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£2,398raised of £2,000 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,398 to honour Nicolas Chagrin's incredible life with a memorial and celebration.

    Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017

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    Nicolas was a truly unique person with a true and loving heart. He had amazing ability to be completely present in the given moment, and it was his greatest gift.

    We will feel his loving presence with us forever.

    His was most the extraordinary life. The kind of life that you'd expect from someone with such magnetism and a true passion for creative expression.

    His enthusiasm and eternal warmth were contagious to all around him.

    A few family, friends and colleagues have asked us how it would be possible to support us so we've created this page.

    Nicolas wanted a natural burial.

    He loved the idea of returning to nature and being laid to rest in a woodland.

    So we are planting a Silver Birch at Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground, a beautiful woodland in Dorset, close to our home.

    The Silver Birch tree is a symbol of new beginnings, and hope. We think he would have liked that.

    Everyone would be welcome to visit the woodland, at anytime of year, to enjoy the beautiful views there.

    It is even possible to camp in the nearby field in the summer.

    Following the ceremony at Ham Down, we will have a warm gathering of friends and family to celebrate Nicolas' vibrant life at Springhead Trust.

    Thank you for your support,

    Teruko, Tom, Silva, Natalya, Alyusha & Renata x

    “ I pass forth into the light,

    I find myself beneath a weeping Birch

    (most beautiful of forest trees,

    The Lady of the woods)"

    From The Lover’s Resolution, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Photo and website: Hamdown Woodland Burial Ground

    Photo and website: Springhead Trust



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      1 year ago

      Dear friends and family, We can't thank you enough for all your generous contributions, love, kindness and support towards an extraordinary day celebrating Nicolas' life. What a wonderful day it was, full of joy, laughter, tears and many stories! Love from, Teruko, Tom, Silva, Natalya, Alyusha and Renata x

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    • Lelie Hosenie

      Lelie Hosenie

      Sep 18, 2017

      Sending lots of Love and prayers to you and your family.Leilie xx


    • Margot Hayhoe

      Margot Hayhoe

      Sep 16, 2017

      Such a beautiful person, Nicolas will be sadly missed. With much love to all his family. An old school friend

    • Johannes Missall

      Johannes Missall

      Sep 14, 2017

      Thank you Alyusha for connecting us all and allowing us to share some of our feelings and thoughts in memory of Nicolas. Warmest wishes to you and the whole family. Johannes


    • Japanese Friends

      Japanese Friends

      Sep 13, 2017

      Mr. Chagrin... a truly lovely gentleman. We shall miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with you, Teruko-san and all your family. Much love xxxxxxxxx

    • David Grierson

      David Grierson

      Sep 13, 2017

      A great guy. he will be much missed.

    • Martin Cochrane

      Martin Cochrane

      Sep 12, 2017

      A dear and wonderful man. A member of our Men's Group from the start 34 years ago!He danced his way through my life. A rare combination of 'old soul' and childlike innocence. I loved him hugely.


    • David Zucker

      David Zucker

      Sep 11, 2017

      Lots of love to you, Nicolas, and your family!


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