Emily Branje in liue of flowers fund

$17,100 donated
Given by 334 generous donors in 4 weeks

This is a place for others to show support to Emily who was tragically swept away.


On Thursday 26 September Emily was enjoying family time at the Hokitika River mouth. On Saturday the sea returned Emily to the Branje family.

Emily was the precious only child of Patrick and Janine, and loved step daughter of Mandy and Neil.

Emily was vibrant, so very talented with the most contagious personality, she always made those around her laugh. She was a passionate and talented highland dancer and fencer and committed to the environment, a keen speedway fan and went on many 4WD trips with the local club too.

This fund has been set up to establish and help her memory to live on, honour her beliefs and passions, in response to people reaching out and wanting to support the family in liue of flowers.

Abby Briggs' involvement (page creator)

I am a friend and former collegue of Janine. Janine was a rock for me when my daughter was undergoing cancer treatment, and now I want to be part of the army that helps support them through this toughest of times.

Use of funds

These funds will go supporting Emily's family through the initial period of grief and to preserve her memory.

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Latest donations

Rhondda on 24 Oct 2019
Treasure the memories of such a beautiful talented little girl. With deepest sympathy to you all .Rhondda McGlinchy
Melissa on 24 Oct 2019
Sending big hugs Melissa & Warren
Scott on 21 Oct 2019
In memory of a beautiful girl. As parents ourselves we can understand your loss. And we hope this donation can help toward others in your very kind effort. ❤️
Alex on 17 Oct 2019
Sorry for your loss
Hazley family
Hazley family on 15 Oct 2019

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Paying to a verified bank account of Janine Branje
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This page was created on 29 Sep 2019 and closed on 29 Oct 2019.