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Hope in the Darkness Campaign

In the heart of Mitchells Plain, a close-knit community, lived Ian James Fillies—a man whose infectious laughter once echoed through every corner, bringing smiles to those around him. But beneath his jovial facade lay a battle unseen, a struggle with the depths of major depression that consumed him whole.

Ian's journey was one marked by highs and lows, but through it all, his two young children remained his beacon of light—their laughter, their innocence, a reminder of the beauty that still existed in his world.

Yet, on the 8th of February 2024, the weight of Ian's burdens became too heavy to bear. In a moment of despair, he made the tragic decision to end his own life, leaving behind a shattered family, engulfed in grief and grappling with the harsh reality of their loss. As news of Ian's passing spread throughout the community, an outpouring of sorrow and disbelief swept through the streets of Mitchells Plain.
We as family, devastated by the loss of our beloved son, brother, and friend, we find ourselves facing yet another challenge.

Friends, family, and kind hearts.....

We come to you today with heavy hearts, seeking your support as we honor the life and memory of our beloved Ian James Fillies. Unfortunately, his sudden departure has left us reeling, not just emotionally, but also financially.

Ian always had a heart of gold, ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Now, as we prepare to bid him farewell, we're reaching out to our community, our extended family, for assistance in ensuring he receives the dignified farewell he deserves.
Your contribution will go towards arranging a fitting funeral and memorial service, a celebration of Ian’s beautiful life and the countless lives he touched. From honoring his favorite hymns to sharing cherished memories, every detail will reflect the essence of his spirit.

We understand that times are tough for many, and any amount you can give, whether big or small, will be immensely appreciated. Your generosity will not only help alleviate the financial burden on Ian’s loved ones but also ensure that he is honored with the respect and love he deserves.

Let's come together, just as Ian would have wanted, to support his final journey and to keep his memory alive in our hearts forever.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Emma and the Fillies Family


Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

Donations to date

R 9 177.00

Donor Messages

Just something small
Condolences to you and your family, we pray the lord make it easier in time
C & A
May God grant you strength and comfort during this time Em and family.
My deepest sympathy Emma.My thoughts and prayers are with u at this difficult time🙏❤️
My condolences emma to you and your family, may he rest in peace 🙏 . I'm so sorry for your loss

Activity feed

Anonymous donated R 1 000 via Hope in the Darkness
27 Feb 2024 R 1 000
Hayley donated R 200 via Hope in the Darkness
24 Feb 2024 R 200
Tara donated R 200 via Hope in the Darkness
21 Feb 2024 R 200
Anonymous donated US $ 8 via Hope in the Darkness
20 Feb 2024 US $ 8
C & A donated R 300 via Hope in the Darkness
18 Feb 2024 R 300