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Weʼre raising £2,000 to create a memorial for Lauren Machin

Cambridge, UK

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This page has been set up in memory of Lauren Machin. Not only was she a colleague, but she was a good friend to many of us. Lauren had struggled with her mental health for several years, and on the 4th April 2018, she ended her life. She never shied away from talking about her mental health, as well as mental health in general, and was a great advocate for breaking the stigma surrounding it. As part of this, she would always endeavour to help if ever she thought anyone was struggling. It is impossible to find a bad word to say about Lauren, she made such an impact on our lives that we want to commemorate her in the best way that we can.

With the money we raise through this page, we would like to create a memorial for Lauren at Wood Green, The Animals Charity, near Godmanchester. Although Lauren loved all animals, one of her favourite places here was with the ferrets. We, as her friends and colleagues, have chosen to commemorate her within the ferret area at Wood Green. We plan on having a multi-coloured recycled plastic bench and two wooden chairs, which we will paint in the crazy colours she’d dyed her hair!

If we have any money left over from this, it will be split equally between Samaritans and Mind, in the hope that these two charities are able to help more people struggling with mental health problems.

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  • Sally Richards1 month ago
    Sally Richards

    Sally Richards

    1 month ago

    This page has now been up for one week and we’ve already smashed the target. We just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has shared and especially to everyone that has been generous enough to donate. It means so much to us! Seeing as we’ve got so far already, we have decided to increase the total to £2000 to raise as much as we possibly can for our chosen charities. Please continue to share and spread the word :)

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Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 11:08 AM



  • Anonymous


    Aug 9, 2018

  • Helen Walker

    Helen Walker

    Aug 9, 2018

    A lovely idea for a very special person. She is missed. x


  • Natalie Lawrence

    Natalie Lawrence

    Aug 7, 2018

    Every time I change my hair colour I think about Lauren and the little chats we had about our crazy hair colours. She was a wonderful person and may her memory live on :)


  • Corrine and Mark

    Corrine and Mark

    Aug 2, 2018

    You will always be remembered Lauren. You had the kindest heart x


  • Maintenance team at Wood Green

    Maintenance team at Wood Green

    Aug 1, 2018


  • Kerry + Louise

    Kerry + Louise

    Jul 30, 2018


  • Matt B

    Matt B

    Jul 27, 2018

    Hope she lives on in all our hearts.


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