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£1,399raised of £1,300 target by 47 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,399 to get a memorial bench in memory of our wonderful friend Phil Nelson who has passed away.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 22nd September 2017

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    Our friend Phil Nelson passed away suddenly on 14th August. Instead of flowers we would like to do something different and more meaningful.

    He was a huge cat lover and we would love to get a bench near an enclosure dedicated to him at London or Whipsnade Zoo.

    The bench will have his name on and stand in his memory for years to come, it will hopefully be somewhere his family and friends can visit.



    • Emma Benson1 year ago
      Emma Benson

      Emma Benson

      1 year ago

      Over target, woohoo! Thanks to everyone who donated. xx Looking at what we can put on the bench inscription. Maybe everyone could share what they remembered most about Phil or what you associate with him. Or a saying or quote he used a lot? Want to make it personal to him. But remember it will be on public view, so keep it family friendly ;-)

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    • Emma Benson1 year ago
      Emma Benson

      Emma Benson

      1 year ago

      Just looked at fees we have to pay so have had to up the money we need to raise :-( Bench is £1000 but site takes 5% of that straight away, then Paypal and banks take a percentage too, never that easy is it! We raised this pretty quickly though so shouldn't take too long to hit this mark.

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    • Emma Benson1 year ago
      Emma Benson

      Emma Benson

      1 year ago

      Wow we're over halfway! Amazing! Thanks everyone xx

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/28/2017 2:54 PM



    • Lucy Wisbey

      Lucy Wisbey

      Sep 11, 2017

      A lovely way to remember Phil


    • Tony Hammond

      Tony Hammond

      Sep 9, 2017

      This is a lovely thought. To Phil.


    • Ravdeep Sidhu

      Ravdeep Sidhu

      Sep 7, 2017

      To the most excellent of people.


    • Tracey Wise

      Tracey Wise

      Sep 6, 2017

      Phil, you were a legend. So many of my best memories involve times with you. Rest peacefully Hun.


    • Hilary Chambers

      Hilary Chambers

      Sep 5, 2017

      Really nice idea


    • Ross Evans

      Ross Evans

      Sep 2, 2017


    • Noelle Walls

      Noelle Walls

      Sep 1, 2017

      A lovely way to remember Phil; lovely person, much missed.


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