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£6,500raised of £5,000 target by 248 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,500 to remember Elido Vargas

    Burgess Hill, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 28th June 2018

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    Story

    The loss of Elido Jnr is something the Vargas family is grappling to come to terms with and will continue to do so in the days, months and years to come.

    His loss through suicide is something his parents Eiren and Elido never want any other family to endure. And though this is a time where finances are the last thing they want to think about, they are now facing the costs of his funeral on top of the normal costs of running their home and looking after Elido's three younger brothers (who are 1, 5 and 8).

    Added to that, because Elido Jnr was born and lived in the Dominican Republic until he moved to Burgess Hill when he was 10, Eiren and Elido would like to have a funeral service and memorial for him there as well. His family and the local community in the Dominican Republic are feeling the same shock and devastation over his loss as we are here in Burgess Hill.

    This page has been set by a small group of family friends so people who knew Elido Jnr, the local community and anyone who has been touched by what’s happened, can make a contribution to help support the family through this tough time.

    The people supporting this crowdfunding appeal are Nina Herd (who’s page we’re using), Emma Leaney, Claire Huggett (who set up the other Elido Crowdfunding page), Mary Nugent, Sarah Hewings, Heidi Rees and Norina Yakub.

    If any local businesses or individuals would like to make any donations of goods or services (e.g. venue, catering, funeral cars) then please contact us on RememberingElido@gmail.com.

    It is Eiren and Elido’s wish that any additional funds that could be raised would go to help raise awareness of mental health issues amongst young people, and in particular to campaign for improved access to mental health support for younger people in the area.

    Simply put, we need to make sure this never happens to another family in Burgess Hill again.

    Updates

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    • Nina Herd1 year ago
      Nina Herd

      Nina Herd

      1 year ago

      This page is now closed. Donations in memory of Elido, if desired, can be made online to support the following organisations: If You Care Share Foundation - www.ifucareshare.co.uk Or Place2Be - www.place2be.org.uk

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    • Nina Herd1 year ago
      Nina Herd

      Nina Herd

      1 year ago

      We just wanted to let people know about the thanksgiving service to remember Elido, which is taking place this Saturday (30th June) at St John's Church, Burgess Hill at 4pm.

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    • Nina Herd1 year ago
      Nina Herd

      Nina Herd

      1 year ago

      The group of friends who set up this appeal have been blown away by the response from the Burgess Hill and wider Sussex community and beyond. Thank you so, so much. In addition to the total here, Claire Huggett's page also raised an additional £1466 for this appeal before she closed it to allow us to collect in one place (we would have combined them but unfortunately the platform doesn't allow us to).

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    Page last updated on: 6/28/2018 06.45

    Supporters

    248

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2018

      Thinking of you all. With love gemma and family xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2018

      I am so sorry for your loss. My little brother goes to school nearby and to hear this happen is truly heartbreaking. I hope that you gain strength, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. All the best

    • Abigail Lock COLTENE

      Abigail Lock COLTENE

      Jun 22, 2018

      We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Elido Vargas. We hope you can get him home for his funeral. Sending lots of love xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 21, 2018

      So sad. My children are at school in HH & heard from other children in the area via social media. Children often share secrets with other kids, which they don't tell adults - how can we improve this?

      £10.00

    • Rebecca and Tom

      Rebecca and Tom

      Jun 20, 2018

      Lots of love to you all, from Becca, Tom, Abi, Lewis and Finley xxx

    • Francesca Thwaites

      Francesca Thwaites

      Jun 20, 2018

      Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Lots of love Francesca, Jon and the girls xx

      £10.00

    • Jennifer Fulker

      Jennifer Fulker

      Jun 20, 2018

      £10.00

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