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Support Robyn Hewetson to bring her son Gwill home

Closed Cause page created in the New Zealanders category by Kaylene Moore for Robyn Hewetson

  • $19,306.00 donated
  • 194 generous donors

Support Robyn and her family to deal with the tragic loss of Gwillym Hewetson, and to help bring him home from Switzerland.

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(Update 14th Nov) Thank you to everyone who has supported Robyn to bring Gwill home. Robyn is working with authorities to secure the birth certificate needed (can take up to three months) to allow him to fly. As soon as that comes through, Robyn will make her way to London to collect Gwill's ashes and bring him home via Australia. The generous support from everyone has meant Robyn can take time off work and travel to bring Gwill home. Thank you!

15th Oct) Robyn's son Gwillym Michael Hewetson died suddenly last week in Berne Switzerland in a terrible accident while he was doing what he loved to do most, flying.

Robyn and her family are now left with navigating the challenge of finding and returning Gwill to his loved ones from one of the most expensive countries in the world.

Gwill's sister Frith and her boys, Rowan and Thaeo, are here in Hawkes Bay, and Gwill’s step sister from London has gone to Switzerland to help with the official process of releasing his body and bringing him home.

This Give-A-Little page has been set up by Robyn's Friends (She took some convincing!) to help her and her family deal with the mounting cost in dealing with overseas authorities, funeral services and other associated costs during this dreadful time.

Robyn is the first to jump at the chance to help others without reservation, this is our chance to help her... however small.

A little about Gwillym - From Robyn

Gwillym was a person who lived every moment to the full. He has been a Movie Editor for the last 16 years.

In the last years he became a sky diver, and then a base jumper and then a Wing Suit Flyer. Gwill’s first word was “See!”

And his work, first as an Editor and then as a Flyer, have shown that this was his key sense - a seeing of the world and life.

He lived life to the full and made so many friends. He toured the world living his passion. His latest year has been full of flying. I was lucky enough to agree to let him take me on a tandem sky dive in Hawaii, how grateful I am to have this happy memory to hold onto for life.

Use of Funds:

Costs associated with finding and bringing Gwill home, funeral, memorial and related expenses.

Page created by:

Kaylene Moore

Hawke's Bay

I am a friend of Robyn's who runs a tech business and have been asked to set up this page on her behalf. Her friends and friends of Gwill want a way to help the family bring him back from Switzerland.

All funds raised benefit:

Robyn Hewetson


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Robyn Hewetson.

  • $19,306.00 donated
  • 194 generous donors

$19,306 donated

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This cause page was created on 11 Oct 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 10 Jan 2019.

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