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£1,030
raised of £750 target by 44 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,030 to Raise money for Mind and Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS)

    Bedford
    Funded on Monday, 30th November 2020

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    Story

    2020 has been a year where issues surrounding mental health have really come to the fore. Isolation, loss of livelihood and social interaction has really put many through the wringer. For some it has been too much and they decide to end it, leaving us all to ask the question " If only we had.....?"

    Our friend and fellow aircraft and scale model enthusiast Chris Price sadly took his own life in July, leaving a partner, Nayomi and two children, Holly aged 7 and George aged 4. He had only just turned 30. Far too young.

    Chris loved airshows, classic aviation and was a skilled and keen aircraft modeller . He was part of our Bedford & District Scale Model Club for a number of years. He had not attended too many meetings recently but was part of our active Facebook Group.

    Some of us at Bedford Club have decided to put our own skills to the test in his memory and produce something that he might have created himself while recognising the importance of both mental health and the well-being of those who are left after tragic events like this happen.

    Five of us have given ourselves until November 5th to build a Battle of Britain scale Model diorama-fitting as it is 80th anniversary year-but add a personal touch. We will be creating an airfield with three Spitfires on takeoff, individually marked with the family's initials as code letters with ground crew figures, two vehicles and a Hurricane undergoing maintenance. Scale is 1/72. One inch to six feet. We will try and keep this page updated with build progress as we go. We'll also be posting on our own Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/groups/468208923333476/?fref=ts

    We are aiming to finish on November 5th-about a week after the actual Battle finished.

    We want to raise as much as possible for two excellent charities-Mind-who are very much in demand right now - and Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS) who have been instrumental in helping Nayomi and the children get through it all and continue to do so. So please give as much as you can. Share our link as far as you can. And if you are feeling down, talk to someone.

    We are aiming to finish taking donations on November 30th-just before Christmas hits us. If we can breach the very modest target of £500 it might just put a smile on Nayomi and the kids' faces.

    Thanks again for reading this. And for donating

    30/10/20.

    We've added more build pictures of work in progress on one of the Spitfires, the RAF figures and the RAF ambulance. More to follow as we go. £105 donated so far. Many thanks. Keep it rolling in.

    31/10/20

    Progress being made on the Hurricane model which is part of the diorama.

    1/11/20

    Underside of one of the Spitfires under construction. This is based on an actual Spitfire which took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk. It will have special markings CP-P in memory of Chris. Note the blur effect propeller.

    And now the camouflage is on.

    2/11/20

    Two more Spitfires are making progress

    6/11/20

    Markings now on one Spitfire (CP-P). Two other Spitfires (H & G) are on the finishing line

    8/11/20

    Spitfire CP-P is now complete. And so are the airfield vehicles

    12/11/20.

    Final build update. The diorama is now complete and here are the images.

    Builders as follows:

    Diorama base-Tony Clayton (also supplied some extra vehicles)

    Bedford QL refueller and ambulance-Richard Page

    Spitfires 'H' and 'G'-Steve Woodward

    Hurricane 'N'-Steve Rickwood

    Blur effect propellers on Spitfires-Tom Ward

    RAF ground crew figures and Spitfire 'CP-P'-Mark Peacock

    24/11/20

    A week to go and only £130 short of the £1000!

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    • Mark Peacock1 month ago
      Mark Peacock

      Mark Peacock

      1 month ago

      Just to let you know that we sent £500 to Mind BLMK and £500 to SOBS last week as a result of your incredible generosity. A big thank you to everyone who donated, whatever the sum, and to those who shared our progress. And to our skilful build team. Let's just hope that our contribution will help prevent another tragedy out there. Season's greetings to you all.

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    • Mark Peacock1 month ago
      Mark Peacock

      Mark Peacock

      1 month ago

      Just to let you know that we sent £500 to Mind BLMK and £500 to SOBS last week as a result of your incredible generosity. A big thank you to everyone who donated, whatever the sum, and to those who shared our progress. And to our skilful build team. Let's just hope that our contribution will help prevent another tragedy out there. Season's greetings to you all.

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    • Mark Peacock2 months ago
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      Mark Peacock

      2 months ago

      The model diorama is now complete! Still open for donations until November 30th.

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    Supporters

    44

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2020

      £30.00

    • Justin

      Justin

      Nov 28, 2020

      Good work.

      £125.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 24, 2020

    • Damon Blakey, Bullerwell & Co

      Damon Blakey, Bullerwell & Co

      Nov 24, 2020

      Mark happy to support you in any way we can with this.

      £40.00

    • Stacy Reeve

      Stacy Reeve

      Nov 24, 2020

      Very important charities, great what you are all doing.

      £10.00

    • Denise R.

      Denise R.

      Nov 19, 2020

      £10.00

    • Pete

      Pete

      Nov 18, 2020

      Far to young from someone twice as old.This world can be a cruel place yet produce so many acts of kindness.

      £10.00

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    Mark Peacock

    Mark Peacock

    Bedford

    Age 65. Book publisher. Avid aviation enthusiast and scale modeller.

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