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Memorial Bench in Honour of Sam

$2,530 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 55 people in 11 months
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Created September 15, 2018
Hi everyone,

As many of you know, we lost a beautiful soul, Samuel Jacklyn, in July this year to suicide. To honour this amazing boy taken from us all too soon, we would like to install a memorial bench in Sam’s name down at City Beach, as he loved the ocean. The idea is that this bench will be a peaceful place for people to visit, reflect and remember Sam.

We have set up this page for anyone who would like to make a contribution towards memorialising the incredible person Sam was and the impact he had, and still continues to have, on so many lives. The cost of installing the bench is approximately $2500, so that is the goal. No amount is too small and anyone is welcome to contribute. At the same time there is absolutely no obligation to contribute anything - the page has simply been set up as an option for those who feel that they want to help pay tribute.  

Thank you all for your kind donations, it is so greatly appreciated ❤️
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Hi everyone,

Sam’s memorial bench was finally set up yesterday and is now available for everyone to visit ❤️ Maintenance is soon going to arrange some returfing around the seat to make the incline more of a slope, rather than a step and so that the bench blends into the ground more naturally. Attached are some photos of the view, the plaque and the bench itself. It is located just behind and to the left of Clancy’s Restaurant when facing the ocean. Thank you so incredibly much to everyone who donated and helped make this possible - it is so very appreciated and we are forever grateful ❤️
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Hi Everyone!

We finally have a date set for the installation of Sam’s memorial bench. We will be meeting with the Council on the 7th of November to hand over the plaque and finalise the exact location. The bench will then be installed between the 7th and 11th of November. Once it is all set up, please feel free to visit, reflect and remember Sam whenever you want. Once again, thank you all so much for your generous donations which helped us reach our goal so quickly. ❤️
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Hi everyone,

The inspections of potential sites for the memorial bench are now complete and we have confirmed a location! Unfortunately the council won’t allow any more memorials to be placed along the frontline of the coast, as there are already too many. However, we have locked in a nice spot not much further back. It’s under a nice pine tree, just to the left of Clancy’s Fish Pub and still has ocean views and a nice surrounding grass area for picnics etc. (See attached photos). We are now working on arranging the plaque, which will be fixed onto the bench. If all goes to plan, the bench should be up and ready within the next month or so!

Again, thank you all so so much for your donations and support ❤️
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Hi Everyone!

Spoke to Cambridge Council this morning and they are just finishing up with inspecting possible locations for the bench down at City Beach. Hoping to have a finalised location by the end of this week or start of next ❤️
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$2,530 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 55 people in 11 months
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