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£3,895raised of £3,500 target by 157 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,895 to provide Dave Caveney, our ex- NS&I colleague and friend with a decent send off

    Durham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 6th October 2017

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    As most of you know Dave Caveney, an ex-NS&I colleague and friend to many of us passed away last week. Sadly he had fallen on hard times and had nothing so there are no funds to pay for his funeral. The local authority will pay for the basics but Malcolm Cook and others want him to have a decent send off to celebrate his life in the way Dave would wish and is trying hard to make this happen. Many have expressed a wish to help so I am appealing to you in the ex-NS&I community to make a contribution to give Dave the send off he would want. He had no time for religious ceremonies and would rather be remembered with a smile and raised glass so let's make it happen. Any spare money will be donated to charity. Thank you.


    Following his dealings with Newcastle council Malcolm has decided to decline the basic funeral on offer. They said it had to take place in Newcastle and refused to compromise under any circumstances. Dave was a Durham lad and should come home. As Leigh said "he's one of us". Malcolm is determined to see right by Dave so can I beg you all to help a bit more? If you have already contributed thanks but can you please pass this message out to anyone who is not on facebook but might know Dave and could possibly contribute. I'm not very good at this but I think you can see how important this is - please help if you can xx



    •  Gillian Smart1 year ago
       Gillian Smart

      Gillian Smart

      1 year ago

      I will shortly be closing the fund for Dave but what can I say. After JustGiving and the card companies have taken their fees the total will be £3578.29 or slightly higher. It's just amazing. When we started out I never expected such a response and I'm sure Malcolm didn't either. It says everything about Dave and the regard he was held in by his friends and colleagues. Thank you xx Ps can someone post this on the NS&I page please?

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    •  Gillian Smart1 year ago
       Gillian Smart

      Gillian Smart

      1 year ago

      What a fantastic response for Dave. Everyone is so kind - I hope somehow he knows. Thank you all so much xx

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    Page last updated on: 10/4/2017 12:47 PM



    • Marilyn Mohan

      Marilyn Mohan

      Oct 4, 2017


    • Dave Vest

      Dave Vest

      Sep 22, 2017

      Just back from holidays I'll miss you Palma.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 20, 2017

      Good memories


    • Geoff Brodie

      Geoff Brodie

      Sep 19, 2017

      This is a marvellous demonstration of what North Easterners are all about. From someone exiled on the Isle of Wight who debated with Dave many times in the past.


    • Shep & Prud

      Shep & Prud

      Sep 18, 2017

      Great lad very sad loss,we'll raise a glass for you on friday


    • Anonymous


      Sep 17, 2017

      Thanks for being a brilliant EO and friend - had great times in the Coach - sleep well xxx


    • Alison Laing

      Alison Laing

      Sep 16, 2017

      This is a lovely thing to be doing. National Savings was such a lovely place to work.


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