Jodie Chesney Funeral Fund New

£23,615 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 493 people in 20 days
Friday 1st March the news broke that a 17 year old girl Jodie Chesney was killed by a fatal stab wound in a Park in Havering. She was the 18th person to die in London due to knife crime in the capital this year and the 5th teenager to die. The whole community are still trying to come to terms with this shocking event. As a local charity we want to support the family as much as we can to alleviate the financial stress on this young lady's funeral. We are in contact with the family and police liaison officer and have agreed to support them with the cost of the funeral arrangements. Once a funeral directors have been chosen we will be writing a cheque to cover the costs.  We are aware that the local community will want to help with this appeal so as well as making a financial donation towards this from our own account we have set this page up for anyone who wishes to support the family further. If anyone has any questions regarding the change in Gofundme page please email info@smilelondonessex.com or contact us via Facebook and Twitter
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Jodies Funeral will be THIS Friday at 1pm.

location will not be disclosed publically. if you are a member of the community that wish to attend to pay your respects please contact the team for a space on the coach
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We will soon be releasing the information for Jodie Chesneys Funeral.
At this point we can tell you that it will be very soon and be out of town.
We will be organising coaches to bring anyone from the community to the church to pay their respects. We will have limited spaces so if you wish to attend please contact the team and will will reserve you a seat on the coach.

More details will follow once all of the immediate family have been informed.

contact email : info@smilelondonessex.com
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After meeting with the Chesney family today to discuss Jodie's Fund they would like to express there heart felt gratitude to everyone who has donated already and are raising funds though individual events.
The family have requested that all fundraising events to be done via SMILE to ensure a clear communication path. Funds can be put through the official Gofundme page and cash donations can be collected but to transferred to the SMILE team. (Collection pots are available on request)

No date has been set for Jodie's Funeral yet however together we can ensure that she has the best send off possible as well as covering the family financial burdens during this most tragic time.

You can contact the team regarding fundraising for Jodie's Fund via our page or email us on Info@smilelondonessex.com
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After speaking with Gofundme head office in USA today they have agreed the below.

1) To refund everyone from the 1st appeal that has donated to the new one. (5-7 days)
2) All donationd that went to the 1st page that haven't donated to the new one will be issued to us by CHEQUE this was we don't loose any funds. This will take up to a month to reach us so we will pass this to the Chesney Family to help cover cost of head stone/memorial feature or whatever they wish to use it to ensure Jodies legacy.
3) All the new funds raised will be released instantly and so be used for Jodies Funeral/Wake/Service

I personally apologise for any inconvenience or stressed caused by this issue which started with PAYPAL not assisting the charity.

Kindest Regards

Maria Quaife
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