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£6,670raised of £6,670 target by 220 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,670 to Purchase a Giraffe from the Worcester Stands Tall Live Auction in memory of Rev Canon Matthew Baynes to be homed at Kempsey Primary School

    Funded on Friday, 16th November 2018

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    Girafficus is going to Kempsey!

    We would just like to say thank you again to all you incredible people for donating £6630! to purchase Girafficus. We are hoping to take delivery some time next week and bring he back to his new forever home at Kempsey Primary School.

    Over the last few weeks it's really been a team effort and I would like to mention a few people who without their help this couldn't of been possible! Thank you to Becky Wheeler who came up with this fabulous idea in the first place, to Lisa Stevens who did an amazing job behind the scenes contacting every local business and facebook group around! a massive thank you to Ann Larkin who also spend hours on social media and delivering flyers in and around Kempsey. A special thank you to Jade Hudspith who organised us all and has been an amazing support to all the team and myself especially at the Auction stopping us getting carried away and spending too much money!!

    We are truly overwhelmed with the donations and support everyone has offered and how everyone has really got behind the campaign, it was amazing at the auction how many of the staff at St Richards and other bidders, artist and visitors on the night had heard our story and it's just so exciting to be welcoming our new Giraffe to Kempsey.

    Our newest edition to Kempsey primary is going to take pride of place and we are thoroughly delighted with our Giraffe and we have a new Warrior in fitting tribute and in loving memory of Rev Baynes who was a real Warrior.

    Thank you all so very much



    • Tracey Were10 months ago
      Tracey Were

      Tracey Were

      10 months ago

      Girafficus has been safely delivered to St Giles Church in Bredon, a huge thank you to Warrens Removals for delivering him for us free of charge. He will stay at the Church over the weekend before making his final journey to Kempsey Primary School!

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    • Tracey Were11 months ago
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      Tracey Were

      11 months ago

      We are delighted to have purchased Girafficus tonight at the auction! Thank you so much to everyone who has made this possible and we can't wait to give him his forever home xxx

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    • Tracey Were1 year ago
      Tracey Were

      Tracey Were

      1 year ago

      We can't believe we have hit our target already, it's really amazing and thank you to everyone who has donated, we are going to continue to collect as many donations as possible to make sure we give a Giraffe a new home at Kempsey Primary School. Keep everything crossed for us on Thursday night!

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    • Ken & Christine Magowan

      Ken & Christine Magowan

      Oct 13, 2018

      In loving memory of Matthew who was such a warm, generous and compassionate friend. He shone as a beacon in our community - a giraffe is such a fitting tribute.


    • Ailsa Gall

      Ailsa Gall

      Oct 13, 2018

      Only just heard; I’m so sorry for your loss Bryony and family. My children Lance and Helena were at Ashton first school and always enjoyed Mr Baynes’s visits. A smashing fellow! He’ll be sadly missed.


    • Kerry & Lucy Brimblecombe

      Kerry & Lucy Brimblecombe

      Oct 11, 2018

      What a lovely thing to do. We never met Rev Baynes but he sounded like a lovely man. Lucy works with Bronwen so we thought we would try and help out as best we can.


    • Les Beswick

      Les Beswick

      Oct 11, 2018

      In memory of my mum Doreen Beswick


    • Dave


      Oct 11, 2018

      From Elsie (next door to school)


    • Fiona Munt-Whittle

      Fiona Munt-Whittle

      Oct 11, 2018

      With affection from AQUATOTS


    • Anonymous


      Oct 11, 2018

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