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£355raised of £500 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £355 to support bereavement counselling for children in memory of 14yr old Lillian Groves killed by a drug driver. Help us to make a difference

    Location
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
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    Funded on Friday, 15th September 2017

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    The Lillian's Law Trust is named after Lillian Groves. Lillian was just 14 year’s old when she was brutally killed outside her family home by a drugged driver in 2010 and on 7th June 2017 she would have been 21.

    We marked this occasion by holding a Fundraising Dinner and Dance in support of bereavement and grief counselling. This was the opportunity to remember Lillian and to recognise the success of Lillian’s Law.

    ​Lillian's Law saw the introduction of road side drug testing on 2nd March 2015. Since then over 35,000 people have been tested and there have been over 11,000 convictions/arrests.

    When we lost Lillian we were so overwhelmed by grief that none of us knew how we could ever carry on. The bereavement counselling we were give was invaluable to us.

    In October 2016 our family were awarded and honoured with a Pride of Britain Special Recognition Award. This was undoubtedly a fitting tribute to Lillian's short life and all those who knew her and have supported us on our journey. We are still continuing on our journey without her in our lives without your help this would be much harder.

    Our chosen charity we will be donating to is

    The Dove Service in Staffordshire who will receive £500
    We also donated £460 to the HEMS London Air Ambulance who provide world class trauma care immediately after injury, both inside and outside the hospital.

    The money we raise will provide counselling sessions, supporting vulnerable children and young people to manage their grief in a positive way.

    Grief will effect us all at some point in our lives. It's not an illness and there is no cure. Your donation no matter how small will make a huge difference in helping others to overcome the pain and suffering grief causes.

    Thank you from The Groves family

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    • Michaela Groves8 months ago
      Michaela Groves

      Michaela Groves

      8 months ago

      Thank you so much for donating to our just giving page. 3 days left until our final Lillian's Law Trust Dinner & Dance this Friday 16th June 17. Everything is ready and those of you coming along to support us are in for a fantastic evening of celebration in Lillian's memory. The more we raise for bereavement the more we can ensure it gets spread far and wide across the UK in helping children and families during a difficult time in their lives. Our world was shattered in an instant, together we can use what we have done to help others

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    • Michaela Groves9 months ago
      Michaela Groves

      Michaela Groves

      9 months ago

      Thank you for donating to our just giving page. Today 7th June is Lillian's 21st birthday. Its a difficult day to mark especially as she had some hopes and dreams of what and how she would celebrate this milestone age with her family and friends. However that was not meant to be. If you knew Lillian then the best birthday wish or present you could give is to donate instead. In her name your donation will help a child or young person through their grief. We can only give Lillian our love and flowers now. HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY

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    • Michaela Groves9 months ago
      Michaela Groves

      Michaela Groves

      9 months ago

      Delighted to have had our first donations to our just giving page. You can help us by sharing our page to your facebook post. Thank you from Natasha and Michaela Groves

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    Supporters

    15

    • Gillian Simons

      Gillian Simons

      Sep 12, 2017

      £20.00

    • Coleen Singh

      Coleen Singh

      Jun 28, 2017

      What an amazing family I am blessed to know, keep shining bright Lils 😘😘😘

      £20.00

    • Liz Rose

      Liz Rose

      Jun 19, 2017

      Sorry I couldn't make Friday and wish I could give more.

      £10.00

    • Amber & Charlie Bennett

      Amber & Charlie Bennett

      Jun 15, 2017

      We are totally inspired by your achievement. 7 years on and you are all still raising the profile of this worthwhile cause while dealing with the grief. See you all tomorrow.Amber & Charliexxx

      £100.00

    • Lisa, Tony & Jake Flint

      Lisa, Tony & Jake Flint

      Jun 13, 2017

      Hi Jackie, great cause and well done for helping to make a difference, keep up the good work!

      £30.00

    • Jan Deans

      Jan Deans

      Jun 10, 2017

      The legislative changes that you managed to bring about in the midst of grief is nothing short of miraculous.A precious life was cut short but the legacy you've left for Lillian burns brightly.

      £50.00

    • The Farrows

      The Farrows

      Jun 9, 2017

      £10.00

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    Michaela Groves

    Michaela Groves

    Croydon, United Kingdom

    Hello we are the Groves family Lillian is the daughter to Gary and Natasha Sister to Rhiannon, Nicholas and Oliver Granddaughter to Peter and Pamela Niece to Trevor and Michaela Cousin to Emily and Megan Together in her memory we set up the Lillian's Law Trust

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