through the pain of such a senseless waste of life.

    All monies raised will be spent on initial costs involved in setting up a charity in Dom's name. Once the charity has been set up and working together with the support of the RNLI, the overall aim will be to campaign to raise awareness of the use of PLB's and correct sea safety logging procedures via an app and website. Further down the track, we would be looking to provide educational material to support the teaching of this information to children and adults to ensure that carrying a PLB at sea is as common to everyone as wearing a seatbelt in a car or a lifejacket on the water.

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    • Ellie Jackson9 months ago
      Ellie Jackson

      Ellie Jackson

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Dom's father has very generously donated £5,000 to PLanB as well as many offline donations the amazing amount we have raised so far which brings the total to over £16,000!! Thank you so so much to everyone who has so generously donated and for all your lovely messages of support. We have Dom's funeral this week and after this celebration of his life we have lots of work to do to get this charity up and running! Thank you all again x

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    • Ellie Jackson9 months ago
      Ellie Jackson

      Ellie Jackson

      9 months ago

      When I started this campaign I had no idea that people's generosity would allow us to raise £10,000 in such a short space of time. This money not only allows us to set up the charity but to start the actual work on what we want to achieve with PLanB. Thank you so much to all of you who have donated and because we still have a couple more weeks of this campaign left to run, I have raised the target to £12,500 so that PLanB can reach even more people. X

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    • Ellie Jackson9 months ago
      Ellie Jackson

      Ellie Jackson

      9 months ago

      Thanks to you all we have been able to setup a basic website outlining what we want to achieve. Behind the scenes calls are being made and connections happening. The charity is going to be called PLanB. It is based around the simple premise that everyone that participates in adventurous sports needs to have a Plan B if the unfortunate happens and Plan A (having fun) goes wrong. www.myplanb.life

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    • Ellie Jackson10 months ago
      Ellie Jackson

      Ellie Jackson

      10 months ago

      Justgiving advise it takes on average 6 days to achieve a campaign goal and we are almost there in 12 hours! The first £5000 will be used to set up the charity in Dom's name. Any extra funds raised on top of this sum will be put into the charity to focus on key areas of raising awareness of the use of PLBs amongst water users, development of an app and creation of a website, education of children and young people, creating the ability to hire out PLBs, and to fund the availability of PLBs to groups of water users and charities.

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    373

    • Stuart Jackson

      Stuart Jackson

      Mar 12, 2017

      Super legacy Ellie, well done.

      £100.00

    • sarah daniels

      sarah daniels

      Mar 11, 2017

      Thinking of you all x

      £10.00

    • Susan Routh

      Susan Routh

      Mar 10, 2017

      With fond memories of Dom.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 10, 2017

      Thank you for thinking of others despite your own personal tragedy.

      £10.00

    • Chris Campbell

      Chris Campbell

      Mar 8, 2017

      Ellie, thinking of you all at this sad time.I have many happy childhood memories of time spent with Dom. Much Love.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 8, 2017

      Sending you best wishes in your ongoing PlanB. Sorry don't know if I got the name quite right. x x

      £10.00

    • Joan Hazelton

      Joan Hazelton

      Mar 7, 2017

      £30.00

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    Ellie Jackson

    Ellie Jackson

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    United Kingdom

    Dom was my little brother and we were only 18 months apart. We had a magical childhood and developed our shared sense of adventure and fun together. Dom was a passionate environmentalist who drew great strength from nature and the wild.

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