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£7,412
raised of £7,000 target by 306 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,412 to give a family some time to grieve and allow a dad time to be with his 6 year old who has lost her mum.

    Garforth, Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 26th March 2018

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    We are a Community of local Leeds Mums that are trying to raise some money for a family that have impacted many of our lives.

    Lesley is a Childminder - but she was so much more than that. She was an extension to our families and loved our children as if they were her own. Her house is like the Garforth House of Fun. The children didn't want to leave!

    Unfortunately Lesley became ill on Monday this week with what she thought was a virus. She went to the hospital several times before being admitted at the end of the week where it was identified that she had Septicemia. She passed away on Saturday. Her commitment to our children meant she kept coming home from Hospital to be around to care for them.

    Lesley leaves behind a big family including a 6 year old little girl and a Husband she adored. Her house was a home all about Family. Her Husband has recently had an operation and was spending time at home helping Lesley look after all our Children.

    We told my 3 year old son she has gone to the moon. He asks constantly if we can call Lesley on the moon, can we go to the moon to see her, can he look at the moon out of the window. We sent up a heart shaped Chinese Lantern to her. He asks if she is snuggling it in bed on the moon. This is the impact she had on the children she cared for.

    Many of us feel we owe Lesley. She cared for our children and we should do our best to help and care for hers. The last thing she would want is for her family to be split up. We also want them to have the time to grieve. We want them to have time together to heal and for the 6 year old in particular to have a Daddy who is around and not having to find work that takes time away from her.

    We are asking for Garforth, Leeds and anyone who has a family to club together and donate all you can afford to help a family in pain. Lesley was the heart of the family. They need us to show them that we care. This money will help them pay bills, spend time together and heal. Please help!

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    • For Lesley2 years ago
      For Lesley

      For Lesley

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      It’s a big day tomorrow - Lesley Funeral. It’s our chance to say goodbye, hug the family, celebrate her life and think about all the lovely memories we have of her. Remember Lesley was bright and sparkly and as such the family have asked us all to wear bright colours.

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    • For Lesley2 years ago
      For Lesley

      For Lesley

      2 years ago

      From Richard: Just giving is absolutely incredible. Our loss as a family is so hard to take in. We are numb with the shock and pain. People are so kind and incredibly generous. We cannot believe this kind of love was out there. Lesley was so beautiful inside and out. She will live in us as a family. We know she looks over us . Our 6yr old sent her a letter to heaven. We know our tears will stop one day . Just not yet. We give thanks for such a wonderful person, who I had the privilege of spending 9 and a half years with ❤️❤️💔

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    • For Lesley2 years ago
      For Lesley

      For Lesley

      2 years ago

      We Met Richard and the family this weekend and they were visibly moved by everything we had all done. We cannot thank you enough to have reached the 7k. Full of pride in our community and the fact that you have all embraced what we are trying to do. If it’s ok we are leaving the page running as there are still a few people that want to donate and so that people can make donations towards the funeral and flowers. Again - Thank you all for your kindness xx

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/19/2017 20.36

    Supporters

    306

    • Lynne While

      Lynne While

      Dec 19, 2017

      So sad. Lesley was a wonderful person

      £10.00

    • Emmer Chebe

      Emmer Chebe

      Dec 17, 2017

      You will always remain in our hearts and memories. A very kind soul with a heart for everyone. RIP Lesley. May God give Richard and the children the heart to carryon.

      £30.00

    • Gemma Leeson

      Gemma Leeson

      Dec 11, 2017

      Our condolences, at this sad time. Really sad news and a shock to all. Gemma and family.

    • Linda Woolley

      Linda Woolley

      Dec 10, 2017

      Sorry for you loss. Knew Lesley from Boots many years ago xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 9, 2017

      We think about you every day. Cannot believe you had to go. Sad to the core for you, your family and all the families you cared for x

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 7, 2017

      I know you will always be looking after all our children.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 7, 2017

      To Richard and familyYou are all so very much in our prayers. We really hope and pray this helps you and the family all our love In Christ God bless

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