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£1,635raised of £6,000 target by 49 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,635 to repatriate and bring Colin home to Tavistock as well as support those he's left behind in Africa.

    Tavistock, Devon, UK.
    Funded on Friday, 17th August 2018

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    Story

    For the last 20 years Colin Bond has been travelling over to Africa to support families and individuals in need. This started after his visit to Rwanda shortly after the genocide. He was deeply moved by the damage this caused to individuals and families alike and wanted to help them. His local church helped to support the starting up of his work in Africa. He raised funds through a variety of sources at home, accepting donations of redundant hospital equipment, tools, vehicles, beds, clothing etc, later shipping them out in containers, enabling the medical centres and orphanages across Rwanda and Eastern Africa before settling in Uganda. Colin's heart was to serve these people and provide for their needs. Developing this further, Colin purchased some land in Fort Portal, Uganda and built a hotel. His vision was to give people employment, a home and food. To this day, this has been achieved, with any profits being re-invested back into the local community and orphanage.

    It was whilst on his latest visit in June 2018, Colin collapsed and died suddenly.

    Repatriation costs are high. Colin’s wife has requested he is brought home to enable closure as a family, and so we are looking to raise funds to support these costs. Along with Colin’s desire, part of any funds raised will also be used to give back to those he viewed as his African family and friends back in Fort Portal.

    If you have heard his stories, or been touched by the work he has done, and would like to donate, we would be very grateful.

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    • Rachel Tozer5 months ago
      Rachel Tozer

      Rachel Tozer

      5 months ago

      Thank you all for your generosity. We are all really touched by your kindness. We have been able to bring dad home now and had a lovely thanksgiving service for his life here with us. Many wonderful tributes were given throughout the day which made it even more special. This page will remain open for just a few more weeks if you still wish to donate, after which we will be able to pass on funds to the African family and some towards our costs of repatriation. Thank you all.

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    Page last updated on: 8/1/2018 10:10 AM

    Supporters

    49

    • Ben Loffelmann

      Ben Loffelmann

      Aug 1, 2018

      Very happy to contribute. Lots of love,Bernice and Ben

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 27, 2018

    • Rachel Tozer

      Rachel Tozer

      Jul 27, 2018

      I'm adding in some donations I have received in cash. One from our cousin and one from family contact. Thank you so much both of you. xx

      £35.00

    • Jess Behennah

      Jess Behennah

      Jul 25, 2018

      £5.00

    • Helena & Tom

      Helena & Tom

      Jul 24, 2018

      Sending our love to all the family

      £30.00

    • Isabel Kearns

      Isabel Kearns

      Jul 24, 2018

      He sounded like a wonderful man, dearly loved and greatly missed. My thoughts are with your family.

      £10.00

    • Vijay and Yvonne.

      Vijay and Yvonne.

      Jul 24, 2018

      With all our love.

      £20.00

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    Rachel Tozer

    Rachel Tozer

    Tavistock, Devon, UK.

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