This blog’s good deed for the day

Advised by a regular reader here you might wish to go here for a moment or two.

A more than usually shitty happenstance of life has led to two parents dying young of cancer (one gone, one going) and thus three about to be orphans. One of whom has just been selected to compete for England at the dance World Cup (that’s a real thing?) which would have made the departed parent proud.

Up to you of course but worth of considerations.

10 thoughts on “This blog’s good deed for the day”

  1. Other than the distressing personal tragedy, I’m not sure what their problems are. The parents’ life insurance will have paid off the mortgage, so they won’t be losing their home. (They didn’t have life insurance? Ok, that means they didn’t have a mortgage, so the home is still safe.) They aren’t dying of cancer so they don’t need a motability car. The two adult children would be best placed to become loco parentis for the 13-year-old, I’d hope a warm-hearted solicitor helped them with that. Otherwise, perfectly everyday adults with dead parents.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    What anon says. Losing both parents when young is shitty, losing them to cancer at the same time rubs in salt, but unless there’s an obvious need for money, and quickly, there’s plenty of other deserving cases.

  3. I agree – we have this obsession about cancer. If their parents had died in a car crash (as probably half a dozen couples with children do every month) no-one would have heard about them.

  4. Biggie

    By the time I checked it, the fund was already up to £200K vs a target of £50K.

    Don’t be a dick for the sake of being a smart-arse.

  5. @Bloke in North Dorset, February 14, 2017 at 11:58 am


    Losing parents when young (21, 18 & 13) is horrible.

    My father died when I was 21 & brother 18. I missed him not seeing me graduate, buy home, marry etc.

    The justgiving plea is grief whoring & virtue signalling.

    Should I start one for my brother and me?

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