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£6,631
raised of £5,000 target by 257 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,631 to support the family of Donny Sinclair who was a much loved volunteer community youth football coach and swimming teacher.

    Peacehaven, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 22nd July 2016

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    On Sunday 19th June, Father's Day, 49 year old community youth football coach Donny was at the club presentation fun day for DaSH Junior Football Club when he suffered full cardiac arrest and, despite the desperate efforts of medical staff to save his life, he passed away in front of his twelve year old son.

    Family and friends are devastated by the sudden loss. Donny was larger than life and the driving force behind many community initiatives - always with a smile and a helping hand. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him and his four young children - aged 12, 9, 6 and 4 - will grow up without their wonderful father, but so many people loved and respected him, he will never be forgotten.
    From his first marriage, he has two grown up daughters and he will be greatly missed by them also.

    Donny taught many young people and adults to swim at the Peacehaven swimming pool and he was a lifelong Celtic fan as he grew up in Glasgow. He was a season ticket holder at Brighton and Hove Albion after moving to the south coast twenty years ago and adopting the Seagulls as his 'local' team.

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    • Laurence Woolven6 years ago
      Laurence Woolven

      Laurence Woolven

      6 years ago

      So much love and affection shown for Donny at the service and reception today. After the tears came smiles at happier memories, shared stories and yes ... even some laughter at some of his hilarious antics. Sleep well old friend.

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    • Laurence Woolven6 years ago
      Laurence Woolven

      Laurence Woolven

      6 years ago

      Donny's funeral is Tuesday 12th July. The hearse will be passing by the Hollow Recreation Ground around 11am and then going on to the Downs Crematorium for the service starting at Noon. Football shirts welcome - preferably Celtic, Brighton or DaSH - but all teams ok, bar Rangers! :) There will then be a short reception at the Hampden Arms PH, Heighton Road, South Heighton from approximately 1.30pm. Family flowers only, any donations in lieu of flowers to Caring Lady Funeral Directors, Peacehaven, which is in aid of DaSH JFC.

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    • Laurence Woolven6 years ago
      Laurence Woolven

      Laurence Woolven

      6 years ago

      Vicky would like us to let you know how grateful and overwhelmed she and the children have been by the community support for their family at such a difficult time. With the funeral approaching, I know your continued offers of help and fund-raising events will reduce the financial stresses for them after such a shock and subsequent terrible grief. From Vicky, Cameron, Katrina, Tabitha and little Brady - a huge thank you.

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    Page last updated on: 7/17/2016 20.26

    Supporters

    257

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 17, 2016

      LOVE FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2016

      £320.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 14, 2016

      £5.00

    • Louise Bradbury

      Louise Bradbury

      Jul 12, 2016

      £30 Donation from Sophie, Leo and Ellis.....many fun times in the pool with you. The boys will miss you especially for fun weeks ❤️❤️❤️

      £30.00

    • Tony , Leeann , Sophia and Francesca

      Tony , Leeann , Sophia and Francesca

      Jul 12, 2016

      Sleep well big fella.My sincere condolences to all the family.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 12, 2016

      £100.00

    • Perry Family

      Perry Family

      Jul 11, 2016

      Super chap, super family. If it wasn't for Donny Ben would not be swimming now. Love to you all xxxx

      £30.00

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    Laurence Woolven

    Peacehaven, United Kingdom

    Family friends of Donny and Vicky Sinclair.

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