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    Weʼve raised £5,720 to In rememberance of Kevin Williams and all other victims of PTSD.

    Funded on Thursday, 19th July 2018

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    Kevin Williams sadly took his own life outside his flat in Basildon, Essex in the early hours of Sunday the 18th of March 2018. This is a collection for his family to help with either, funeral costs, getting friends and relatives together on the day or for any charity they see fit to best remember Kevin. During this ordeal, I hope you give generously.

    Kevin was a Rifleman in 1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets and then became a member of 2nd Battalion The Rifles where he was the youngest to deploy on operations in Iraq, turning just eighteen on the day of his deployment. Operation Telic 9 had seen some of the toughest fighting of the war. Since leaving the army Kevin found it hard to adapt to life as a Civilian. Often turning to friends for comfort and reassurance. After finding himself without a place to live, kevin was provided with a contact from the charity 'Combat Stress', where he was diagnosed with PTSD. He was then given a place to live and help with finding a job. While job hunting, Kevin aspired to become a Private Military Contractor (PMC), by doing a Close Protection Course. This gave him the opportunity to use his skills and experiences as a Soldier. Kevin then found a passion for Muay Thai, where he attended various training camps in Thailand and even gained his personal training qualification. On kevins ever pursuit to better himself by gaining more knowledge and skills, he had began work to become an electrician.

    Kevin leaves behind many close friends and family that adored and supported him through his hardships over the years. The news of his death has come at a huge shock to all that knew him.

    RIP

    24/11/1988 - 18/03/2018

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    • Jon Francis9 months ago
      Jon Francis

      Jon Francis

      9 months ago

      Statement from my Battalion 2PWRR: Very sadly the search for former 2 PWRR soldier Danny Johnston ended today when his body was found around noon. Danny was hugely respected by former and current members of the battalion and remembered fondly several years after leaving. A team of 2 PWRR soldiers assisted the search as volunteers. Thoughts from the whole Regimental family are with Danny’s family and friends at this time.

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    • Jon Francis10 months ago
      Jon Francis

      Jon Francis

      10 months ago

      By request of Kevin's family to donate the money to Combat Stress, I will be keeping the page open for more funds untill a later date. Hopefully upcoming events dedicated to veterans with PTSD will help to raise more funds. The concert in Manchester on the 28th will be the first of many more to come. Please keep spreading the word! Your support so far is amazing!

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    • Jon Francis1 year ago
      Jon Francis

      Jon Francis

      1 year ago
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    Page last updated on: 5/31/2018 05.09

    Supporters

    210

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 31, 2018

    • Dan Benson

      Dan Benson

      May 30, 2018

      From me and ash at hollow crown records. We hope we did you proud Monday bro, always in our thoughts. We miss you dearly bro R.I.P

      £522.00

    • Liz & Phil Carter

      Liz & Phil Carter

      May 24, 2018

      So sorry to hear about your friend - glad you’re doing what you can help others.

      £10.00

    • John Sayer

      John Sayer

      May 21, 2018

      Kevin, So very brave.

      £50.00

    • Matthew Fletcher

      Matthew Fletcher

      May 8, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 6, 2018

    • Laura Moreton

      Laura Moreton

      May 4, 2018

      Friends and Colleagues Of Robbin Williams at The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

      £95.00

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