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£325raised of £1,100 target by 21 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,100 to Help give my mum a fitting send off

Location
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Category
In memory
Time left
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Yesturday my mum Julie Stokes sadly passed away unexpectadly in hospital. She had a heart attack late last year and never gained full health and last Sunday was rushed by ambulance back in to hospital. Over the past week she deteriorated and we were told Thursday that she had a big leak in 1 of her heart valves. She was then rushed in to critical care and sadly yesturday she went into cardiac arrest and after efforts by the medical team she sadly passed away.

Myself and the family are really struggling to come to terms with the loss and we are on benefits so have now got the worry of how we will be able to give mum the fitting send off that she deserves. She was there for everyone and adored myself and my younger severely disabled brother who is also finding it very difficult to understand what is happening. We have been told that NO DWP payments will be given until they recieved the final funeral bill which can't happen until the funeral has taken place which won't happen untill we pay £1000 upfront.

If anyone can help we will be able to apy you back once DWP have paid us the money.

Please help if you can and anymore raised above target will be donated to the hospital Dyalisis unit

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  • Ricky Oates

    Ricky Oates

    14 days ago

    Ricky Oates

    Just a quick update, We have been able to plan the funeral on the 24th for mum, but we need to reach this target within 3 weeks so we can pay for it

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  • Ricky Oates

    Ricky Oates

    17 days ago

    Ricky Oates

    We have hit a massive hurdle now. As DWP will not make any payments until they recieve a final funeral bill. We can't get them the final bill until we have held the funeral which can't happen untill we pay £1000 up front. Once we get DWP money we as a family are more than happy to pay the £1000 back if anyone could help

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  • Ricky Oates

    Ricky Oates

    20 days ago

    Ricky Oates

    We are now finding out the very hard reality that funerals are a money making machine for bussinesses. We have been set the mamouth task of raising £1000 by the end of this week for mum's funeral to go ahead. Please keep sharing and if you can donate please do. Thank you to all those that have donated so far

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  • Hannah Cooper

    Hannah Cooper

    Nov 29, 2016

    £50.00

  • John Jess

    John Jess

    Nov 23, 2016

    Best wishes Ricky and family - John Jess, Southampton

    £10.00

  • Hannah MINNS

    Hannah MINNS

    Nov 18, 2016

    To give you and your family peace of mind, Ricky xx

    £10.00

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Ricky Oates

Ricky Oates

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

I'm Julies son and really want to give my mum the best send off that I can. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated

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