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

Weʼre raising £750 to help fund a memorial bench for Elona

London Borough of Hackney, London, UK
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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.

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  • Sarah Cull2 months ago
    Sarah Cull

    Sarah Cull

    2 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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Page last updated on: 12/7/2018 10:45 AM



  • 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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