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Fund Set Up In Memory Of Dean and Charlie Lowe

A charitable fund has been set up in memory of father and son Dean and Charlie Lowe.

Islanders have come together to raise money since the tragic deaths of 48 year old Dean and 11 year old Charlie, who were hit by a vehicle in Grouville in August as they walked home.

More than £53,000 has been donated in their names so far.

Now, the Jersey Community Foundation is working with the family to manage the Dean and Charlie Lowe Legacy Fund.

They would like the fund to support people in the arts and music, disadvantaged islanders and the development of people with learning disabilities - causes that were close to the Dean and Charlie's hearts.

Dean worked at Jersey Employment Trust, supporting people who have a disability or long-term health condition in the workplace.  He was also part of a band and performed regularly at venues around the island.

Family friends say the apple did not fall far from the tree in regards to Charlie, who enjoyed performing at St Clement's School.

Ashleigh, Dean’s fiancé and Charlie’s Mum, says:

"We have been overwhelmed by the public support shown for Dean and Charlie. During a time of profound grief and shock, it has been such a comfort and a point of pride to see how loved my son and his father were within our community.

To ensure the funds are properly administered to charities Dean and Charlie would have approved of, and that honours the spirit of the donations, we have chosen to work with JCF. JCF have excellent links with the charitable and not-for-profit community here in Jersey and we will work with them to establish the parameters for the Lowe’s Legacy Fund.”

The JCF has previously worked with the family of Kezia Mason, a young teenager who took her own life in 2022, distributing money donated in her memory and raised through a now annual charity event, Run4Kezia.

"We hope that the good work done through the Lowe’s Legacy Fund will go some way to help our community heal.” - Anna Terry, CEO of Jersey Community Foundation.

Applications for funding will open via the JFC website in the spring of 2024.

Tickets for the Lowe's Legacy Gig - a musical fundraiser taking place this weekend (25 November) at Chambers - have sold out, but people wishing to donate can do so online.

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