Scott Macieira Memorial Fundraiser

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Raised by 351 people in 11 days
Scott Macieira was a son, a dad, a brother and a brother to everyone that touched his heart. He loved the people in his life so very deeply, and showed it in the best way he knew how, laughter. He could make anyone laugh. His South East London charm was enough to make the world smile, even on it's darkest day.

Scott had the ability to light up any room, his happiness was infectious, he was always surrounded by a crowd, and was the life and soul of every party. He grew up in a loving home with his brother, sister and mother in John Ruskin Street, Camberwell. Their house was never empty, his mum had a rotating door and open arms for any of Scott’s friends, which were many.

Scott was one of a kind, he was protective of everyone he loved and would do anything for them, and they all knew it. Knowing Scott was knowing you had a friend for life, he was truly loyal.

Sadly, Scott had a long and painful battle with depression, anxiety and OCD most of his life. After the family tried every route of help the NHS could offer, the right help just wasn't available. With cuts to mental health services, the fight for support was a downhill struggle. Scott began to use alcohol to hide and disguise his pain, this was the beginning of an 8 year battle with alcoholism. He self-medicated the only way he knew how, and didn’t want to burden anyone with his problems, he preferred to confine himself to loneliness so they couldn’t see him in pain, he loved them too much.

Devastatingly, Scott was rushed to hospital on the 23rd of April 2018. His body had finally begun to reject alcohol and was unable to cope with the abuse and he collapsed. After being rushed into A&E, his organs began failing. He spent one week in a critical state and coma, and through a small miracle, he came back to his family and friends for a short time. He spent one week in consciousness, enough time to see everyone that mattered to him, he had a rotating door again, but this time it was for time spent by his hospital bedside. After he’d beat the withdrawal and began to understand the love and support he had around him, he was ready for a reformed life, and it was then that he was taken away again, but this time permanently. Scott died due to unknown causes (the family are awaiting results of his autopsy) on Monday 7th May 2018 at the age of 33.

It is not an overestimation to say, Scott was a very rare breed, his life was as simple as his needs, he loved and he was loved, that was all that mattered to him. He wasn’t interested in novelty, trends or anything meaningless, he was a man of habit and tradition. Words could never express the hole that has been left in the hearts of his family and the people that loved him.

Scott’s life brought his family one very special miracle, he became a father to a beautiful young man called Jude Angelo Macieira. Jude meant the world to Scott, he was the apple of his eye and the reason he fought for as long as he did. Scott achingly dreamt of the day he would be well enough to kick a football with him over the park and would daydream of all the places he would take him. He told his close family that Jude was the light that kept him hanging on and want to fight his illness. Jude’s love for his dad was in mutual exchange, they adored each other and towards the end, Scott became too unwell to be able to see Jude which broke his heart.

In the past few years, Scott’s family have financially supported Scott, and as a result have no savings or ways to pay for the funeral they believe his beautiful spirit and memory deserves. They plan to cremate him in Camberwell, where his grandmother and grandfather were cremated before him, he adored them more than words could ever express. The family would also like to be able to use the same funeral directors his grandmother used for his grandfather, because that is what he would have wanted, and conclude with a wake in the Royal British Legion in Kennington, this is where Scott had his first ever job collecting glasses and was full of memories made by his grandparents. His family understand funerals aren’t cheap, and to make the funeral happen, Scott’s brother and sister have calculated it will cost in excess £7800.

His mother deserves to see her boy send off with dignity, in the way she knows he would have wanted. We’re asking friends, family and anyone touched by his story to donate as little or small as they can afford to ensure Scott’s gets his perfect send off. We also ask you help by sharing this link as far as you can.

The money for the funeral will be deposited to his older brother Alex, who will ensure all services are paid for. Any money raised in excess of Scott’s funeral will be deposited to a fund for Jude, to support him through this difficult time.

The family have less than 2 weeks to raise the funds for the funeral and pray that the generosity of others will enable his wishes to be granted.  Thank you for reading, and we hope his story has the power to save and inspire others.

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We've nearly made it to 12k! The generosity has overwhelmed us all and we are so very greatful. To the anonymous £1000 donation, thank you so so much. Such a generous amount to share, we are so very grateful ❤❤❤❤❤
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Thank you so much! We made 8k!!! Everything else you put forward now goes to this little man, Jude. ❤❤❤
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You have touched every single one of us. Me, my brother and my mother couldn't thank you enough. Over half way in 4 hours ❤
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