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Closed 10/07/2017

raised of £500 target by 208 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,200 to contribute to any costs involved in Simon's funeral in Abene, Senegal. Any remainder will go to support Khady and the boys

    Funded on Monday, 10th July 2017

    Don't have time to donate right now?


    The practical bit: You probably don't know me but I've been asked by Simon's sister-in-law, Karen, to set this up so that Simon's friends around the world can contribute in any way they feel able. The only reason my name is on it is because I used my Justgiving account to set this up.

    All donations go directly to his brother and sister-in-laws' account and will be used to cover some of the hospital costs incurred during his all-too-brief treatment, transport costs and his funeral costs in Abene, Senegal. Anything left over will be to to support his wife Khady and his two young

    UPDATE: The response has been absolutely phenomenal and given the amount now donated, please rest assured that the substantial amount that will remain will be used to set up a fund to support Khady and the boys in their future life.

    Each one of the donations will have a direct impact on the legacy that Simon inevitably leaves behind.

    Rest in Peace, Simon.



    • Mike Webster7 years ago
      Mike Webster

      Mike Webster

      7 years ago

      Absolutely phenomenal response everyone. Wow.

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    • Mike Webster7 years ago
      Mike Webster

      Mike Webster

      7 years ago

      Hi all, wonderful response, thank you all so much. Please can you share amongst your networks.

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    7 years ago

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    • Stéphanie Martin

      Stéphanie Martin

      Jul 7, 2017

      I feel so sad and sorry for Khady, Gulliver, Alphie, Simon's family and his friends. We didn't know very well but Khady and Simon were so kind with me and Joseph in november... Repose en paix Simon


    • Rafael Mazarrasa

      Rafael Mazarrasa

      Jul 7, 2017

      I had the opportunity to meet Simon back in 2012-2013 as I lived in Abene for 6 months, we really got along.Big hug to Khady, Gulliver and Alfie! I hope to see you again in Senegal.


    • Tristan Chown

      Tristan Chown

      Jul 2, 2017

    • Lisa Ambrose-mcauliffe

      Lisa Ambrose-mcauliffe

      Jun 30, 2017

      On a recent flight to Gambia visiting my mum I met Simons family they told me of their sad journey, I've since read his books , by fate my mum had met him several times , what an amazing guy x


    • Simon Boa

      Simon Boa

      Jun 28, 2017

      You brought happiness to our lives and the world is a lesser place without you. Rest in peace Simon.


    • holly marland

      holly marland

      Jun 26, 2017

      I will always remember Simon's hospitality when I visited Abene. Sending love to the family at this awful time.


    • George Paget

      George Paget

      Jun 25, 2017

      Remembering a lovely and truly inspiring person.


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    Hi - I am setting this up on behalf of Simon's family, so that anyone who wants to donate or support Khady and his boys at his difficult time, both with the practical immediate expenses and if there is any remainder, to support his family in the longer term.

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