Earlier today I had an email from Debbie’s family about funeral arrangements which is copied below.
We would like to thank everybody for their condolences and tributes to Debbie. We are immensely proud of her and we’re utterly devastated to have lost her, and for disability rights to have lost such an important campaigner. Debbie truly was an incredible human being.
We understand the wide reaching impact which Debbie’s tragic passing has had on so many people. It has been tremendously comforting to read the posts on social media. Naturally there is a loving desire to send cards of condolence or flowers to the family, but we think a far more fitting gesture would be to leave those items in the shops and donate to DPAC to enable them to continue their part in the fight against injustice. That’s what Debbie would have wanted.
The concept of a funeral made little sense to Debbie. She felt that a person could be mourned without the need of such ceremonies. We feel that Debbie would rather have money go towards the cause she dedicated herself so passionately towards and therefore have decided not to have a conventional funeral, but instead we will donate the money saved to DPAC. We hope that people understand that Debbie would have wanted this.
We’re grateful to Debbie’s family for thinking about DPAC at this sad time for us all, but especially for them.
If anyone does want to honour Debbie’s memory then please attend the planned protest this Wednesday, November 16th 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm meet Old Palace Yard, opposite House of Commons if at all possible.
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Disabled People Against Cuts
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