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Help give this hero a proper goodbye

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Aimee Laing for Erin May Nelson

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  • 170 generous donors
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Rob was shot to death while protecting his girlfriend, we are raising funds to assist with funeral expenses

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Rob died doing what he did best, looking after those he loved. On the night of 7th July 2018, Rob was killed when an armed intruder broke into his girlfriends house and opened fire while they were getting ready for bed. Rob heroically shielded his girlfriend from the bullets with his body and tragically died at the scene. He was only 23. Rob was a kind soul, a beloved son, brother and friend. He was extremely well liked, happy guy and his sudden and violent loss is shattering to his family and friends.

On top of this heartbreaking loss, Rob's family is not a position to pay for a funeral, and not the kind of send off such heroism deserves. They have applied for a grant but there's no guarantee this will be approved.

We are hoping to raise funds to help ease this burden for them. All proceeds from this page will be paid to his sister Erin.

Erin describes her brother as her "best friend" and a "fun, happy guy" with a "bright future".

"He was a year older than me. His name was Robert and I am Erin so we were Burt and Ernie you know. It is absolutely gutting for us. He had such a bright future. He was a chef and just getting his apprenticeship sorted out and about to move on to real nice restaurant soon.

He will be remembered as the fun, happy guy. He always had a smile on his face and a little sparkle in his eye. He was the life of the party and has been taken so savagely. The family loves him and the world lost a really great person. He has touched a lot of people's lives and they are now going to be missing such a bright person"

Let's all give a little and help give Rob an amazing send off.

Use of funds:

Raising funds to help with funeral costs. Any extra funds will be paid out to Erin to help the family cover bills during their grief

Page created by:

Aimee Laing


Rob and Erin are both employees along with their brother and mother. Rob's tragic death has been a blow to them all and we are collecting funds on their behalf.

All funds raised benefit:

Erin May Nelson


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Erin Nelson.
“Bad memories fade, good last a lifetime .”
“All my love Erin & family 💕”
“Wishing u a beautiful send off love you ur family I never knew you but urve touched my heart ❤️ FLY HIGH MATE”
“So sad to hear about this. Words can not express..our thoughts are with you guys”
“Prayers of strength n courage to your family and may you rest in love rob”
“In Gods Hands Is The Life Of All Living Things, And The Breath Of Every Human Being . My Thoughts And Prayers Are with Your Family Robert , And Of Course You. Much Love To You All xxx”
“Sending all my love, thinking of you at this incredibly sad time xo”
“So sorry for your loss. Karma will have its day but for now support and love each other as he would have done for you by the sounds of the sort of person he was. Heavens gained another angel too soon :-(”
“We’re gonna miss the sound of you hitting the heavy bag mate. RIP”
“Thoughts with family and friends.”
  • $7,163.14 donated
  • 170 generous donors

$7,163 donated


  Closed This cause page was created on 08 Jul 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 22 Jul 2018.

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