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£897
raised of £600 target by 53 supporters

    Weʼve raised £897 to fund a memorial and a donation to commemorate the life of our beloved Olive Cooke.

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 26th April 2017

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    Its coming up to 2 years since we tragically lost Olive Cooke. We as a family, want to create a lasting memorial to remember our Mother, Nan, and Great-Nan... or 'Big-Nanny' as her Great Granddaughter calls her!

    Olive touched the lives of so many with her tireless fundraising, her stories, humour and determination.

    Many people were moved by Olives story. We are providing a memorial bench which will be a place for anyone who wishes to pay their respects and wants to remember her. This bench will be placed in the lovely gardens of The Bristol Cathedral. Olive was well known to many at the Cathedral as a familiar face selling poppies to mark VE-Day.

    Any money received in excess of the cost of the bench will be split three ways between these 3 charities-

    Amnesty International : One of Olive's favourite charities. She took a keen interest in all humanitarian issues, not just in our country but internationally.

    Age UK : A wonderful charity that looks after our aging population, providing everything from welfare advice to companionship for those in need. Olive would visit elder friends less able bodied than herself and help however she could.

    The Royal British Legion : After her Father served in WW1 and then her first husband was tragically killed in WW2, Olive vowed to sell poppies which she did for more than 70 years, come rain or shine and throughout the season. The British Legion remembers and supports Service-people and their families and is a charity that was very close to her heart.

    Thank you reading this and if you would like to donate any small amount it would be gratefully received

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    • Jessica Dunne5 years ago
      Jessica Dunne

      Jessica Dunne

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hello! Thanks so much for helping us raise this money. I am in the process of ordering the bench and withdrawing the rest of the funds to donate to Nans favourite charities. I have been touched by your kindness and I also send love to you. We have all lost someone we love and their memory will forever be in our hearts. Kind regards, Jess

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    • Jessica Dunne5 years ago
      Jessica Dunne

      Jessica Dunne

      5 years ago

      Hello! I am over the moon that we have received our target and we can purchase a good quality bench for Olive and there will be a bit extra for her favourite charities. I know that would have made her very happy indeed. Thanks for being so kind and generous

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    • Jessica Dunne5 years ago
      Jessica Dunne

      Jessica Dunne

      5 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words and generous donations. It means so much.

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/23/2017 00.35

    Supporters

    53

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 23, 2017

      Bless you for doing this for your lovely nan

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 22, 2017

    • Joel Voysey

      Joel Voysey

      Apr 21, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 21, 2017

    • Hilary Nathan

      Hilary Nathan

      Apr 21, 2017

      In memoriam

      £10.00

    • Mandy Johnson

      Mandy Johnson

      Apr 21, 2017

      On behalf of all the charities that she did so much for I feel honoured to be giving the opportunity to remember this remarkable woman

      £20.00

    • David Burgess

      David Burgess

      Apr 20, 2017

      A lovely way to remember a remarkable woman.

      £20.00

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    Jessica Dunne

    Jessica Dunne

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Hi I am Jess, I am one of Olive's Granddaughters. I have been a Nurse for 12 years and I now live in East Sussex. As a family we were shook up by Nan's death, the circumstances and media attention that followed. We now would love for her to be remembered in a peaceful way

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