Charity donation in memory of local man


The 30th December 2018 was a sad day for the Windsor family when the well-known sound of Jim Windsor’s laughter was heard for the last time.   Jim Windsor was a larger than life character who always enjoyed a joke and was the life and soul of any party – usually in fancy dress!  Jim suffered a heart attack leaving his family and friends heartbroken without him.

Jim, 48 years old, was the son of the late Keith and Diane Windsor and had lived in Oswestry all his life.  He had a love of vintage lorries and worked with a number of different transport companies throughout the years.   Jim was the much loved brother of Chris and Karen and brother in law of Jane.    He was also a loving father, leaving behind his sons, Kieren, Jordan and Taylor.

Following Jim’s death a close family friend, Nick Martindale, wanted to do something to help the family and to help with the costs of his funeral.   A Crowd Funding page was set up and very quickly the local community started to show just how much Jim was thought of.  Incredibly £5290.00 was raised from the Crowd Funding page and cash donations.

The monies raised were used to give Jim the send-off he deserved and it was decided that any monies left over would be donated to Hope House Children’s Hospices.  Hope House was a charity close to Jim’s heart as he and his family had received bereavement support from them when his 2 year old son Harvey died from a rare form of cancer.

Jim’s family have recently visited Hope House with a cheque for £1090.21.  The family would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped them out in difficult times and showed their love for Jim by donating in his memory.  The monies donated to Hope House will mean that other families suffering the death of a child will not suffer alone and will get the help and support that they need.

 

  • Published on 13th April 2019