Help to keep Shaun's dream alive

Please help this little girl stay with her father as long as possible.

In April 2017, my elder brother Shaun was diagnosed with terminal Liver cancer. He was given between 6 months and a year to live if he didn’t react positively to Chemotherapy.

The Chemotherapy has slowed the progression of his cancer, but he has suffered a great deal of pain and the treatment has taken a huge toll on his body, allowing him to work only minimally. As a skilled engineer he was fortunate enough to have the support of his work place to take the time he needed between Chemo sessions to be able to work, but it has been challenging. However, as a contractor this has severely reduced his earnings as he is paid for actual work done.

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[Half way through]
[Last one for now]

Shaun first arrived in the UK five years ago from South Africa to make a new life for him and his family (we have ancestral heritage with our late grandfather hailing from Scotland). They settled in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, where he had secured a job.

 Since arriving they have become a part of the local community with Shanre even ‘adopting’ herself a new Ouma and Oupa (Grandmother and Grandfather).


Like many other families, my family has suffered a great deal from Cancer; our father passed away last May from complications brought about due to a prolonged battle with Bladder cancer.

With a small child in the house Ria, Shaun’s wife, has become a full time carer, and has not been able to pursue her career of front end operations and logistics support that she excelled at in South Africa.

Supporting Shaun and my father before that, has used all of the family’s savings.

We are trying to raise funds specifically to cover the following;

Government and Legal fees to obtain indefinite leave to remain in the UK for the family which comes to approximately £9,000, due to be paid with the next three months. The application is being done now in March 2018.

If we cannot raise these fees then Shaun will have to return to South Africa and without medical insurance treatment will be impossible. This is a scenario that I don't even want to think about.

Funeral costs which are average to be around £4,000. Hopefully won’t need this for a while.

Funds so that Ria can update her work skills to enable her to support herself and Shanre once Shaun passes on.

Ideally any extra funds will go towards supporting Shaun on an ongoing basis so that during the periods where he cannot work he can focus on trying to stay as healthy as possible and spend time with his family.

If you live in the Brixworth area and would like to help in other ways, please do contact me.

Please help if you can, share our fund or any donation.

Thanking you humbly.

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Martin Bruwer 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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