In the wake of Glen Crossland’s tragic passing last week, his colleague Liam Gilroy has launched a fundraiser to help his family.
Gilroy, the marketing director of Walnut Creative, the marketing agency that Glen founded, set up a GoFundMe yesterday (16 June) with a goal of raising £4,000. But at the time of writing, that total has already been surpassed, reaching nearly £7,500.
Gilroy wrote on the funding page: “Let’s give something back for someone as selfless as Glen and help to support his family in this, their darkest time. Money will be the last thing on their mind but they will undoubtedly have expenses to cover and if even a small burden we can lift, it will make a difference.
“Glen has touched so many people’s lives and made a positive impact on the world. We all knew his passion, energy and enthusiasm and it rubbed off on so many people down every road he travelled. His family, Alex and the boys are his legacy and we must make sure Glen’s love for us all is paid back to ensure they are taken care of in whatever ways we can help.
“Please donate if you can, however small, but know that any gesture, even a kind word or memory will honour him.”
He further posted on LinkedIn: “We wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about Glen. What an impact he’s had on everyone’s lives. I can only repeat how sorry I am for everyone’s loss and there are still no words that do justice.
“We’re still trying to do whatever we can to help while we heal together. If anyone could spare a penny or even a kind word, it would make a difference. Thank you all so much for your support and please share where you can.”
If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, click here.
UPDATE 17/6/21, 14.30: The response to the fundraiser has been so overwhelming that it will shortly be closed.