Alfie Rose's Funeral Fund
This page has been created to raise money to give Alfie the send-off he truly deserves. Any contribution at all would be greatly appreciated, and would help to make his last goodbye one to be treasured by his family, his girlfriend and his friends - as well as anybody else who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Alfie suffered from hydrocephalus from birth. His family did not know whether he would make it, but Alfie being the fighter he was pulled through. Believing he had overcame the condition, he partied, he worked, he caused trouble, he loved and he laughed. Alfie had an extraordinarily positive impact on people around him, as well as a desire and determination to help and support those who needed it. Tragically, the relief he had from hydrocephalus was not permanent. In spring 2016 Alfie started to become ill again and got progressively worse - leading to the untimely death of this brave young boy at the age of just seventeen.
Alfie was charming, cheeky, loyal, kind and would do anything for anybody. He was stylish and unique. It was these qualities that made everybody who met Alfie fall in love with him.
Love defined Alfie.
It is impossible to convey the hole that has been left by his sudden passing. As his departure came at such a young age, his family had made no provisions for this tragic event and they cannot afford the funeral alone. This page has been created in the hope that those who knew and loved Alfie or wish to offer support to his family could give anything at all in order to help give him the send off that he truly deserves.
The pain and grief that Kim (Afie's mum), Gary (Alfie's Dad) April (Alfie's twin sister), Connor and Rhianon (Alfie's siblings) his Grandfather, his Girlfriend (Aimee) and friends are feeling is inconceivable. Even donating a couple of pounds could make the world of difference in making this painful process more bearable.
I am aiming to receive all donations by the 17th of June 2016 in order to get them to the family and help to start proceedings.
On Behalf of all the family, any help (money or otherwise), would mean the world to them.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
Rest In Peace Alfie Rose x
Alfie's family would like me to share details of the service for anyone who wishes to attend - Please see the attached image.
Any questions, please get in touch with me, and I can hopefully find out any information you need.
Rest In Peace Alfie Rose x
Due to the medical circumstances surrounding Alfie's passing, a full inquest is being carried out at the discretion of Her Majesty's Coroner. As a result, there is a delay in arranging Alfie's funeral. As soon as the inquest is finished and arrangements are underway, the family will notify all those who wish to attend the details of the funeral.
With regard to the fund, we have raised a fantastic amount, well over the initial target. The money will make a huge difference to Alfie's family in enabling them to give him a fitting send off - it really is appreciated. If anyone still wishes to donate, please be assured the money from this page will continue to be passed on to the family.
Thank you all so much again.
Rest in peace Alfie Rose x
Kim (Alfie's Mum) has been absolutely overwhelmed by the kind words and generosity of so many people.
Being so close to reaching the target amount, I would like to assure anyone still planning to donate that any extra received will go towards making the funeral even more special. The family are looking into a memorial for Alfie, and they are also searching for a suitable charity to support should there be any funds leftover.
April (Alfie's twin sister) and Aimee (Alfie's girlfriend) are also planning a balloon release at Mary Stevens Park on Saturday in memory of Alfie. Details can be found on the Facebook page by searching for 'Alfie's Balloon Release'.
Once again, thank you so much to everyone for their support. It really has made a huge difference x
I donated directly to your family, anything they need, I'll be there, so you can rest easy brother
R.i.p Alfie. Only lived next door since November but could see what a lovely family you all are.Thoughts with the family x
our love and thoughts are with all the family at this so sad time we have known the a long time God Bless to you all you are in our prayers xxxx
Hope it helps xx don't know you personally but know Claire and know she is a lovely lady willing to help everyone X even me on my first day at a new school X
I would personally like to thank each and everyone of you on behalf of Alfie's family and his girlfriend for your contributions, your generosity is over whelming and it brings us great comfort at this difficult time. We never expected to get so many donations and this truly has touched us. I must also thank everybody who has donated outside of facebook, it really does mean the world to us. There are no words.... Just thank you so much. We will update this page officially later on. Once again, many thanks, Rhianon Xxxx