Dominic Crouch died tragically and suddenly aged just 15 in May of this year.  We decided  that the best way to make sure that his short life leaves a lasting legacy would be to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund that supports children in South Africa.  The funds will go to the new specialist children's hospital that the Fund is building in the Johannesburg/Pretoria area.  There is an acute shortage of specialist children's hospitals in Africa with only three hospitals serving 750 million people across the whole of Africa.  All donations raised at Dominic's funeral and since have already been directed to this cause.

We chose this cause because Dom was always concerned to help children who were less fortunate than himself and he really liked the idea of South Africa as the Rainbow Nation.  A group of Dom's friends, other parents and teachers has come together to co-ordinate our fund raising efforts.  Dom was a keen sportsman, especially rugby and also loved hill walking and climbing.  One major event this year will be a memorial rugby match on 17 September between Cheltenham and Stow rugby clubs (Dom had played for both clubs).  We are also working on other events such as sponsored walks and mountain climbs;  the sale of wristbands (DC4NMCF), fund raising club nights for teenagers; concerts and a picnic fun day in our home village.

In a demonstration of the love and affection in which Dom was held over 300 people attended his funeral and nearly 1400 people have joined the RIP Dominic Crouch group on Facebook.  We have had hundreds of moving tributes to a popular and good natured young man. 

The new children's hospital will open in 2012/13 and our aim is to raise sufficient funding to have a unit or even a ward equipped and named in memory of Dom.


Raising money for

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Charity Registration No. 1055899

Founded by Nelson Mandela in 1994, NMCF works to improve the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa with programmes that address HIV and Aids, disability, and that build confidence, self esteem and prepare young people for a healthy and productive future.

Donations 55

For Dominic

Donation by Richard Box on 07/11/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


Donation by Richard Box on 18/05/14


+ £45.00 Gift Aid

with love , wish it could be more xxx

Donation by Dave the Rave on 07/11/13

For Dominic.

Donation by Richard Box on 07/11/13


+ £73.75 Gift Aid

Lots of love and prayers for you, Paola and Julzy, as always x

Donation by Holly S on 14/09/13

To help keep the memory of Dominic and Roger's life shining on

Donation by Richard Box on 18/05/13


+ £30.00 Gift Aid

For Dominic.

Donation by Richard Box on 07/11/12


+ £20.00 Gift Aid

Always remembered - never forgotten.

Donation by Richard Box on 09/07/12


+ £11.04 Gift Aid

I too lost my precious son Dominic in 2010 (aged 14) and make this small donation in honour of Roger and both our beautiful Doms. xx

Donation by sue fern on 25/02/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Amazed by the total raised, may we carry on raising in both Roger and Dominic's honour. Nice and fitting service on Thursday

Donation by Jeremy Guilford on 09/12/11

In loving memory of both Roger & Dom... and in gratitude for the work Roger & Paola have done to wipe out bullying.

Donation by Rae Harvey on 01/12/11

Michael told me it was Dom's birthday. His school friends and Stow friends will always remember him. The Karpathios Family xx

Donation by Gabrielle Karpathios on 08/11/11


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

I'm just an adult Gay man who survived the bullying. I'm so very sad that Dom's journey was so short. Hugs from Ireland.

Donation by Shane Cassidy on 04/10/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Shane Cassidy on 04/10/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You are always in my thoughts. x

Donation by Elke Wallace on 04/10/11


Thinking of you all. You are always in our thoughts

Donation by Jan, Karen, Sue and Pam xxxx on 17/05/11


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

we saw the Dublin LGBT group BeLongTo video this morning on YouTube but we still have so much to do

Donation by Fidelma & Eileen on 02/04/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

So sad to hear of this tragedy- when will we all learn just to be kind to each other

Donation by Clive Mountain on 02/04/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Very moved by Dom's story - love and peace

Donation by Mike Kitto on 01/04/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

My thoughts are with you.

Donation by David Guy on 01/04/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

I am glad that some benefit can emerge from this tragedy.

Donation by Dan Filson on 31/03/11


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I have just heard of Dominic's tragic death. All my sympathy. Do get in touch.

Donation by Rodney Brooke on 26/02/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Very kindly donated by Amy Kilmister who heard Domi's story and was moved to pass on this money for the fund.

Donation by Paola Crouch on 27/01/11


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Thanks to Jan and Linda - we've now hit £3000 on this page alone.

Donation by roger crouch on 22/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

with out love and best wishes, Iain, Jill, George and Charlie Roddan xx

Donation by Jill Roddan on 12/09/10


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,781.16
  • Offline donations£2,468.84
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,250.00
  • Gift Aid£414.04

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