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Closed 11/11/2017

raised of £2,000 target by 84 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,040 to create a home for someone in need, in loving memory of Simon Mayhew.

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 11th November 2017

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    Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away suddenly from a heart attack less than a month ago, leaving behind a wealth of memories and an unimaginable void. Simon always did have a big heart (albeit, as it turns out, a fragile one) and thought often of how he could improve the lives of others, both among his family and friends but also in the wider community.

    A social enterprise of particular significance to Simon was Help Bristol’s Homeless, a local initiative that works to convert old shipping containers into plush new homes for those in need. A Bristol boy to the end, Simon loved the concept of turning something unused and unwanted into a place for those in the city with nowhere else to turn.

    Jasper Thompson, affiliated with Help Bristol's Homeless, confirms we can source a single container for around £2,000, with any additional funds being used in the conversion (friends and family are also welcome to be actively involved in the decoration, carpentry, plumbing etc.) or towards the creation of even more homes. Simon's place will be named after him to create a living memorial to this kind, genuine and truly irreplaceable man. There is no better tribute than the continued gift of support to those most in need, through an organisation that seeks to help everyone feel safe, loved and at home.

    Visit the Help Bristol's Homeless website to see examples of their fantastic work in the community.



    • Josie Granger2 years ago
      Josie Granger

      Josie Granger

      2 years ago

      It’s been a long and challenging journey but we made it! We are aiming to have the Simon’s Place container micro-flat completed just in time for Simon’s birthday (2nd December) and would love to share this day with everyone who has helped make it possible. Come on down to Help Bristol’s Homeless this Sunday at 12pm and take a look around! We’ll be having a few celebration drinks afterwards at a local pub and you are welcome to join us. Visit for details. Thank you!!

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    • Josie Granger3 years ago
      Josie Granger

      Josie Granger

      3 years ago

      Hi everyone. We handed over all donations to Help Bristol’s Homeless yesterday and Jasper confirmed they have already sourced the container that will become Simon’s Place! A group of us will be heading down next weekend for some “before” pictures and we will start work on the conversion in the New Year. If anyone wants to get involved, I’ve set up a Facebook group so send me a message and I’ll add you. Thanks again!

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    • Josie Granger3 years ago
      Josie Granger

      Josie Granger

      3 years ago

      The Just Giving page is now closed and we've raised a massive £2,843.92 after deduction of admin fees. Add to this the cash donations of £431.83 and we have a total of £3,275.75 for Help Bristol's Homeless. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped to make this possible.

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    • Steve Vickers

      Steve Vickers

      Oct 25, 2017

      In memory of a lovely man.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 21, 2017

    • Phil B

      Phil B

      Oct 13, 2017

      Great to see the target is smashed. Best Phil


    • Emma Cave

      Emma Cave

      Oct 9, 2017

    • Kim Smith

      Kim Smith

      Oct 6, 2017


    • Daniel Carleton

      Daniel Carleton

      Oct 5, 2017


    • Abigail Hill

      Abigail Hill

      Sep 29, 2017

      Fond memories of this lovely man.


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