On the 17th of July it would have been Blake's 14th Birthday. In his honour, please help us support the Gumboot Friday/I Am Hope Charity.
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On the 17th of July it would have been Blake's 14th Birthday.
As many of you may know, we tragically lost our beautiful, funny, adventurous, brave boy to suicide in December last year. These have been our darkest darkest days, our lives forever changed.
This is the stuff nightmares are made of, and we will do anything in our power to help prevent another family having to travel this heartbreaking journey.
Unfortunately, through our experience it has become glaringly obvious that NZ has massive mental health epidemic on it's hands.
In honour of Blake, we would like to make a 'birthday' donation to Mike King's Gumboot Friday/I Am Hope charity.
Mike and his team have tirelessly advocated for our young NZ'ers in mental health crisis, to give our young people access to free counselling and mental health support.
We would be ever so grateful if you could give-a-little in Blake's memory. Please help Gumboot Friday help our kids.
Thank you...Much love, The Dalley Family.
Truly Amazing 💛 27 August 2021
We are so blown away by your kindness and generosity - nothing we say will even begin to tell you how much we appreciate this. It has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined.
Thank you for every kind message, show of support and prayer.
Thank you for holding our Blake in your thoughts, even if just for a moment.
But thank you most of all for coming together as a community to donate this phenomenal gift to Gumboot Friday in Blake's memory.
Mike, you are inspiring change by bringing this out in the open, we really need to have these tough and vulnerable conversations.
Blake's page is proof that shows how strongly we all feel about helping our young people - and how strongly we feel the need for change.
It breaks our hearts knowing how many people are struggling out there right now. We need to walk beside them and help them navigate this journey however we can ❤
A beautiful thing about Blakey was his generosity. Especially with with his time. Whether it was amusing his little brother and sisters, or teaching a young kid how to skate. He always took that opportunity.
He was thoughtful and giving.... and in some strange way we feel like he is still finding a way to give, from wherever he may be up there 🦋
I am slowly getting through thanking each of you personally, but in the meantime we wanted to touch base to let you know that you have given us something really positive to focus on and we are incredibly grateful for everything.
You are amazing NZ 💚
Take Care & Much Love.. Tash, Seaton, Clayton, Mitchell, Aidan, Mason, Elise and Brooke xx