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£17,456
raised of £16,000 target by 244 supporters

    Weʼve raised £17,456 to Help pay for Lawrence ( fluffy bunny!) Graham Leigh's palliative care and funeral arrangements. Please read the update I am about to write.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st August 2016

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    PLEASE SEE NEW UPDATE
    Lawrence has cancer; a real shitty, serious one but there is one big kick ass chance..with our help.

    I've known Lawrence for over 20 years, to many reading this he is a wonderful, kind friend. To 4 year old Christopher he is the best dad in the world and to Mimi, he is her amazing husband. He has always been there for us and for everyone: driving us drunkards home after gigs, carrying our amps, believing in us, never bitching about anything or anyone, except Politics and Damon Albarn. Our Trustworthy, funny, floppy haired hero. He is a legend on the London indie/ punk scene and a bloody hardworking self-employed picture framer, sadly now unable to work.

    Two years ago Lawrence was diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct. It has since spread to his Liver. Chemo has done its job with the Tumor on the bile duct but the tumours on the liver are growing. The last bout of chemo did nothing to stop their growth. But there is a new treatment with a 70% success rate. The NHS told Lawrence he could have it but issues with the drug company mean that Lawrence has to pay the £16 000 shortfall. Lawrence MUST have this treatment. This is the man who brought Green Day to the UK, he dared to call his record label 'Fluffy Bunny', he is Mr Anarchy with a heart the size of Donald Trump's ego! He is a better looking version of Boris Johnson...or was. Our cuddly, floppy haired man is suffering badly the effects of chemo and growing liver tumours. He does not recommend the chemo diet, or the constant pain ( not that he complains! Ever) his beautiful son is not happy with Daddy's lack of luscious locks.

    Please, anyone who knows him ( or doesn't ) he really needs us. Our love, our positive vibes but mostly, in the short term, our cold, hard cash. Mimi needs her husband, Christopher needs his Dad, we all need our friend and the world needs a good guy. Anything you can give, big or small is welcome and please pass on to everyone you know.

    Julie Kooga X

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    • julie tweddle5 years ago
      julie tweddle

      julie tweddle

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      I know many of you have now heard the sad news. Lawrence passed away last night surrounded by friends and family. The room was so full of love and admiration that he must have felt like a true rockstar.Although he was more a lover of music, I've heard him sing, there won't be an invite to the Angel choir. Thank you so much for all the hope and support you gave to Lawrence and his family during these final weeks. Lawrence left this world knowing he was truly loved. Lawrence, I will miss you each and every day. Heartbroken X

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    • julie tweddle5 years ago
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      julie tweddle

      5 years ago

      I have spoken with Lawrence nearly everyday - I'd swear the man's a saint if I didn't know all the bad S***!! Even now, no complaints. For Christopher's sake he wants this time to be happy and filled with love. So I promise, Lawrence, we will try our best not to cry on you but we are a little selfish and can't imagine our world without you. There is a black leather biker jacket up there with your name on it! Mimi will be incredibly displeased! Lawrence and his family thank you all so much. The love and hope you are all giving is wonderful. X

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    • julie tweddle5 years ago
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      julie tweddle

      5 years ago

      These are the most difficult words I have ever had to write. I'd already mentioned Lawrence had a shitty cancer, I'd like to add the F word in capital letters to that statement. Lawrence's cancer has advanced to a point where he can no longer have the treatment we had so hoped he could have. Our thoughts are with Lawrence and his family. Regarding the money raised- we were hoping it could now go towards Lawrence's palliative care and his funeral arrangements. Anyone who would like their money refunded please email me. 500 words!!!See next post

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    • julie tweddle5 years ago
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      julie tweddle

      5 years ago

      Almost £12 000!!! Thank you so much to the very kind people of Ealing and Greenford, to the punks and the rockers,the Greenday fans and Art master Customers, friends and family. Lawrence is feeling overwhelmed and moved by your kindness and warm wishes. Xxxxx

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    244

    • Karen Maxfield

      Karen Maxfield

      Aug 26, 2016

      Lawrence - I have very fond memories of scaling the fence at Glasto with you and three of us squashed in a 2-man tent! So many great memories from that time that have you in them. Much love, Karen xx

      £50.00

    • Kate Greenslade

      Kate Greenslade

      Aug 26, 2016

      Lawrence, you are such an amazing person. Cancer is truly a bastard! Sending you lots of love. Kate xxx

      £150.00

    • Pete Cole

      Pete Cole

      Aug 25, 2016

      sending love and respect

      £5.00

    • Caroline Wood

      Caroline Wood

      Aug 25, 2016

      All my love Lawrence xxx

      £30.00

    • Dennis

      Dennis

      Aug 25, 2016

      Lawrence you are a great framer and an inspiration, you encouraged me to join a camera club which I very much appreciate. Hope to see you back at work.

      £30.00

    • Amanda (EHHPS)

      Amanda (EHHPS)

      Aug 25, 2016

      Wishing you all the very best Lawrence 😘

      £50.00

    • Lorraine and Gary (Watts)

      Lorraine and Gary (Watts)

      Aug 25, 2016

      Sending Hope and Love.xxxx

      £30.00

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    London, United Kingdom

    I used to be very rock'n'roll - in bands Frisky and Koogaphone. Lack of sleep and being surrounded by noisy, crazy musicians was great training for becoming a mother to gorgeous Gracie and Carter! I also teach a bit and am training to become a psychotherapist

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