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£860raised of £1,000 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund new sensory equipment for The Collett special needs school in Hemel Hempstead

Location
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Time left
25 days to go

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On 19th October 2016, our dear Queenie Rockley passed away after fighting a tough battle with cancer.

She was mother to three children, Kenny, Les and Ray. Kenny, the eldest son, was born mentally handicapped.

Kenny and the rest of the family spent a lot of time at Cell Barnes, an amazing place built to support those with learning difficulties.

Seeing the hard work that was put into making Cell Barnes the amazing place it was, she would sell Christmas and Birthday cards, visit local companies and friends, volunteer at fetes (which the children loved) to help raise money for the hospital.

The money raised helped provide not only care but entertainment for the children.

This never stopped after Kenny passed away. She continued to donate and raise money her entire life.

All she wanted was for children with a tough start in life to smile, have fun and be given a fair chance.

Queenie's granddaughter, Dani, has worked for The Collett School in Hemel Hempstead for many years. The Collett School provides a safe and secure learning environment for children with moderate learning difficulties. This is why, as a family, we want to support their fantastic work in Queenie’s memory.

All the money raised will go to the Friends of Collett who rely on fundraising. They are currently raising money for new sensory equipment, which will not only encourage co-ordination, emotional security & social skills but also entertainment for the children. This is a huge part of their development and we know Queenie would love to help support this fund.

Queenie’s funeral will take place on Thursday 3rd November 2016, rather than giving flowers, we would greatly appreciate any donation which will help children for years to come.

Thank you for reading Queenie's story, all donations are greatly appreciated.

With love from the Rockleys’.

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  • Georgia Rockley

    Georgia Rockley

    a month ago

    Georgia Rockley

    £740 raised in just over 1 week is insane. We are so close to our goal, thank you to everyone for all your support!

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  • Georgia Rockley

    Georgia Rockley

    a month ago

    Georgia Rockley

    Today we said goodbye to the beautiful lady who inspired this fundraiser. I can't believe we've raised so much so far, nan would be well and truly over the moon. Thank you to everyone who came along and to all those who wanted to be there but couldn't. 💜

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  • Georgia Rockley

    Georgia Rockley

    a month ago

    Georgia Rockley

    So grateful for all of the support so far. I can't believe we're almost half way. Thank you to everyone for all of your donations, as some of you may know Queenies funeral is tomorrow and it's amazing so see all the money raised so far in her memory. 💜

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  • Katie McCarron

    Katie McCarron

    Nov 15, 2016

    Hope you Meet your target! :) Love Kate & Dom xx

    £10.00

  • Zoe Chin

    Zoe Chin

    Nov 11, 2016

    Lovely idea for Queenie - sending love to you Rockleys

    £20.00

  • Ryan Rockley

    Ryan Rockley

    Nov 8, 2016

    £50.00

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

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