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£31,512raised of £30,000 target by 49 supporters

    Weʼve raised £31,512 to impact Paul Dooney’s children’s life as a lasting legacy.

    London, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st July 2019

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    Story

    If you're reading this, you played a part in Paul's life. Thank you.

    Paul was a gentle man of integrity who adored his wife and five children. He was a loyal friend who was generous with his time; practically and relationally. He was a good listener who offered wisdom, a unique perspective and time to give practical help - he was great at DIY. Paul loved his friends, work and colleagues. He was passionate about music, art, skiing, diving, fashion, playing piano and beautiful items like diamonds.

    From their home country New Zealand, where Paul and Abi were married 21 years ago, the couple travelled so Paul could pursue his dream work. Paul and Abi have lived in England, Israel, Belgium and Botswana. Their children - Asher, Aliyah, Ezra, Noah and Zachary - have been born and later, homeschooled, in different countries. The family has now moved back to England and would like to thank their friends, family and extended church community for all the love, prayers, help and support over this past year.

    "Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion he understood. When all I had to offer him was brokenness and strife - He made something beautiful out of my life..."

    Paul was at home, holding Abi's hand and listening to his favourite song when he passed away peacefully on Thursday 14 June 2018 at 4.12pm, a year after a cancer diagnosis. He was 45 when he died and leaves behind his wife Abi and their children: Asher, Aliyah, Ezra, Noah and Zachary. His dear mother Ardell is in an Alzheimer's care home in New Zealand and Paul decided she should remain blissfully unaware of his diagnosis and subsequent passing.

    Please consider donating to this memorial fund, which we trust will enable Paul's legacy to have a lasting impact on his family's life. The Just Giving format requested a target, but we would be grateful for any amount you might donate, small or big (eg. instead of sending flowers). It was Paul’s great desire for his children to excel in music, so the fund will go directly to Abi to be used for their music lessons, further education and enrichment.

    In loving memory of our dear friend, Paul Dooney.

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    • Jane Ralston1 year ago
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      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      I've been crying again this morning. But it's a good sort of crying this time. Anonymous donors: you are blowing us away with your incredible generosity! Thank You! And also WOWOWOW and Praise God! THANK YOU EVERY ONE! Together, we have created a powerful legacy fund! As Just Giving requested a target, I wrote down £30,000 on 16 June.... Today, 24 days later, we're at £30,740! Perhaps, instead, I should have gone with my first inclination to consider five lots of uni fees and written £120,000.....hee hee (The page remains open for giving! :)

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    • Jane Ralston1 year ago
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      Jane Ralston

      1 year ago

      "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

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    • Jane Ralston1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Last weekend, we celebrated Paul's life with an informal gathering of friends and family in a forest glade. There were tributes and tears and laughter. On a walk around the lake, we shared memories of our friend. The kids climbed trees, played frisbee and even discovered tiny frogs. As we picnicked on blankets, we laughed when Abi reminded us "Paul would have hated this!" He was never one for picnics. But what he would have loved was spending time with his friends and family.

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    49

    • Alex

      Alex

      Oct 26, 2018

      With best wishes and love to the family. Worked with Paul at De Beers, a great man. Alex and Tim Marshall

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 1, 2018

    • Helen Molesworth

      Helen Molesworth

      Aug 8, 2018

      Paul was a dear friend to me, and taught me a lot about life and people. He adored his family beyond words, and through him I felt as if I had met you all. Much love to all the family, Helen xx

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 1, 2018

      £10.00

    • Clare

      Clare

      Jul 14, 2018

      Much love to you Abi and family - our thoughts and prayers are always with you. xx

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 13, 2018

      Paul was a wonderful human being.May his soul rest in peace.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 12, 2018

      £10.00

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    Jane Ralston

    Jane Ralston

    London, UK

    I am Paul Dooney's sister-in-law. My husband Patric and I have arranged with Paul's wife Abi to create this legacy fund for Asher, Aliyah, Ezra, Noah and Zac. With love.

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