A huge thank you to everyone that came and those that helped make wonderful tribute forGarypossible. It was everything we’d hoped for and more, we feel very blessed having such a fabulous family and friends, and being a part of such an amazing community. We were so moved by the palpable feeling of love, laughter and the uplifting music.
We raised £350 in cash for Thames Valley Air Ambulance that has been added to the online total of £3,398.15. Thank you to everyone that donated so far as we have exceeded our target of £2500 for just one flight.
I know many of you still wish to donate so lets pay for another flight for someone else.
We’re Jammin’ for Gary to celebrate the many roles of The Fantastic Mr. Fox and fund raising for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as they landed on our Cricket Field to help him.
One of the many roles Gary played was that of a “Pied Piper”; he managed to get so many children and adults to join in the concerts that we started in Horley. Gary loved reggae and a strong bassline, so its “gonna be all about the bass” and “we’re jammin’, jammin’, we hope you like jammin’, too.
This event will also raise awareness for both the “Hands off Horton” Hospital campaign and the Youth Offending Service, both of which were very important to Gary.
Thanking you in advance, with love Deb, Grant and Lauren xxx
Please note that due to the capacity of our church this event is invitation only, we have tried to include everyone via a Facebook invite and email. However if you knew Gary and you would like to join us on Monday 1st May then please email firstname.lastname@example.org so if numbers permit we’ll try and “jam” you in!
As most of you will have heard, Gary died unexpectedly from a heart attack on the morning of Wednesday 10th.
I take immense comfort from the fact that he knew I was with him and that it all happened quickly. I also know that both the incredible team of emergency paramedics and doctors, as well as myself did everything we could to try to save Gary. A team of 7 arrived very quickly in ambulances and by helicopter, providing emergency care for Gary at home and to the John Radcliff Hospital where he sadly passed away.
We have been overwhelmed by the love that the village has shown to us, from your messages, flowers, food and offers of help. In time we hope to be able to spend time with you, and take you up on these offers. It has really shown us what living in a community like ours is really about.
We have decided to have a private cremation and when we are able, will get together with small groups of friends and family to share our memories.
For now, we are looking forward to September when Grant gets married and Lauren starts her final year at University.