Jason’s update: Sunmaras funeral tomorrrow 19 December 2019
Hi everyone. I’d like to say a few words so here we go - I am concerned for our community youth after our farewell to Sunmara on Friday. Because of my concern I’d like you all to respect my wishes, please no cell phones during the service or at the cemetery when we put our soldier to rest. The last thing I want is some of our youth feeling down later in the night and looking back at videos of the service. A complete ban on cell phone recording. I’d also like parents or caregivers to be aware of your teenagers needs and support them to and after the service on Friday during the grieving process. Monitor them, monitor there alcohol consumption and monitor were they are. Please watch and look out for your kids while they grieve. If there any concern for son, daughter, friend or stranger please use the following support that has been put in place, Cat Emergency- 0800 218 219. Community support, nation wide - 0800 222 955 . All medical surgery’s in Ashburton have a support ready if needed. G.P, HI737. I know you kids need to grief, trust me I know all about it. But please, can you all be home by Saturday morning, with your parents or caregivers. We are not going to be down and out, we are not going to cry or be sad! We are going to celebrate the memories and love we had for these girls. If I can be strong then everyone else can be to. Chin up. Ashburton going to rumble on Friday. Our soldier getting a true hero’s send off.