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£130raised of £1,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £130 to support my friend and his family following the sudden death of his brother aged 38. His family has always had a special place in my heart.

    London Borough of Lewisham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 7th October 2017

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    Memory of Vijay Urusula

    Vijay Urusula passed away suddenly on 17th August 2017. He was only 38 years old. His family are still in a complete state of shock, no parent should have to attend their childs funeral. Vijay was a kind, decent, honest man with morals. Vijay loved his family very much and as the first born he took on the responsibility of looking after his family. This is something he took extremely seriously as nothing was more important to him than family. He made sure his parents could rest in their retirement and he was always there sorting out problems for his brothers and sisters. Everyone looked up to and respected Vijay, myself included. He was such a strong man that he always put other people before his own needs and he never complained once. Vijay was highly intelligent, spoke at least three languages fluently and had a masters degree, he was softly spoken but had a calm authourity about him. He was extemely religious and his Hindu faith was important to him. If everyone had the same morals and human decency as Vijay this world would be a much better place, there are some special people who are irreplaceable and will never be forgotten. I felt it important to let people know what a great man Vijay was and how much he will be missed.

    I'm looking to raise £1000 to cover the traveling costs to India for his youngest brother who lives in London. When Vijay passed away his brothers passport was with the Home Office as his visa status was being updated and despite the family emergency could not be returned for up to ten days. Hindu tradition means cremetion has to take place within 48 hours of death. Despite desparate pleas his little brother missed the funeral which has only added to his families distress. All he could do was watch clips of the funeral on his moblie without a single member of his family around him. This is a heartbreaking situation which they do not deserve but are facing with great dignity. His brother is very special to me and I'll never forget how much he has supported me in the past. I just want to try and help him now. Vijay would want his family together and it feels so wrong that they are still apart. Vijay was right, there is nothing more important than family. Right now a grieving mother needs her family together and he just wants to be with his mum. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Ben Hewett1 year ago
      Ben Hewett

      Ben Hewett

      1 year ago

      Thank you to those who have kindly donated and offered their support. 11% achieved already

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    Page last updated on: 9/9/2017 11:51 AM

    Supporters

    7

    • Aisling Tormey

      Aisling Tormey

      Sep 9, 2017

      £20.00

    • Steph Austin

      Steph Austin

      Sep 9, 2017

      Much love ❤️

      £20.00

    • Vicky Rawlins

      Vicky Rawlins

      Sep 9, 2017

      Hope he gets to go. No one should lose anyone that young.

      £10.00

    • RAQUEL ASENJO BARRAGAN

      RAQUEL ASENJO BARRAGAN

      Sep 8, 2017

      Hope u get it for him!!! Can't imagine not being able to visit your family when one member of ur family dies!!

      £20.00

    • Becky Hyland

      Becky Hyland

      Sep 8, 2017

      Sorry for Rams loss, pass on my thoughts to him xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 8, 2017

      £10.00

    • Sarah Goodsall

      Sarah Goodsall

      Sep 8, 2017

      For you Benj. I hope he gets the cash he needs soon x

      £30.00

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    London Borough of Lewisham, United Kingdom

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