This fundraiser is dedicated to a man who made so many lives better. Our memories of him will be the push to get us to the top of Snowdon. Share with us your favourite memory to help us keep going.
Here are a few of our thoughts and memories:
Kalvin was an amazing individual. Though he faced many battles he was always there for others providing support and comfort. He held the love and respect of so many. Tragically he took his own life of which has left a gaping void for anyone who knew him. I want to dedicate this fundraiser to Kalvin to continue his legacy of helping others.
Kalvin mate, you faced everything with such passion! I will never forget campaigning with you. We were both drenched and freezing, I was ready for the pub, you were still going like a ninja with a cheeky smile. You always made me up my game to try to keep up with you. Now I'm upping my game again in your memory. Where ever you are, rest in peace my friend.
Kalvin is, and I want to emphasise the ‘is’, because whilst he is no longer physically present, his soul lives on in every single person who had the privilege of knowing him.
I never expected to be writing this, in fact I expected him to be making a funny speech at my wedding, or after I graduate from his alma mater, Kings College, next year. Instead I am writing this statement, a tribute to a man that has been such a significant and important person in my life, a small statement can never do him justice.
Words cannot express the sadness and agony i feel at having lost my friend, especially in such horrific circumstances.
This fundraiser is to give something back for the joy Kalvin brought to our lives, as well as do something positive despite the darkness we all feel.
Kalvin to me was like the big brother i never had kind, caring and above all fill with warmth and understanding.
The amount of times i went to him for advice and guidance and he was always there to give it no matter what.
Kalvin you were a guiding light in a world of darkness
Rest in peace brother with love and sadness.
Our chosen charity:
Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. We believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential.Each year, we serve over 40,000 people, as well as providing information to over 200,000 individuals online. As a result, we serve more LGBT people than any other charity of our kind in the UK.Donations are made without conditions; if an event is cancelled donations are non-refundable.www.lgbt.foundation