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    Weʼve raised £40,700 to support Jon Underwood's children following his death

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 28th July 2017

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    Jon Underwood, the founder of Death Cafe, died suddenly on Tuesday 27th June from Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia. He was 44.

    A Death Cafe is a pop up event where people come together and talk about death over tea and cake. Jon started the Death Café from his front room in Hackney in September 2011. Since then, almost 5000 Death Cafes have been held in over 50 countries in diverse locations including festivals, local cafes, front rooms, farms, schools and universities, hospitals and hospices. Death Café has received unprecedented global press coverage including the front page of the New York Times.

    Since 2011, Jon funded his Death Cafe work entirely through his own personal savings and small freelance projects and had recently begun trying to fundraise very actively so he could pay his bills.

    Jon was a source of invaluable advice, support and encouragement to everyone in the fields of death and dying, always generous with himself and his resources. He was one of the good guys - the most genuine, well intentioned, humble, kind hearted and gentle person, both professionally and personally.

    We'd love to support Jon's young children, Frank and Gina, and have set up a JustGiving page in his memory. We hope his friends, the death and dying community and all those his life touched will show their gratitude for everything he has given them. Donations will go directly to supporting his family following his death.

    All donations will be used for the following:
    1. Allowing Donna to reduce her hours at work to spend more time with the children
    2. Mortgage
    3. Bills
    4. Jon's children's' future education

    This Justgiving page is being managed by Jon's friends at the Good Funeral Guide.




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    • Susan Morris (Natural Death Centre)

      Susan Morris (Natural Death Centre)

      Jul 28, 2017


    • Allistair Anderson

      Allistair Anderson

      Jul 28, 2017


    • Jude Holland

      Jude Holland

      Jul 28, 2017

      With sympathy. Being suddenly, prematurely widowed when there should have been so much ahead is hard going.


    • Amanda Blainey

      Amanda Blainey

      Jul 28, 2017

      Im so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful for all Jon's work regarding death cafe, what an amazing man and spirit x


    • Wendy Kurchak

      Wendy Kurchak

      Jul 27, 2017

      Thank you for facilitating this gift to Jon"s family.Wendy KurchakCalgary"s first Death Cafe Host


    • Anonymous


      Jul 27, 2017

      Such a truly gentle and generous man. Really sad for his wife and his children. Thank you for the chance to donate.

    • Keiko Okawa

      Keiko Okawa

      Jul 27, 2017

      I still remember well when Jon spoke to me about the idea of Death Cafe in June 2011. He was truly inspirational. My deepest condolences to his family.


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