Support for The Burford Family

£31,432 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 362 people in 35 months
Last Thursday, the unthinkable happened... Richard Burford suddenly left this world well before his time leaving behind his wonderful wife and three beautiful children all under the age of 2.5. This tragic event has ripped apart a loving family and left so many people who loved Richard reeling.

In order to help his family through his extremely difficult time, we decided to set up this fund. Richard was the sole income earner for the family as Sara had her hands full with their 3 toddlers. The idea is that anyone who can and wants to is able to help Richard's family cope with the unexpected costs associated with his untimely death and also help with other expenses in the coming months for his children and wife, maybe even for the future. 

Richard was the kind of man who filled up a room when he walked in. He was extremely smart and quick witted - attracting a huge circle of friends. His loss has left a huge hole in the hearts of so many.

All funds will go to Sara in support of her and their children. 

Your help is greatly appreciated. 



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Update 3
Posted by Julia Burford
35 months ago
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For those who are not already aware of the funeral but would like to know, Sara has asked me to post the details on her behalf on this site as a way of reaching all friends of Richard's.

A service will be held on Wednesday the 24th of February in St. Bede's Chapel, Teeside Crematorium at 2pm. We will be continuing to the Twisted Lip after the service to celebrate Richard's life. x
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Update 2
Posted by Julia Burford
35 months ago
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Words cannot begin to express our gratitude, but I'll try. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, friends and family alike.

Richard was a big hearted man who touched the lives of so many, he always wanted the best for everyone and helped so many along the way. He had big dreams and set out to make them come true. He worked so hard to make sure we could do the same for our children.

Your generosity has taken away the worry for the immediate future and beyond. Every penny raised will help give a piece of Daddy back to our children, and I am eternally grateful.

All our love,
Sara, William, Lucy and Kate
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Update 1
Posted by Julia Burford
35 months ago
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Wow! We are so touched by the massive amount of support we have received for Sara and her three beautiful children.

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed. The family is truly blown away by the generosity of you all and all within a 24 hour period. It goes to show what a great guy Richard was and how many wonderful people there are out there who care enough about another family to want to make a difference.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

A special thank you also from Sara who has been overwhelmed by all those who are willing to support her. Your messages and gestures are helping her through these difficult days.

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Sarah Louise Thurlow
35 months ago

Devastating news for a beautiful family. Sending lots of love to Sara,William,Kate and Lucy.x

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Oyekunle PlayMice Elijah
35 months ago

R.I.P Richard

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Gemma Gouder
35 months ago

Hope the funds help ease the pressure on Sara at such a difficult time. RIP Richard x

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Francine Toki
35 months ago

Always part of our family xox

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Janelle Chambers
35 months ago

Thinking of you guys! Xo Janelle & Neil

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Rebecca Donaghy
35 months ago

It's only a small amount but when people rally together amazing things can happen. Sending lots of love and strength to you from NZ xxx

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£31,432 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 362 people in 35 months
Created February 15, 2016
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AW
£20
Andrew wetherley
33 months ago

Sorry for your loss hope this small amount helps you in some way

AW
£200
Andrew Whittington
33 months ago
MO
£100
Marcus Oaten
33 months ago

I can't put it in words at the moment, apart from this donation doesn't feel like its enough.

SM
£50
Sandeep Murray
33 months ago
KF
£100
kevin flood
33 months ago

Our thoughts are with you and the Burford family

£1,000
Anonymous
33 months ago
DC
£70
Diliny & Stéphane Corlosquet
34 months ago
EW
£664
Elliot Ward
34 months ago

We were doing a pub quiz when we first heard about Richard. We decided that night on top of anything else, we would try to win the jackpot for him. It's taken us until now but here you go, on behalf of all the guys at Fluxus.

AP
£200
Amigos Pizza
34 months ago

We've known saiphon for years she's the loveliest lady you would ever meet so sorry for your loss!

SH
£200
Steve Hewison
34 months ago
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We hope this donation helps in some way. Taken far too soon. Guisborough Round Table

Sarah Louise Thurlow
35 months ago

Devastating news for a beautiful family. Sending lots of love to Sara,William,Kate and Lucy.x

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Oyekunle PlayMice Elijah
35 months ago

R.I.P Richard

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Gemma Gouder
35 months ago

Hope the funds help ease the pressure on Sara at such a difficult time. RIP Richard x

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Francine Toki
35 months ago

Always part of our family xox

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Janelle Chambers
35 months ago

Thinking of you guys! Xo Janelle & Neil

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Rebecca Donaghy
35 months ago

It's only a small amount but when people rally together amazing things can happen. Sending lots of love and strength to you from NZ xxx

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