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Weʼre raising £32,000 to Support the family of Firefighter Aston Everett

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On the 2nd January 2021 Firefighter Aston Everett set off for work, leaving his wife and three children at home. He never returned.

Whilst on duty that day, an aneurysm in Aston's brain burst. Despite the efforts of the firefighters on duty, the paramedics who responded, the hospital staff and specialists at two hospitals, the damage caused was so severe that he was unable to survive.

Aston's family are understandably absolutely devastated by the loss of their dedicated and devoted husband and father. Aston was a proud man, never wanting to ask for help, always offering support to others and always striving to do the right thing for his family. Aston had extremely high moral standards, he was the bread winner and the protector of his family, as well as his community.

Aston is unable to ask for help now and so I am asking you to help support his family at this awful time.

When a firefighter is taken too soon the fire community up and down the country look to chip in to support the families that are left behind. This is what this JustGiving page is about. We are looking to collect enough money to support his family, to ensure that his children don't go without, to remove the financial burden and enable the family to grieve their loss. The target we have set (£32000) is the equivalent to a Firefighters annual salary

Aston was a brilliant man and a brilliant Firefighter. He was conscientious, principled and dedicated.

Having completed 16 years of service, Aston was soon to become eligible to retire due to his age. Retiring this year would have left Aston with a small pension. Aston knew that the reality was that he would need to carry on working once he had left the Fire Service to continue to make ends meet and provide for his family. Even in the last few months, knowing that retirement was approaching Aston was still setting himself professional challenges, never wanting to take his foot off the accelerator.

Please donate to help support his family, every pound collected will make a difference.

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  • Ben Turner3 months ago
    Ben Turner

    Ben Turner

    3 months ago

    We have passed the half way mark. To every single person who has contributed to this...THANK YOU! Aston's family can't believe your generosity and kindness. If you would like to know a bit more about what a great man Aston was, I have recorded a Podcast with Pete Wakefield at The Firefighters Podcast. (Thank you Pete you have been amazing!!) Take a listen at the link below. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1053490/7522267

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  • Ben Turner3 months ago
    Ben Turner

    Ben Turner

    3 months ago

    The response to this has been amazing. Thank you to every single person who has helped us come this far, this will make such a big difference. If you have donated, please take the time to share this page with your friends and colleagues and help us reach our target in order to help support Aston's family. Aston's family have been amazed by everyone's kind words and generosity. Please keep up the good work.

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Page last updated on: 4/3/2021 10.49

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658

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 3, 2021

    With love to Aston's family.

    £30.00

  • Robert Ward

    Robert Ward

    Apr 3, 2021

    Aston, I'm so grateful you were my good friend, you were a thoroughly decent, clever, funny, hard working, loving family man who I admired greatly.So sorry for Celeste and the girls.All my love Rob

    £250.00

  • Hugh Frostick

    Hugh Frostick

    Mar 26, 2021

    Only met Aston the once, nice bloke, very sorry to hear.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 22, 2021

    £150.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 10, 2021

    £50.00

  • Adam Harris

    Adam Harris

    Mar 9, 2021

    £20.00

  • Harlow Fire Station

    Harlow Fire Station

    Mar 9, 2021

    RIP Aston. Sincere condolences to your family and friends.

    £345.00

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