James Clifford Downes Memorial Fundraiser

  • US$6,800.00
    raised of $1,000.00 goal goal
680% Funded
75 Donors
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James Clifford Downes tragically passed away on May 6th 2023 by his own hands, we are a group of his friends that are organizing this fundraiser in James' honor, with the goal to assist his family, and to help raise awareness of mental health issues, so that others in a similar position can find the help they need.

James had an impact on so many people and so many areas it's hard to put into words. Anything James put his mind to he excelled in and brought his infectious sense of humour, charisma and generosity with him. From comedy, music all the way to wrestling, many people remember James as a face that made them feel welcome. We all wish to come together and remember James' impact by helping a cause he supported and making his passing less of a financial burden on his family.

The money that is raised through this fund-raiser will be split two ways, with an even 50/50 split, between:

  1. James' family, to help cover some of the costs that inevitably come with situations as these (family travel costs, repatriation of body, funeral costs etc).
  2. A donation to MindHK, a charity in Hong Kong focused on mental health awareness.

We have set the fundraising bar relatively low, at 1,000USD, but there is no real upper limit, we will keep donations open until July 31st, at which time it will end and we send out the money to it's recipients.

A fair warning to his HK friends: Donations are made in USD, not HKD, so make sure take that into account when entering the amount you wish to donate.

P.S. for full transparency I want to inform everyone that this donation platform does take a fee of 4% on all donations, and on top of that there is a 2.9% credit card fee, meaning 93.1% of your donation will go to the family and MindHK.

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2023
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  • Joe & Eliza
  • Donated on Jul 29, 2023
$20.00
  • Joseph Chan
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
  • Love you James! Because of you, there are more cares and love generated in the world! ❤️

$400.00
Aug 09

Campaign finalized, and donations sent forward

Update posted by Kari Gunnarsson at 02:47 pm

Hey everyone, I just want to take the time to thank everyone who donated, and give a quick update.We ended up with total donations of 6,800HKD, which after conversion (at an unfortunately not ideal rate, by our credit card provider (stripe)), was ~52,000 HKD. Subtracting fees (platform and credit card). . . . .

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75 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2023
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  • Joe & Eliza
  • Donated on Jul 29, 2023
$20.00
  • Joseph Chan
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
  • Love you James! Because of you, there are more cares and love generated in the world! ❤️

$400.00
  • FLM
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
  • This is the fundraising from the bar sales of FLM on the memorial. Thanks for all your contributions. 🙏

$250.00
  • Jacky Hardman
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2023
  • Dear James we met through my son Ben and later we did an Access Course together in Taunton. We had so many laughs and you lit up the room. We worked through this course together and was so pleased we kept in contact regularly ever since, even when your career took off and you relocated to Hong Kong. You have made such a difference to many people’s lives, and certainly touched my heart. I would love to come to your memorial if someone can tell me when it is please. Life will not be the same and I will miss your posts and comments on fb. You were brighter than a firework and we are so sad you needed to leave us. RIP young man, I was honoured to know you ❤️❤️

$75.00
  • Nikki Davies
  • Donated on Jul 24, 2023
  • Sorry I couldn’t make the memorial ♥️

$50.00
  • Katrina Rafferty
  • Donated on Jul 23, 2023
  • Love and hugs to all James’ family and friends xoxo

$50.00
  • Benjamin Hardman
  • Donated on Jul 23, 2023
  • I knew and loved you back in our late teens/early twenties. I admired you and wish we stayed in contact. James you were one of a kind and will be missed by more people than you’ll ever know

$40.00
  • Flo Chan
  • Donated on Jul 22, 2023
  • Dear James, I’m so sorry I can’t make it to your funeral service. Daisy has hand foot and mouth and it’s highly infectious. I just want to say that you were always so kind, fun-loving and cheerful when we talked. Our last exchange was about supporting you as a wrestler! I just wish I didn’t miss all the chances to see you shine and hate that having little kids have made me done this. Again even for your funeral. James I hope your having a great time wherever you are, whatever you believe. You deserve the best and I hope you have found peace. We all miss you. Much love, Flo

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  • Bryan Bentley
  • Donated on Jul 22, 2023
  • Gonna miss him so much!!

$1100.00
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US$6,800.00
raised of $1,000.00 goal
680% Funded
75 Donors