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Closed 31/08/2017

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£820raised of £700 target by 75 supporters

    Weʼve raised £820 to Fundraising in memory of a friend and wonderful man, Bez, who tragically lost his brave battle with Depression.

    Location
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 31st August 2017

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    I am fundraising for the family of a wonderful soul. Andy, fondly known as 'Bez' to all his friends, was a true Mancunian. Selfless, hilarious, generous and extremely talented young man. He tragically lost his brave battle with Depression. Bez was a talented Graphic Designer. Being a fellow artist, we'd often poke fun (and a little scorn) at the people who expected Bez to use his time, expertise, skills and talent on creating unique designs and logos, whilst expecting him to be happy with being paid £5 for his services.
    Bez was also a huge music lover, in particular, Ian Brown & The Stone Roses. I wanted to be able to do something positive for Bez's family, whilst poking fun at all those people who wanted 'art for a fiver'.
    I am creating a A2 sized, Graphite drawing of Bez's idol, Ian Brown. I received permission from the original photographer, Anthony Mulryan, to be able to use his iconic image of Ian, to replicate as a piece of art.
    To poke fun at those 'art for a fiver' types, I'm going to give this drawing away in a prize draw.

    IMPORTANT INFO: Entry is a £5 donation. UK/EUROPE ONLY (due to tax/post cost)Every entrant's name will be added to the draw which will take part in one month's time. Please leave your full name when donating so I know who to contact should you win this prize.
    All proceeds will be donated to Bez's family as a small gesture, in the hope that it gives them a little comfort during this truly heartbreaking time.

    Depression often goes unnoticed, with many sufferers hiding their struggle. Depression is one of the biggest killers of men under the age of 50. I'm hoping by highlighting this hidden killer, it may give courage to anybody suffering, to seek help. If you are suffering, please take the first step to recovery and reach out. MIND, Calm and The Samaritans are incredible charities. Do not suffer in silence, you are worth more than you could possibly imagine.
    www.samaritans.org/
    www.mind.org.uk/
    www.thecalmzone.net/

    Updates

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    • Gemma Furbank2 months ago
      Gemma Furbank

      Gemma Furbank

      2 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      I just want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to every single one of you who has helped me raise and then pass my target, fundraising for the family of a wonderful soul, Bez. I have done my very best, and I'm extremely grateful for your amazing support in helping me fundraise, and also helping me raise awareness for mental health. I sincerely hope that in doing so, we are able to give a family a reason to smile in what must be terribly hard times, and that anybody who may be suffering in silence with mental health, the confidence to reach out. xox

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    • Gemma Furbank2 months ago
      Gemma Furbank

      Gemma Furbank

      2 months ago

      2 weeks remaining! I've just collected him from being mounted..he's a lot bigger than I remember haha! You have 2 weeks left to enter. £5 donation = 1 entry. UK/Europe only due to costs involved in posting such a large piece. Thank you so very much to everybody who has taken part, shared this piece, and your lovely words of support. I hope this small gesture brings a little comfort to Bez's family. xox #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicideAwareness #LetsTalk

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    • Gemma Furbank2 months ago
      Gemma Furbank

      Gemma Furbank

      2 months ago

      £750 and climbing, target passed! You guys rock! I can not thank you all enough for your amazing support and generosity. Sorry I can't thank you all individually on here. Much love..and good luck. ;) xox

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    • Gemma Furbank3 months ago
      Gemma Furbank

      Gemma Furbank

      3 months ago

      £595 and climbing! I'm so grateful for your generosity. It really does mean so much to me, thank you! xox

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    3 months ago

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    Supporters

    75

    • ed hall

      ed hall

      Aug 30, 2017

      Thanks

      £5.00

    • Jahmilla Finn

      Jahmilla Finn

      Aug 29, 2017

      Great work gem ❤️Xxx

      £5.00

    • Martin Abrams

      Martin Abrams

      Aug 29, 2017

      Amazing work Gemma. Thinking of Bez

      £10.00

    • Adrian Lee

      Adrian Lee

      Aug 24, 2017

      Great cause, amazing artwork.. hope you raise plenty of 💷💷💷💷💷

      £20.00

    • Lindsey Sisk

      Lindsey Sisk

      Aug 24, 2017

      Well done Gemma, your artwork is fantastic, and this is a really thoughtful way of supporting Bez's family.

      £5.00

    • James Benge

      James Benge

      Aug 20, 2017

      James Benge

      £5.00

    • Scott Vedrict

      Scott Vedrict

      Aug 19, 2017

      £10.00

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    Gemma Furbank

    Gemma Furbank

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    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Graphite, Coloured Pencil, Pastel Artist and DJ. I often use my artistic skills to help out charities and causes I support.

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