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£10,745raised of £5,000 target by 213 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,745 to to help Paul with his recovery

    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

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    This is Paul Copper,

    He's just turned 50.

    Paul has been a Firefighter and Watch Manager for over 25 years. Many of us have had the pleasure of working alongside him. He is very much loved and by his family, friends and the countless firefighters he has worked with over the years, both in Essex and Hertfordshire.

    Last week Paul contracted sepsis, a rare but potentially deadly infection, which has quickly attacked his organs including his brain.

    He is currently in a medically induced coma whilst doctors try to stop the bleeding on his brain.

    The prognosis for Paul is not good, but he will fight.

    This Just Giving page has been set up to help, in some small way, with the things Paul will need during his recovery and for the rest of his life. Donations, no matter how small all add up, so please, lets give him the best chance we can, you know he would for you.

    All donations will go to Paul's family to use as they see fit.



    • Simon Russell10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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    • Simon Russell1 year ago
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      Simon Russell

      1 year ago

      Hi and thanks to everyone for their support! Paul is making really good progress, especially considering the initial prognosis. He is eating well and drinking lots of tea! Paul has reacted well to physio and can now walk unaided. He is still receiving lots of visitors which I know he enjoys. He is also speaking very well now, so thats really great progress. Still obviously a long way to go, but he's going in the right direction!! Thank you all again, on behalf of Paul and all those who care dearly for him.

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    • Simon Russell1 year ago
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      Simon Russell

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone, on behalf of Paul I'm continually amazed at the support and generosity of all of Paul's true friends. No one can deny the impact he has made on all those he has met, and the majority of those he has worked with during his fire service career count Paul as a friend and not just a work colleague. The proof of his friend's love is right here in these amazing donations. Let's keep it going!

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    • Dan Sheridan

      Dan Sheridan

      Oct 12, 2018


    • Maria  Pope

      Maria Pope

      Sep 15, 2018

      Thinking of you during this sad time. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Hope to see you fit and well very soon. Maria.xx


    • Matt Lyon

      Matt Lyon

      Aug 26, 2018

      Best Wishes Paul for a speedy recovery. Matt Lyon - Property Services.


    • White watch Harlow

      White watch Harlow

      Aug 25, 2018

      Wishing Paul well in recovery. From White watch Harlow car wash 18/8/18.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 23, 2018

      Good luck with your recovery Paul.Love, Greg, Jill, Molly and Mabel x


    • Paul Donnelly

      Paul Donnelly

      Aug 22, 2018

      This is a small donation from members of Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Clubwe hope in some small way it helps


    • Anonymous


      Aug 19, 2018

    Great people make things happen

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    Simon Russell

    Simon Russell

    I worked alongside Paul at Loughton fire station when he transfered from Hertfordshire. He became a firm friend and valued collegue who I also had the pleasure of sharing a flat with.

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