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Forum Funding - Donations in memory of Dave21478 - 3/8/18

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#271 OFFLINE   richardthestag


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:47 PM

only really just catching up on this...nothing I can say that anyone hasn't already


RIP Mr Numbers

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#272 OFFLINE   Stanky


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

Thanks to everyone who has contributed, we are at an astonishing £1,642 right now, which after fees and the wreath we sent for Dave's funeral is £1480.


I'm going to leave the Fundrazr open until this coming Sunday, 19th August then wrap it up.


We're still in the process of sorting a charity, or charities, for the money to go towards. I'll update everyone shortly on this.

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#273 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

That's an amazing amount.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:15 PM

I've been round at Dave's sister's house tonight, she's not long back from France, I also ended up speaking to Dave's other sister in France on the phone.
Both of which expressed sincere thanks for the kind words on here (before and since) and the collection.

I was told that Dave's neighbours insisted on providing the wake, closed the road in the hamlet and all came together (literally every single person) to provide the food and drink.
I doubt this was done officially but i suspect permission would have been easy if it was.
Both the mayors of the area he resided in and the one he worked in called his sister to express their sympathies having known him personally.

Does anyone remember posts about him repairing a disability vehicle (possibly some sort of sans-permit car)?
An elderly, disabled (and mostly housebound) neighbour of his had crashed the vehicle in question, when Dave found he went round to hers, got the keys and recovered the vehicle (requiring a trailer rather than just a pickup bed).
He fixed it (including buying new parts) and delivered it back to her, refusing to take a penny for his work.
Neither of his sisters knew this woman or that he had fixed her car until last week.

Again, thanks for the update, Tayne

Out of all of this, I think that's the saddest thing I've heard - that this lonely man should have been held in such high regard by his neighbours. I hope Dave knew how much his local community valued him.
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(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:55 PM

Sadly, it seems he may not have known.

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 



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