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Closed 13/12/2016

raised of £1,500 target by 113 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,340 to Provide a memorial for Bonheur and Stella

    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

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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.



    • Lesa Bales5 years ago
      Lesa Bales

      Lesa Bales

      5 years ago

      Dear everyone. The families have now chosen their stones and I am receiving a bill from Gildencraft Stonemasons of initially £1,000. In order to settle the account I need to close the Crowdfunding page. Please be assured every remaining penny will be safely looked after and I will make sure that proof of any disbursements are advised to the EDP as hopefully they will do a story update. The remaining funds will of course be donated to a suitable charity, hopefully one that can support similar families. Thank you ALL. MERRY CHRISTMAS my friends x

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    • Lesa Bales5 years ago
      Lesa Bales

      Lesa Bales

      5 years ago

      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 Bales5 years ago
      Lesa Bales

      Lesa Bales

      5 years ago

      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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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/13/2016 17.34



    • Caitlin Kemp

      Caitlin Kemp

      Nov 29, 2016

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

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      Sewell Park Academy

      Nov 16, 2016

      Money raised by students at Sewell Park Academy.


    • Anonymous


      Nov 9, 2016

      God bless you all


    • Tim and Maggie Cawkwell

      Tim and Maggie Cawkwell

      Nov 7, 2016


    • Stella and Phil

      Stella and Phil

      Nov 6, 2016

      in sympathy


    • Anonymous


      Nov 3, 2016

      Donated on behalf of a talented and humane man with a big heart


    • Lesa Bales

      Lesa Bales

      Nov 2, 2016

      Donation from Sarah, thank you x


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