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raised of £300 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £315 to support the children of Shane Gilmer.

    Driffield, England, UK
    Funded on Monday, 22nd October 2018

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    Shane Gilmer was a wonderful young man. He was a genuine person who possessed an infectious laugh and an ability to put others at ease. I only had the pleasure of working with Shane for just over a year but in that time I grew to think of him as a good friend. Through his housing work at East Riding Council, he helped many families gain access to a stable home and provided support for them when they needed it. Over my career I have known very few people that was as liked and respected as he was. Above all Shane was a family man. He talked regularly about his children, how proud he was to be a dad and how excited he was for the future birth of his third child.

    Tragically, on 12 January 2018 Shane and his pregnant girlfriend Laura were attacked in their own home by an intruder. Shane was fatally shot and Laura barely escaped with her life.

    I am running the Great North Run in September in memory of Shane. I will also be raising money to put into a fund for his children's future. His two older girls who knew him as dad and little Ella Faith Gilmer who has been born since his passing.

    Thank you.



    Matt Lewer

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      • Katie Bowman

        Katie Bowman

        Sep 27, 2018

        Sorry it's taken me so long to donate to your page Matt. Huge congratulations for completing the GNR and exceeding your fundraising target for a very worthwhile cause.


      • Elspeth Pooley

        Elspeth Pooley

        Sep 18, 2018

        From my mum’s friend Irene.


      • Helen McEgan

        Helen McEgan

        Sep 9, 2018

        Well done Matt! 🥇


      • Jo and Jonnie Bell

        Jo and Jonnie Bell

        Sep 9, 2018

        Well done Matt x


      • Helena Moss

        Helena Moss

        Sep 9, 2018

        Well done! Hope it went well!! Xx

      • Anonymous


        Sep 9, 2018

        Good lad.


      • Alison Hosgson

        Alison Hosgson

        Sep 9, 2018

        Ha’way Matt, good luck in today’s race. Hope your new job is going well 😁


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      Matt Lewer

      Matt Lewer

      Driffield, England, UK

      I am an overweight, unfit man. I love drinking, playing darts and eating chips. The point I am trying to get over he is, Mo Farah I am not. However, despite these physical limitations, I am determined to pull my sweaty frame around 13 miles in memory of my friend.

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