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April Jones Donations To Go To African Child

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April Jones Donations To Go To African Child

Post by sallypelt on 25.09.13 22:09


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Re: April Jones Donations To Go To African Child

Post by Guest on 25.09.13 22:14

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Absolutely. I'm moved. A life most sadly, cruelly lost and another one given the possibility to survive and grow.
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Post by listener on 25.09.13 23:25

What a wonderful gesture from Aprils family. Bravo!

It might not be the millions that the other parents got, but it clearly shows the difference between the two families.
One side is overcome with grief and later makes this marvelous gift, in remembrance. The other side go jogging, wont answer questions from the officials trying to find their daughter and cloud their financial gain from their benefactors (and everyone else)!
The difference between the two families is really quite unmeasurable.
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Re: April Jones Donations To Go To African Child

Post by Guest on 26.09.13 9:04

@listener wrote:What a wonderful gesture from Aprils family. Bravo!

It might not be the millions that the other parents got, but it clearly shows the difference between the two families.
One side is overcome with grief and later makes this marvelous gift, in remembrance. The other side go jogging, wont answer questions from the officials trying to find their daughter and cloud their financial gain from their benefactors (and everyone else)!
The difference between the two families is really quite unmeasurable.
You put it far more eloquently than I ever could.

The dignity of the Jones family is beyond words.
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Post by russiandoll on 26.09.13 9:27

The funeral just announced on UK news, reporters there so I hope they keep a respectful distance and there is no zoom in on the grieving family and close friends. The African child was mentioned and the fund money. Good on them for donating that to a child of April's age. May that child have the education and wonderful life that has been denied to their beloved daughter.

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Post by plebgate on 26.09.13 9:31

roses roses roses All so very, very sad.

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 13:23

Very sad, and the poor parents having to wait almost a year to hold the funeral..........



April Jones: Hundreds attend Machynlleth funeral

The white and pink decorated hearse made its way through the town to St Peter's Church


The funeral service for April Jones has taken place in her hometown of Machynlleth, mid Wales.

Her white coffin was transported from her family home to St Peter's Church in a white and glass hearse, drawn by two white horses wearing pink feather plumes.

Hundreds of mourners followed the procession and lined the streets.

Five-year-old April was murdered by 47-year-old Mark Bridger almost a year ago.

Members of the search and rescue team that helped look for April were lined up outside the church. As the carriage arrived, police saluted and bowed their heads.

A poignant montage of images of April played on a flat screen TV taken from the family's own album of images.

Opening the service, the Reverend Kathleen Rogers, told the congregation: "There is nothing to express the grief, the shock, the pain, the emptiness, the anger, the despair which overwhelms us.




A poem about April by local resident Jim Marshall was read out at the service


"We honestly come before you asking for strength in time of darkness.

"We have come together to remember April in the presence of God. We have come to celebrate her short life and grieve together, to say goodbye.

"It's a bittersweet moment. Our hopes and dreams have changed because April has been taken from us.

"But you know, we come also with a sense of thanksgiving for the many ways that April touched our lives and those with whom she came into contact.

"For a five-year-old she touched a great many lives... for Paul, Coral, Jazmin and Harley, April was and is extra special.

"But she touched us all and we think and feel differently because of the difference she made to us.

"Today, here in this place, she is linking us all together in grief. Yet, grief goes hand in hand with love.

"In whatever way we express our grief, it shows our love for April. And surely that is the most important thing for any human being of whatever age, simply to be loved."

April Jones disappeared almost a year ago

Two poems were read at the funeral both written by a local man Jim Marshall.

The first was called 'April' and was read by Sian Calban, a teacher at April's school.

The second poem was called 'An Autumn Night' and was read by head teacher Gwenfair Glyn.

Following a traditional service of hymns and prayers, Mrs Rogers said: "Each sunrise, each sunset we will remember April."

April's coffin was then carried from the church to the strains of Emeli Sande's Read All About It.

Donations made at the service will be used to sponsor a five-year-old girl in Africa, the town's vicar has said.

April was abducted by Bridger while playing near her home in Machynlleth on 1 October last year, sparking the biggest missing person search in UK police history.

Bridger was jailed for life after being found guilty at Mold Crown Court in May following a month-long trial.

COMMUNITY SHOWS UNITY WITH MACHYNLLETH


A service paying tribute to April Jones took place in Welshpool on Thursday at the same time as her funeral in Machynlleth - nearly 40 miles away.
April's favourite song, believed to be Black Heart by the girl band Stooshe, was played, and a specially-written poem by a local resident was read at the service outside the town hall.
Traffic was stopped in the town's main street while a minute's silence was observed and local vicar Steve Wilson led people in prayer. Mayor John Meredith also addressed the service.
Welshpool town clerk Robert Robinson said April's death touched so many people that the town council felt it had to mark her funeral.


Despite one of the biggest search operations in police history, April's body has never been found but police recovered tiny fragments of bone at Bridger's home.

Mrs Rogers said donations would be used to sponsor a child in Uganda, via the charity World Vision.

"It is a little girl of five from Uganda and it's all done in memory of April," she said, explaining she would be sponsored until she completed her education.

"Other donations will be an extra gift for the girl, her family and her village to use as they need. The parish will receive regular updates and photographs about the girl as she grows up," she added.

Ms Rogers said it was important the family has a chance to say their goodbyes properly.

"It's hopefully a beginning of an ending, a beginning of an acceptance perhaps of this awful tragedy that has happened," she said.

"Everybody needs that and more so perhaps in this case because it's been such a horrific case.

"The police didn't find April's body but following the inquest what we do have are some of her remains that we are able to bury.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-24275423
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Post by Cristobell on 26.09.13 14:02

RIP April, and bless your dear family who are in so much pain, our hearts go out to you all.

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Re: April Jones Donations To Go To African Child

Post by tiny on 26.09.13 14:05

What a lovely gesture by Aprils parents, RIP April
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Re: April Jones Donations To Go To African Child

Post by aquila on 26.09.13 14:35

My heart goes out to the family of April Jones' family today. The Jones family and the community of Machynlleth have shown decency, integrity, humanity, spirit and their innate goodness in every step of this tragedy has shone like a beacon. The church has been a place of great comfort both during the search for April and in today's farewell. The decision of April's parents and the community to support a single child's education is wonderful.

The police, search teams and everyone involved in finding what happened to April are to be commended not only for their professionalism but for going that extra mile.

The Press did their job too and played a reasonably good part until today at the funeral. I realise that reporting on the funeral of April Jones is necessary for the Press and a good thing for all of us but whilst watching Sky News there was a photographer - a git - who ran across the road in front of the funeral procession. Find this man and ask him what was so desperate about his photo opportunity that he lost all sense of respect for the family, for April's life and the dignity of this solemn occasion.
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