As many of you may know by now Paul, a much loved friend by all, died in a tragic accident on the 15th January. Having lived in the Bantham and the Kingsbridge area for over 25 years, Paul’s passing has impacted the lives of many. No people more so than his beloved Partner Elle (34) and daughter Caitlin (15). Both Paul and Elle worked long hours in hospitality. Paul was a talented and hard working professional chef for many years in the Sloop in Bantham and more recently the King Arms in Salcombe. Creative, dedicated with a legacy of helping budding junior chefs thrive. Elle, braves daily early mornings at Captain Morgan’s in Salcombe, ensuring the busy port of fisherman, locals and throng of holiday makers receive a hearty breakfast.
Together for over 8 years, Paul and Elle had a solid foundation based on respect and love for each other and were planning to marry later this year in November. Those that know them could see the fun, delight and humour they shared, their mutual admiration and the rare ability to keep their relationship new and ever growing. They did so whilst opening their hearts and home to all they knew.
To lose someone at any age is devastating but following such a sudden passing there is a future full of commitments and the need to rebuild. Nothing can bring back our beloved friend Paul, but in such uncertain financial times and the cost of living crisis, we hope you can help.
Elle as you know is generous to a fault and would give her last penny to help a friend, never prioritising herself in favour of those she loves. We feel now is the time to return the sentiment. Be it small or large, the appreciation for and the impact of your donation would be huge. We really hope you can help Elle, such a loved, generous and beautiful lady during her healing journey and make it a little bit more stress free.
Both the Kings Arms and The Sloop have kindly offered to take any ‘in person’ offers. Just pop your name on a sealed envelope with the enclosed amount and send me a text on 07771 534662 so I can add.
Again, many thanks, your help at this time will make such a valued difference.