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David Stafford Finney Memorial

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Raised by 298 people in 6 months
Created February 2, 2019
David Finney was a proud man, an man that devoted his life to helping others. A man that no one could call selfish, he was loved by every person whom had the honour of meeting him. He was truly a genuine person, whose soul will be forever cherished. Dave was a devoted and loving son, brother, uncle, husband, mate but most of all beloved father to Kate and Kayne.  Dave is an ex-serviceman of the Royal Australian Navy, whom after 20 years of devoted service suffered the horrible effects of PTSD. He spoke openly and proudly about his service and was never one to hide the suffering he was dealing with. He had all the love and support in the world from everyone around him. You only have to google his name and you will be brought to tears by words he spoke and openly wrote for all others to read and benefit from. Dave recently lost his battle with the demons that his horrible suffering had caused, he left behind an amazing an beautiful daughter - Kate aged 10. After all the giving Dave solely gave to others, it is only fitting that we bind together and help provide the support and love to Dave's family, but most of all Kate.  All the proceeds raised here, will be given to Kate in attempt to provide her the love and support she needs. An angel, whom has lost her God. The proceeds will be given to Gemma, Kate's mum as the beneficiary. May you rest in peace brother, you watch is done. Forever in our hearts, forever in our thoughts. We will always love you. https://davestafford.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/these-medals-arent-free/  https://au.news.yahoo.com/saving-refugees-family-tragedy-aussie-sailor-reveals-harrowing-trauma-071128738.html https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-navy-sailor-dave-finney-saves-drowning-man-in-hawaii/news-story/7662481488cabd92e19807cf3031c8f7  https://davestafford.wordpress.com/author/davestafford/ 
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On ANZAC Day through the generosity, love and support we reached the goal of raising $20000 for Kate. The support that has been shown for Dave and his daughter is incredible and a true testament to the person he is. Thank you
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Hi all, I just wanted to take the opportunity to give everyone that has donated an update.

Thank you to all the amazing people that have donated to this fund, helping Kate in anyway we possibly can after the loss of Dave.

Kate has said that she would like to "buy a horse in memory of her dad and go on the holiday to climb a mountain when she is 13", a promise that Dave made to his princess.

Whilst we are all still grieving the loss of Dave, the intention with this fund is to close it at the end of March and transfer the funds to Kate. As it stands we have raised over $19000, such an incredible effort and I thank each and everyone of you. I know that we have had a huge impact with Kate and helping her through these tough times.

Dave, we miss you dearly. But know that we will all do what we can ensuring Kate knows the legacy you left behind and helping her where ever we possibly can.
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Hi all. An update from Dave's mum regarding Dave's final journey

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David will be travelling with a mate this week. A service will be held at Harrison's funeral home, Golden Grove Road, Ridgehaven SA at 14.00 on Monday 18th February, followed by a short service at Golden Grove cemetary, David's final resting place. As a start I have booked all rooms at The Comfort Inn Enfield. I have inspected the rooms and they are basic and clean. I have arranged for discount and you must mention you are there for David to get a room. Please phone them asap on 08 8262 2748 ASAP as I can't hold rooms for long, there is a festival on in Adelaide and accommodation may be difficult. If you are in a dire financial situation and can get here, we have limited offers of accommodation in peoples homes. If you live in Adelaide and are David's friend, and can offer accommodation, please PM me. The motel is approx 600m from David's wake. If numbers permit a bus (please let me know if you would like to use the bus service) will be organised from motel to service to cemetary back to motel or wake. Address for wake will not be posted on FB. I will follow up with booking up a further motel if required with same deal. Please let me know if the first one books out. Please understand my inbox is full and most questions are easier answered on fb under this post on either my timeline or David's. I am sorry to make this post so formal, as a family we are very concerned for your grief. We need you to be safe and we need you to reach out to one another. In leiu of floral tributes we request that a donation be made to Veterans 360 Australia, a charity for veterans at risk of suicide. If not for them, and the people surrounding him, we may have lost David sooner than we did. We need to make a serious effort to find support for this injury. I would love to be the last mother, the last family, the last friends to experience this situation. Sadly, we won't be, and that's not ok.
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Just want to thank each and every one of you for the Love and Support being shown to Dave and Kate via this campaign . The huge level of generosity being shown is a true testament to how loved Dave is. We are so overwhelmed at how far this page has reached and money that has been raised. To have raised almost $15000 for Kate is incredible. We will continue to fund raise until after Dave has made his final journey and is laid to rest. Once again thank you everyone for their support.
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