Weʼve raised £405 to to fund the James Barry Crain Memorial Bench to be located on the 'Somerford Triangle' in Congleton, Cheshire
- Somerford, Congleton, UK
- Funded on Sunday, 30th September 2018
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On the 3rd February this year my dear friend, James Barry Crain, sadly passed away aged only 33 years.
As young boys growing up around the ‘Somerford Triangle’ James and I often accompanied by his younger brother, Harvey, would spend much of our childhood den building and exploring this part of the Somerford countryside.
Losing a close childhood friend is particularly traumatic, but this has been compounded by the fact that many of our childhood haunts, in this beautiful part of rural Cheshire, are now subject to planning permission or being built upon. So much so that it almost feels as though part of my childhood died with James.
In light of this I would like do something to commemorate his life and the memories we shared of Somerford in the form of a memorial bench or similar to be positioned on the ‘Triangle’, subject to approval from the Somerford Parish Council.
My intention is to raise enough money through friends, family, loves ones, and local residents in the form of donations to fund the memorial. Any remaining donations will be sent to his son Archie or split between the charities named at James' funeral.
- 4 months ago
Steven Brough4 months ago
Finally got approval from the Parish Council for Jim's memorial bench. They've even offered pay for its installation and add it to their list of assets for insurance and maintenance purposes. Cost of the bench is roughly £600 including the memorial plaque and delivery, we're pretty much on target now, which is great! Thank you to all that have shown your support, it is appreciated beyond words. Any extra will be given to Archie and/or split between the charities named at Jims funeral.
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Sep 27, 2018
Hi Steven I was not aware that u we're doing this on James behalf I am not very technically good but how much do u need I will gladly give u the rest.
Jul 15, 2018
May 24, 2018
Can't find the words to thankyou properly pal, but thanks means alot.
Ross Foster/Sophie Crain
May 19, 2018
Great idea, and a lovely thought, x
May 17, 2018
My kindest regards mate
May 16, 2018
Lovely idea Steven
May 16, 2018
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