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Supporting men's battle with mental health and addiction, in memory of the Late Braden Whitcombe

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Community category by Katie Sampson

$2,025 donated

Given by 31 generous donors in 4 weeks


Helping men in need battle mental health and addiction problems, in loving memory of Braden Whitcombe.

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My boyfriend and the love of my life, Braden, passed away on December 27th, 2019 age 32. Me, his friends, and his family were deeply shocked by his sudden passing. Braden had been struggling with many battles throughout his life, but he was such a strong, independent, confident and loving man. He had so much to look forward to in 2020, and was inspired to change his life and improve it for the better, but unfortunately his time was cut short. He was always the life of the party, and an extremely caring man, and everyone who got to know him got to experience his charm.

The organizations I have chosen is Whirlwind, Wellington City Mission, and Recovery First. I have chosen these three organizations to support in memory of Braden, as he was quite concerned with men's mental health and addiction, and felt like the mental health system in New Zealand needed to be improved. I am also in support of this idea as well, and after suffering the pain of his loss, I would not want any other person to experience what me and his friends have gone through. I want to help so no more partners, friends, or family members have to experience preventable loss in their lives.

Men's mental health is not taken as seriously as it should be in New Zealand, and so many men suffer in silence. Please help me, and Braden, assist other men in their battle against mental health and addiction, so they can come out on top and live their lives to the fullest.

Katie Sampson's involvement (page creator)

I am wanting to help men struggling with mental illness and addictions in memory of my late boyfriend, Braden Whitcombe. Experiencing the loss of him has inspired me to help others, so they do not have to endure the pain me and his friends are experiencing

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We've raised over $1,500 AND made it to the front page!! Thank you!  16 January 2020

Posted by: Katie Sampson

Hi all

Thank you so much for your support with this fundraiser. I am overwhelmed by the amount of money we've raised so far, and it just keeps going up. We'eve also made it to the very front page of!!

I can't express how grateful I am for everyone's support, no matter how big the donation. Every bit helps.

Keep fighting brothers! (and sisters)

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  • Andy

    Andy on 07 Feb 2020



  • Ileen

    Ileen on 06 Feb 2020


    In memory of Braden Whitcombe.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 20 Jan 2020



  • Tia

    Tia on 18 Jan 2020



  • Katie

    Katie on 18 Jan 2020


    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, it means the world to me, and I know it would mean the world to Braden too <3


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Created by Katie Sampson
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