Remembering Simon Turner

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Simon Turner

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    Amount we’ve raised in Simon ’s memory $754.03

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    St Oswald's Hospice Limited

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    • Donation by Joseph Hillier

      Umar good cause and I hope your trip goes well. Take care and hope to see you around newcastle next time you’re up xxx joe

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kim Barlow

      God bless you and your work for St. Oswald's. Sending lots of love and hugs!

      $25.00

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    • Umar-yusufu1

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.



      In 2013 Simon Turner after died after an awesome battle with cancer. 2 years before I lost my cousin in the very same way. But I'd never heard about "palliative care". I knew of St Oswald's but never knew what they did. Simon was 33 years old. The guy that stops on the way to work to have a natter because he hasn't seen you in a while. The one that gets you involved in stuff and never leaves you out... his laugh like a gatling gun rattling through his nose, on his bike always, through Newcastle, cameras, laptops, records hanging off him. Then one day he needed help. Humbling to the max for me and I’m sure a lot of others. St Oswald’s looked after him, kept him safe. Kept family and friends at peace.



      He faced his battle with dignity and incredible bravery. Visiting him at the hospice opened my eyes to "care". A great deal of love for the work they do at the hospice was awakened in me, and I have simon to thank for that.



      So In a few days time I will be setting off for the test of a life time. I will be navigating my way through Vietnam, 3000Kms trekking and on motorcycle alone with a map and fear in my belly for 25 days. 100% self funded by myself. Every penny raised no matter how modest will go straight to where it is needed most.



      This will be the first part of my 4 month adventure to South East Asia. I am coming back from hardcore mental health issues Many of those who know my story will know that having suffered a complete mental collapse in 2013-14, unable to venture outside my flat, I have been steadily building myself back up again. I hope that part of this journey will be healing and self affirming as I am not all that confident about the world. But one thing i do know is that care for others is the best gift ever.



      What I would like to do with the support of friends and family, is dedicate my first leg of Vietnam to Simon's memory. St Oswald’s Hospice.



      Hospice care is so important because at the end of your life when things turn dark, for you and others around you. Having these amazing selfless people step in to help all involved with the approaching final life event is priceless. The life and passing of Simon Turner taught me that. He was young cool, fun and if you ever met him you loved him…



      Now I’m not very good at asking for help and I am not very good at asking for generosity. But I am going to do it because it is a discomfort zone that I haven’t quite conquered yet.



      Half a pint of larger is all I ask that you pledge. I’ll get the other half when I see you!!! Jokes that would more than make a difference to a lot of peoples lives.



      Caring is the most amazing thing that we can do as people. Please do help me get around Vietnam and help me raise some funds for a good cause.



      Love



      Umar



      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Donations made in memory of Simon Turner23

    • Donation by Joseph Hillierto Umar's page on 16/03/2019

      Umar good cause and I hope your trip goes well. Take care and hope to see you around newcastle next time you’re up xxx joe

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kim Barlowto Umar's page on 15/03/2019

      God bless you and your work for St. Oswald's. Sending lots of love and hugs!

      $25.00

    • Donation by Umar yusufuto Umar's page on 15/03/2019

      After 7 days with the coyotes Leah's crew. And 7 with Edinburgh Irma's crew. We put together this little bit of money for a deserving hospice. ❤❤❤

      £53.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kimberly Christiansento Umar's page on 27/07/2018

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 18/04/2018

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 18/04/2018

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 18/04/2018

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laura Sharpeto Umar's page on 23/01/2018

      Good luck Umar, you’re doing an amazing thing! X

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 22/01/2018

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Gillan Thomsonto Umar's page on 18/01/2018

      Hey bro, it's not much but hope it'll help out some sort! All the best, love, Gillan xxx

      £12.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 04/01/2018

      Thankyou for all the wonderful work you do x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Kitty Gordonto Umar's page on 04/01/2018

      Hello darling only just seen this you AMAZING, CRAZY CAT! Xxxxx Good luck! X wowsers, STAY SAFE XXXXX ❤️❤️❤️😻😻😻

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Annette Payneto Umar's page on 03/01/2018

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by kirstie robsonto Umar's page on 30/12/2017

      Wow, nearly done Umar! Amazing stuff, you rock.....much love x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jan McCarthyto Umar's page on 12/12/2017

      Keep up the great work, Umar. It’s such an amazing, selfless thing you are doing- one which will give you countless, beautiful memoriesI’m sure x

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon Greento Umar's page on 07/11/2017

      Much love and respect for organizations like this and those who support them.

      $50.00

    • Donation by Anna Ronowiczto Umar's page on 06/11/2017

      Sounds like a great cause and a brave journey by youxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nick Diggleto Umar's page on 01/11/2017

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 18/10/2017

      Happy adventures Umar x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Inga Baibato Umar's page on 15/10/2017

    • Donation by Vicky Hunterto Umar's page on 15/10/2017

      Safe travels my friend xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Polly Woodbridgeto Umar's page on 14/10/2017

      You're amazing Umar, big love, brilliant cause and love that you're doing it for Simon. Stay safe, Pol xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Umar's page on 12/10/2017

      Be safe!xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • St Oswald's Hospice Limited

      St Oswald's Hospice Limited

      St Oswald's provides specialist care for adults, young people, children and babies. Situated in Newcastle upon Tyne, our purpose-built facilities offer a range of flexible services to north east families. We make no charge for any of our services, ensuring hospice care is available to everyone.

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