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£1,075raised of £750 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,075 to help fund a memorial bench for Elona

    London Borough of Hackney, London, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 25th December 2018

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    Elona and her dog Dory were well known amongst the dog walking community in Clissold Park. She visited the park everyday, knew just about every dog in the park and could usually be found in the cafe chatting with friends. She was well known for her forthright opinions on many subjects, but she could also be relied on for a really good laugh. Sadly Elona died very suddenly earlier this year and a few of us from the dog walking community feel it would be a fitting tribute to have a bench dedicated to her in the park. All the money raised will go to Hackney Council to fund the bench and plaque.



    • Sarah Cull5 months ago
      Sarah Cull

      Sarah Cull

      5 months ago

      Hello. Following my last update, we have made a donation of the remaining £60 to the Barn Owl Trust based in Devon. They have sent a letter of thanks and will add a leaf with Elona's name on it to their memory tree: Don't forget our get together at Elona's bench on Sunday 6 Jan at midday. See you there. Sarah

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    • Sarah Cull5 months ago
      Sarah Cull

      Sarah Cull

      5 months ago

      Hello everyone. Very exciting news; the bench and plaque are in place at the south side of the bigger lake. We will be having a get-together at the bench on Sunday 6 January at midday so, please come along and raise a glass of prosecco to Elona. There is £60 left over which we have decided to donate to an owl charity. Elona's other passion after dogs was owls, so we thought this would be a very fitting cause. Thank you again for all your kind donations, and we look forward to seeing you on 6 January.

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    • Sarah Cull8 months ago
      Sarah Cull

      Sarah Cull

      8 months ago

      Hello Everyone. Thank you so much for your kind donations. As you can see we have raised an amazing £1,025. We have arranged with Hackney Council for a new bench to be installed on the south side of the bigger lake in Clissold Park as this was one of Elona's favourite places to sit. We will also get a plaque with some suitable words for the bench. I am going to close this page in the next day or so and withdraw the funds so that I can pay the council for the bench. Any left over funds will be donated to a dogs' charity to be decided.

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    • Ali Holloway

      Ali Holloway

      Dec 7, 2018

      Chatting to Elona as we dog walked was always an entertaining way to start the day, I still haven’t got used to her no longer being around.




      Oct 8, 2018

      Sarah, thank you so much for initiating this - Max and I have numerous fond memories of Elona and Dory. Such a shame.


    • mary hughes

      mary hughes

      Sep 28, 2018

      rest in peace Elona from Irish Mary and Mary MaryXX


    • Gregory Cheverall

      Gregory Cheverall

      Sep 28, 2018

      What a lovely idea for dear Elona. You were and are all great friends to her.

    • Anonymous


      Sep 26, 2018

      Miss you loads


    • Alex Royffe

      Alex Royffe

      Sep 25, 2018

      Sure she's still counting the birds in the ponds


    • Sarah Cull

      Sarah Cull

      Sep 19, 2018

      We miss you Elona, but we are looking forward to sitting on your bench! Sarah, Chris and Stanley xxx

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    Sarah Cull

    Sarah Cull

    London Borough of Hackney, London, UK

    I walk my dog Stanley, a fox terrier, in Clissold Park. Like so many other dog walkers, I met Elona in the park and regularly walked with her. Being around Elona was never dull; she livened up many a dog walk and I miss her greatly.

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