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Please help Liam to pay for his dads funeral costs

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Jodie Winterburn for Liam Simms

  • $4,226.33 donated
  • 111 generous donors

19 year old Liam not only looked after his 47 yr old dad diagnosed with terminal cancer, he now has to pay for his funeral on his own.

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Liam is 19 years old and lived with his dad Grant in a rented house. From December 2018, Liam looked after his father who was diagnosed with throat cancer at the age of 47, which then spread to his brain and this was found just after the New Year. Suddenly on Sunday 20th January Liams dad died in front of him. He performed CPR and the ambulance tried everything they could also, but unfortunately his dad passed away.

Liam will be applying for the funeral grant through WINZ which will contribute $2000 towards the cost of the funeral, there will be $4000 left to pay. Other family members cannot contribute.

Liam has found a cleaning job starting Monday in the interim to help with living costs, but is barely enough for anything else.

Liam is very brave and mature but has not even had time to grieve for the loss of his dad. I am hoping that with Givealittle, this May ease this burden for him. Any donations towards this is hugely grateful!

Thank you!

Use of Funds:

To contribute towards the cost of Liams dads funeral - $6,000. He is applying to WINZ for the funeral grant of $2,000 so has $4,000 left to pay. Any surplus will help Liam with getting him on his feet, transport for his job, accommodation etc.

Page created by:

Jodie Winterburn


Liam is my daughters boyfriend, who is 19 years old. He is left to pay for his father’s funeral who died of cancer at the age of 47. He has no other support or income just yet and this burden on top of grieving for his dad is too much to bear.

All funds raised benefit:

Liam Simms

Manawatu / Whanganui

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Liam Simms.

  • $4,226.33 donated
  • 111 generous donors

$4,226 donated



This cause page was created on 10 Feb 2019 and closed at 12:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 25 Feb 2019.

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