The family of Eddie Kweka are raising money to have his ashes flown back to his birthplace in Tanzania. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
Funds are continuing to flow in to help send the ashes of Eddie Kweka back to his family in Tanzania.
Mr Kweka, who attended Dubbo Senior College, died on January 25, aged 18.
A mycause page was set up by his stepmother Taryn Kelly in February and has since reached $2685.
The aim is to raise $15,000 which will be used to cover the costs of cremation and having his ashes flown to his birthplace in the Kilimanjaro region.
Ms Kelly, along with Mr Kweka’s two sisters and his father, will travel to Tanzania in April.
“The amount we’ve raised so far, it doesn’t quite cover the bill for the funeral director so the whole expense of travelling hasn’t been covered. But every little bit helps,” Ms Kelly said.
“People have been very generous and a lot of people have helped us who don’t even know who we are.”
There have been 69 people who have donated on the mycause page, which has been shared across social media about 1300 times.
A money tin has also been set up by Mr Kweka’s friends at the Dubbo RSL Aquatic and Health Club.
“We’re leaving on the 16th April and I’ll keep fundraising up until that day,” Ms Kelly said.
Ms Kelly said she was very grateful to all the people who had donated so far.
Donations can be made at 梧桐夜网mycause南京夜网419论坛/page/118045/in-memory-of-edward-eddie-kweka.
Any additional money raised will be donated to charity organisation Youth Off the Streets.
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