On Friday 14th December 2018 Martin Rickford sadly passed away unexpectedly.
As his only remaining family myself and my father are now faced with large funeral expenses which we are finding impossible to get together . Martin sadly did not have any funeral plan or savings , the sudden and emotional circumstances of his death means no one was prepared for this and it has now left my family with a huge worry and stress over the Christmas holidays . Unfortunately neither myself or my father are eligible for a DWP bereavement grant .. this is due to us not claiming state benefits .
My father is reluctant to ask for help but I don’t see any other way of giving my uncle the send of he deserves without asking for the kindness and generosity of others .
We kindly ask if anyone can donate a contribution however big or small toward the funeral cost .
The total cost of just the funeral ceremony alone is £2995 . This is for a basic funeral and cremation.
We understand Christmas is a financially hard time for most families, and Christmas has sadly lost its meaning .. it is not about how many presents you have under your tree .. but how many people are around your table.
I hope this page helps us raise enough money to celebrate martins life and to say our final goodbyes . I thank everybody that has/will/can donate and even if you can’t thank you for having us in your thoughts . Treasure everyone that is close to you ... kiss and hug your children daily ... tell your mum and dad you love them .. life is not promised .. build memories .
Lots of love and merry Christmas xx