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£25,048raised of £42,000 target by 238 supporters

    Weʼve raised £25,048 to help Duffi via our sponsored swim. Please sponsor us!

    London, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 15th November 2018

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    Story

    On 2nd Aug 2018 my friend and work colleague, Defrim (lovingly known as Duffi) had a tragic accident and his life changed forever.

    Whilst on holiday with his wife, Beata and 3 year old son, Domenik ,Duffi had an accident whilst having fun at the seaside with his family. He was diving into the water with his brother and nephew off a small man made pier in Ksamil, Albania. Tragically, Duffi miscalculated a dive which has resulted in him breaking his neck.

    The few hours and days after his tragic dive have been awful for everyone - Duffi and his friends and family. Upon being pulled from the water Duffi’s body shut down and he was taken swiftly to hospital. The x rays showed that he had broken his neck and he was immediately operated on in Albania. In the meantime his family rallied to try and bring him back to his home in the UK and the only way to do so was to charter a private jet at a cost of £25 000. On top of the operation costs (£17000) this means that his friends and family forked out the best part of £42k to bring Duffi back in the UK.

    I was devastated by the news of what happened to my friend Duffi. We have worked together for 12 years now and I have forged a strong bond with him. I recall with great fondness working together with him on many jobs in London over the years. He was a fearless and productive worker always putting in the necessary graft to get a job done. It is his loyalty and friendship that I intend to honour and as such I have decided to raise some money to help him and his family through these difficult times. His wife Beata not only has to look after their 3 year old son and 21 year old daughter but will also have to pay the mortgage and bills as well as worrying about Duffi and his welfare. They all face a difficult future and I am determined to do all I can to help them.

    I have never been able to swim and so in Duffi’s name I am determined to take on a challenge to raise some money for him. I am going to take on the challenge of a sponsored swim with my and Duffi’s friend, Ben Mulhern. We are going to learn to swim and then complete 25 lengths at Clissold Park leisure centre. Its a huge and daunting challenge for me but nothing like the challenge my friend Duffi and his family face over the coming years. All money raised will go straight to Duffi and his family. We are going to take the challenge on 26th Oct 2018 .

    I really appreciate your sponsorship and support

    Richie and Ben

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    • Richard Rogers9 months ago
      Richard Rogers

      Richard Rogers

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Over £25,000 guys 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    • Richard Rogers1 year ago
      Richard Rogers

      Richard Rogers

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Well done everyone good on you all 👍🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Supporters

    238

    • Rob Hughes

      Rob Hughes

      Nov 14, 2018

      £100.00

    • Sid & the boys ( Auld Shillelagh )

      Sid & the boys ( Auld Shillelagh )

      Nov 14, 2018

      Well done guys hope Your friend makes a full recovery 🙏🙏🙏

      £150.00

    • Kastriot Selite

      Kastriot Selite

      Nov 14, 2018

      Sherim te shpejte Duf!

      £200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 13, 2018

      Best wishes for your recovery Duffi! Well done for conquering swiming Richie xx

      £50.00

    • Zigi

      Zigi

      Nov 13, 2018

      Sending a little something to support u and your friend Richie he will be so proud of u x

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2018

      Thinking of you Duffi & wishing you the best of luck with your recovery mate (Alan Brickie)

      £200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 11, 2018

      Good stuff Ben and Rich

      £20.00

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    Richard Rogers

    Richard Rogers

    London, UK

    I am Richad Rogers and I am good friends with Duffi We have worked together for 12 years now and I have forged a strong bond with him. I recall with great fondness working together with him on many jobs in London over the years.

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