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    Weʼve raised £1,605 to Help raise funds towards the £2500 cost for our dear friend Kevin Rowley's memorial who we tragically lost to suicide.

    Location
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
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    Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017

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    Story

    On 15th August 2017, I lost my best friend Kevin Rowley to suicide. Most people will remember Kevin with a smile on his face with the best sense of humour, but Kevin was also suffering from personality disorder and there was another side to him who was struggling to cope with the anxiety, depression and loneliness and it all got too much for him.

    Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 35-54 years in the UK. The number of deaths to suicide in Greater Manchester alone is significant and in 2014, 277 people took their own life, and this number increasing every year. It is a growing issue that needs to be quickly understood.

    His family are finding it difficult enough to deal with the sudden loss as well as sorting all his affairs. Due to the unexpected nature of Kevin’s death his family are not in a position to cover the expensive funeral costs, so I have offered to step in and take responsibility to make sure our dear Kevin gets the best dignified send off he deserves and would like to ask for a little support. The cost of the service is in excess of £2500+ and I am happy to pick up majority of the cost and some of Kevin's friends have already been kind enough to donate towards the cost.

    I know how hard it is for everyone at the moment, but no matter how small all donations could make a huge difference in covering the cost of the basics for the funeral. Anything else that is left over will go to The Sanctuary Manchester and will help fund suicide prevention and provide support to people who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression and suicidal thoughts when they are in crisis.

    I would like to thank everyone in advance for their support and would like to leave you with one last thought, no matter what you are going through, how dark it may seem and how hopeless or lost you feel please don’t suffer alone, don’t be afraid to use the people around you.

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    • Maz Hussain6 months ago
      Maz Hussain

      Maz Hussain

      6 months ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated and supported us so far. We are so overwhelmed with h every comment and ever selfless dination. We will be giving Kevin the good bye he deserves tomorrow thanks to everyone. His friends and family will be able to remember the loving person he was and for that we are ever grateful. We will keep the page live as everything front this point will go to charity. Myself and and Ant have pledged £1000 and we have had some offline donations too, thanks to Rita for her donation. PM me for details for the service.X

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    • Maz Hussain6 months ago
      Maz Hussain

      Maz Hussain

      6 months ago

      Hi Everyone, I wanted to thank you all for your generous donations and kind words. Me, Ant and Kev's family are completely overwhelmed with the support. It is amazing to see so many people, some who knew Kev and some who didn't, come together to support us at this difficult time - we are deeply moved. We are very close to our target, but still a long way off from covering the cost of the service and making a generous donation to The Sanctuary, so please keep sharing and spreading the word - Thank you. Maz, Ant & Kevin's Family

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    44

    • JOHN WIGLEY

      JOHN WIGLEY

      Sep 20, 2017

      A good man

      £10.00

    • Antonia Phoenix

      Antonia Phoenix

      Sep 4, 2017

      Thinking of all of Kev's loved ones today. I'm really proud of you Maz, well done for keeping so strong . Lots of love Toni & Elliott xxxx

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2017

      Very sad to hear this. He devoted a lot of his time supporting people with mental health issues and helped countless people through the day and night in Crisis at the Sanctuary: Manchester. RIP Kevin

      £10.00

    • Saminah Bhayat

      Saminah Bhayat

      Sep 3, 2017

      So sorry to hear this news, hope he gets the send off he truly deserves xxx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2017

      Lots of love - cara xx

      £20.00

    • John Brassington

      John Brassington

      Sep 2, 2017

      £30.00

    • Sara Rowley

      Sara Rowley

      Sep 1, 2017

      I'm blown away by how much love and support you've gathered here, Maz. My uncle Kev would be speechless, thank you ❤

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    Maz Hussain

    Maz Hussain

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Hi, I'm Maz Hussain. Most of you will know me if you knew Kevin. We were best friends for over 10 years and he was everything to me. It has been a tough time dealing with the tragic loss of my best friend, but I am committed to making sure that Kevin the best send off.

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