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    Weʼve raised £4,560 to Support the family of 16 year old Maisie Cousin-Stirk through their devastating loss ❤️

    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 21st July 2017

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    Story

    On the evening of June 19th 2017 we found out that my cousin, 16 year old Maisie Cousin-Stirk, was missing. By the following morning she was found, but sadly she had taken her own life. Even in such a short amount of time, we as a family have received so much support. Many people are asking what they can do to help, and we have had some offers of donations from people wanting to make a contribution. I have therefore set up this page, so that anyone who would like to make a donation, can do so in one safe place.

    As this is still so fresh and emotions are so high at this time, plans of exactly how we will proceed with things have not yet been made, and we have no idea how much everything is going to cost. But any money kindly donated will likely be used to help fund the send off Maisie deserves, or to create a memorial garden for Maisie, so her family and friends always have somewhere special and peaceful to go and reconnect with her.

    We can't thank everyone enough for the support we have received so far. I know Maisie's mum, dad and siblings especially are overwhelmed with the outpouring of sympathy and grief shared throughout the community and beyond. Maisie truly was a special girl, and we are now seeing even more how much she meant to so many people. The stories of how everyone will remember her as the kind, smiling, cheeky, bright girl we all knew and loved are heartwarming and of some comfort at this devastating time. This angel is working her magic already, bringing other people together, and giving people who are struggling a renewed determination to fight. This is Maisie's legacy ❤️

    I will leave it at this for now, as there really isn't much more to say at this time, other than to thank everybody again for the support offered so far, and that which is still pouring in.

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    • Laura Williams2 years ago
      Laura Williams

      Laura Williams

      2 years ago

      I would just like to say thank you once again to those who have donated and sent their condolences to the family. There are a couple of ideas in the pipeline of ways to help others using the money raised. Lapel badges using a design found in Maisie's room being one (these are currently being made). They say "help me", and when turned around "I'm fine". These are intended as a subtle way for people to seek and offer support when needed. A charity in Maisie's name is also in discussion. These funds are hopefully going to help so many more people

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    • Laura Williams2 years ago
      Laura Williams

      Laura Williams

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much for all donations and messages. As a page set up at the request of the community, who wanted to honour Maisie while maintaining respect for her family as they grieve, we are truly overwhelmed. The money raised is more than enough to add special touches on behalf of the community, and to create a truly beautiful garden to honour Maisie's memory. To further honour Maisie, remaining donations will be sent to relevant charities. This is what Maisie would want, in continuation of the care and compassion that defined her life ❤️

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    Page last updated on: 7/12/2017 06.10

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    231

    • Nicolette Taylor

      Nicolette Taylor

      Jul 12, 2017

      So sorry Helen for the loss of your lovely daughter Maisie words cannot express the feelings of such a heartbreaking tragic loss of life. we are sending you love and hugs; our hearts are with you xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 9, 2017

    • Sheilagh Walters

      Sheilagh Walters

      Jul 6, 2017

      May memories of Maisie live on and give you comfort. Thinking of you all, Eddie and Sheilagh xxx

      £100.00

    • Bedazzled

      Bedazzled

      Jul 3, 2017

      💜

      £66.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 1, 2017

      £10.00

    • Melanie Horton

      Melanie Horton

      Jul 1, 2017

      There are no words that I can say but we are all thinking of you x

    • Laura Morant

      Laura Morant

      Jun 30, 2017

      I miss Maisie every minute of every day 💕. With love to you all from all of us x

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