£2,340raised of £1,500 target by 113 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to Provide a memorial for Bonheur and Stella

Norwich, United Kingdom
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On August 12th 2015, a local Norwich family were enjoying a day out at Whitlingham Broad which sadly turned to tragedy. Bonheur Musungay, aged 14 got in trouble in the water and his cousin Stella Kambi, heroically tried to save him however, sadly they both drowned. The Inquest has found their deaths to be accidental, however have criticised vandals who destroyed signage warning of water danger.

These two beautiful children are at rest, side by side in a cemetery in Thorpe St Andrew. The family have no funds available to pay for memorial stones to mark their final resting places.

Please help me try to raise the funds needed to give these children the memorials they deserve, as a parent, my heart goes out to their families as they try to pick up the pieces of their lives after this heart breaking tragedy.

Please, help me, every penny will count.

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  • Lesa Bales

    Lesa Bales

    6 days ago

    Lesa Bales

    Dear supporters. Just to give you an update. The families are in the process of choosing the memorials and discussions are taking place with the Vicar of the churchyard to ensure everything is in order. The funds are being held on the page until bills have to be paid and of course any residue will be donated to an appropriate registered charity, hopefully one which will help other families in a similar situation. Thank you again for your kindness and support, wishing you all good health and happiness always. With affection. Lesa x

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  • Lesa Bales

    Lesa Bales

    a month ago

    Lesa Bales

    Well what can I say. You all have been incredibly kind and so generous. The families are overwhelmed at the support from the Community. I myself am deeply touched by your response. As soon as the money is handed over to the Stonemasons I will of course provide you with proof. My heartfelt thanks to you all to help make the dream of a lasting memorial to Stella and Bonheur a reality. Xx

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  • Lesa Bales

    Lesa Bales

    a month ago

    Lesa Bales

    I can't believe it! We've done it!!! Thank you ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!! I'm speechless. For everyone I have been unable to contact personally, thank you thank you thank you!!!! Bless you all for coming together to make this happen!! I will keep you posted once the families have chosen the stones. We have been lucky enough to have Dr Stephen L'Normand and his colleagues hand making the stones once they have been chosen. Thank you to Colin & the team at the Guild of St Stephen and St George. Also, massive thanks to Dominic Gilbert @ the EDP. XX

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  • Caitlin Kemp

    Caitlin Kemp

    Nov 29, 2016

    Forever in my thoughts, hope you can reach your goal <3

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    Nov 9, 2016

    God bless you all


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