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    Weʼve raised £2,090 to Loved by everyone, it was Pedro's dream to be buried back home in Portugal. Help his family make his last dream come true.

    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 30th September 2018

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    Pedro was the most joyful and happy person I have ever met. Ten years ago, while I was setting up the kitchen of the restaurant where I worked back in Guildford, I saw this baseball cap man walking towards me with a huge smile on his face.
    He told me, "hey my name is Pedro, are you the chef training me?" to what I answered "I have no idea, but my name is Vanessa and I am glad you are here". He quickly rolled his sleeves up, put his chef whites on and tackled work like no one else. He told me he was amazed of how quick I was preparing mountains of food and said "cavalry is here now, I got you".
    And he was right. He got me more times than fingers on my hands. He got me anytime I needed, with whatever I needed. Money, shelter, food, you name it. But most importantly he had me when I needed a shoulder, when I runned away from abusive partners. He had me like his sister. His crazyness filled my darkness moments. He travelled miles for me, with me. He always had me, and I always had him.
    That is a promise we made, and I don't want to let him down this last time.
    This is why, as hard as it is to cope with my loss, I know that what he wanted was to be buried back home. Don't get me wrong, he loved England and made this his home. However, like you and me, we know that home is where the heart is. And I am certain that Portugal was his forever and always.
    So, as I try not to cry, as I am sure he would have slapped me already for being such a mess right now, or would have handed me some cake or pushed me to make some (for him mostly), I ask you to help make his last dream come true.
    Help him get home, so he can be close to his loved ones, close to his everything in life, his family.
    In total, funeral costs will reach almost 4k.
    Thank you, Vanessa xxxx



    • Vanessa Rodrigues-Ferreira10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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      We have reached 25% of our goal. Thank you so much for all messages and donations made. Please keep sharing as much as you can. Thank you so much❤️

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    • Vanessa Rodrigues-Ferreira10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 2/21/2018 7:54 AM



    • Leila Hall

      Leila Hall

      Feb 21, 2018



    • Michelle Spirou

      Michelle Spirou

      Feb 19, 2018

      From Andy, Michelle & Girls xx


    • Anonymous


      Feb 17, 2018


    • Keeley Larner

      Keeley Larner

      Feb 16, 2018

      Just want to say thank you to Pedro for being a really good friend to my mum ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Xx


    • Natasha Dale

      Natasha Dale

      Feb 15, 2018


    • Baileys


      Feb 15, 2018

      Love And Miss You. From Lisa And All The Weekend sStaff At Baileys


    • Sophie Ellwood

      Sophie Ellwood

      Feb 15, 2018


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    Brighton, United Kingdom

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