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    Weʼve raised £2,015 to To Remember Louie Butler James

    Hassocks, West Sussex
    Funded on Saturday, 5th August 2017

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    Story

    Louie Butler James, a beautiful young spirit aged just 16, was suddenly taken away from us on March 22, 2017.

    Despite having to deal with ill health for long periods of time, Louie was a special person - resilient, funny, thoughtful, loved by his friends and family whom he loved in return … (almost as much as he loved trains).

    To keep his memory alive, we are setting up a fund in Louie’s name so that his family - parents Louise and Ray and sister Francesca - can create memorials in some of Louie's favourite places, and also support charities in his name.

    At the moment, some of the ideas put forward are:
    • A plaque bench in his name at Hassocks Railway station
    • Providing respite trips to Bluebell Railway (or similar) for children with chronic illnesses
    • Supporting the work of charities, such as NeST, in searching for a cure for nephrotic syndrome

    Any suggestions from people who knew Louie are especially welcome.
    We will also be looking to provide a welcome break for Louie’s family who supported him throughout his young life.

    Please support this Just Giving page for them.

    Thank you for taking the time to read Louie's page, for your contributions and suggestions, for your compassion, and for sharing this with others.

    We all miss Louie so much.

    Updates

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    • Janet Cupidi2 years ago
      Janet Cupidi

      Janet Cupidi

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A message to the generous people & organisations who helped support Louie's fund on JustGiving. A commemorative bench from Southdown Nurseries is being set up in Clayton Mills park, its plaque reads: "Louie George Butler James - Our Epic Legend". A second bench will be placed at Hassocks train station, a commemorative tree will be planted at Downlands School, and there's a project to name a SR train after him. A gift in Louie's name will go to NEST, and friends and family will continue to raise funds in other ways. Many thanks to everyone.

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    • Janet Cupidi2 years ago
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      Janet Cupidi

      2 years ago

      And we are now in the process of organising a bench for Louie to go into Hassocks Train Station. There’s some paperwork still to be done but it’s coming along. And on June 4th Caroline Game, a friend of Louie and his family, ran the Worthing 10k in Louie’s memory with donations to this Just Giving Page. Well done! More to come soon ….

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    • Janet Cupidi2 years ago
      Janet Cupidi

      Janet Cupidi

      2 years ago

      How amazing people are - and organisations too - that they are still giving to Louie’s page! Millwall Football Club, who Jam worked for, have made a generous cash donation. Southdown Nurseries, who raised their own funds, have created a bench in Louie’s name. It will be set up in Clayton Mills Park, a local green space where Louie often met with his friends. The Just Giving Fund will help with the setting up costs.

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    • Janet Cupidi2 years ago
      Janet Cupidi

      Janet Cupidi

      2 years ago

      The Southdown Nurseries in Hassocks, a place that Louie and Louise often visited together, independently raised funds to dedicate a bench in Louie’s name, possibly at Hassocks Train Station. How special!

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    Page last updated on: 8/4/2017 11.40

    Supporters

    70

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 4, 2017

    • Mark Osikoya

      Mark Osikoya

      Jul 12, 2017

      Really sorry to hear of your loss and hope this helps in a small way to do something positive in his memory

      £30.00

    • Gary Linke

      Gary Linke

      Jul 11, 2017

      Pleased I could help in some way to preserve Louie's memory in the community

      £20.00

    • Ursula Alexopoulos

      Ursula Alexopoulos

      Jul 11, 2017

      Although I never met Louie, I've heard lots of stories about his life through his Dad - Ray. It sounds like he was a vibrant, bright boy who brought so much love to his family and community.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 8, 2017

      What lovely thoughtful ways to remembers Louie - thank you for setting this up and giving us a way to do something positive in his memory. x

      £20.00

    • Darren Kis

      Darren Kis

      Jun 28, 2017

      Very old friend of 'Jammy' (Ray) here from Brighton. So sorry to hear of your loss but so glad I can be of some help. Warmest regardsDarren

      £30.00

    • Reid Family

      Reid Family

      Jun 28, 2017

      Ray is an old friend and it hurts to hear of this tragedy. Louie should have a permanent memorial and although we never met him it's obvious how much he was loved.

      £30.00

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