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Weʼre raising £3,000 to Give Max a better future. He is 14 and he lost his Dad Julius, suddenly, just before Christmas. The fund will ensure that Max has a legacy.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Max is a typical 14 year old boy. He loves gaming, sleeping and "being different". He is a delightful boy who engages everyone he meets with his humour and originality. He lives with his mother and two young siblings in Copenhagen.

Just before Christmas, on Thursday December 21st, his life was turned upside down by the sudden, unexpected death of his father, Julius Nielsen from a blood clot in his heart. His father was a clown, magician, juggler and moped enthusiast. He loved Max more than anything and he was loved by many, many people for his gentle way, generosity and kindness.

Julius was my partner. In life, on the stage and I am Max's "other" mother. I loved Max before I even met him. His father talked about him constantly and when I actually met him he had me. I love being with him, the three of us have had some wonderful times together and I am so grateful I am part of his life.

His father lived the life of an artist, with no financial security and has left no legacy apart from his skills, props and memories. Max will have to make his own path. He may follow in his father's footsteps but he may not!

I am setting up a fund for Max which I will be paying into monthly (others can make a contribution too if they wish) which will give him financial security for his future later in life. This fundraiser is aimed at giving the fund an initial boost and to pay for one special thing:

Some of the money raised will be used to pay for a small commemorative grave stone which Max will help design. A place for him to visit his father, which will be located within walking distance of his home. The remainder will go in the fund.

Please write memories you have of Julius (he was also known as Allan) and send me photos to caroline@bubblymaths.co.uk - I will be compiling into a magazine which you will be able to obtain a copy of when it is printed. I will be creating a commemorative postcard of him as well.

You can join Julius' Facebook group and add pictures and stories there for Max to remember him by.

Here is Max's father.

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  • Caroline Ainslie4 months ago
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    4 months ago
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  • Caroline Ainslie7 months ago
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    Caroline Ainslie

    7 months ago

    We're nearly at £1000. 1/3 the way there. Thank you for so much generous support in donations and sharing. Today we bury Julius' ashes. A hard day for those of us left behind. Not everyone can make it to the burial but we will be holding memorial events in U.K. and Denmark throughout the year so that all those that wish to pay tribute to him will get a chance.

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  • Caroline Ainslie7 months ago
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    Caroline Ainslie

    7 months ago

    We are over £800!! Thank you SO much everyone! We had his funeral last week, which was a very special occasion and I have been a little shell shocked but I will be be sending you all personal messages and we will be including all the messages in a keepsake for Max. I will be giving the fund raiser another push in a couple of weeks, as we have enough for a gravestone for Max to visit but no excess to start up a financial legacy for him. Please continue to share, each share makes a huge difference. Caroline

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Page last updated on: 5/4/2018 1:15 PM

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26

  • Wendy Ann Gibson

    Wendy Ann Gibson

    Feb 21, 2018

    Love you lots Wendy

    £25.00

  • Greg S

    Greg S

    Feb 4, 2018

    £10.00

  • Maria da Cunha

    Maria da Cunha

    Jan 31, 2018

    I only met Julius once but was captivated by his thoughtful kindness.

    £50.00

  • Matthew Indge

    Matthew Indge

    Jan 18, 2018

    £30.00

  • Annette Cronin

    Annette Cronin

    Jan 18, 2018

    Love you! Take care xxxxx

    £30.00

  • Wendy Ann Gibson

    Wendy Ann Gibson

    Jan 17, 2018

    Julius was a lovely kind gentle giant that completed Caroline. Max will too have lovely memories of his dad so hope that more is raised to help him X

    £20.00

  • Anne Kohler

    Anne Kohler

    Jan 17, 2018

    Hi Caroline,So very sorry for your loss. Love you my friend!Love XXOO Anne

    £30.00

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Caroline Ainslie

Caroline Ainslie

Copenhagen, Denmark

I am a playful, loving woman. I am passionate about my family, friends, travel, making soap bubbles, balloon art AND making maths fun. My mission is that every child should love learning and enjoy mathematics. I have performed all over the world since 2005 except Australia.....

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