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Earlier in the week we received the sad news of the tragic passing of Lucy Paveley whilst on her way to work. Since that time there has been a huge outpouring of support for Lucy’s family from AnglicareSA staff, our aged care residents and their families – and more widely from members of the general public.

We have stayed close to the family this week – this is a beautiful family that has been overwhelmed by the support people have shown in the darkest moment of their lives.

They have asked that we share how grateful they are for the amazing outpouring of care and concern from the wider community.

The family advised they are taking great comfort from the love that people are expressing. They want us all to know that they are managing, and are certainly comforted by people’s kindness. Lucy’s husband Jamie said that he very much appreciates that people want to support him and the children and that this is helping with the healing process.

Jamie also advised that they do not encourage bitterness, anger or revenge.

It is heartwarming to see that in face of such a sad and senseless tragedy people have rallied together to direct their energy in the form of love and support to Jamie and their children. It is often in such times of tragedy that people feel the need to do something as part of their own way of dealing with their sadness.

The team and residents at AnglicareSA Elizabeth Dutton Court have started their own collection box to support Lucy’s children. We are also directing our staff to the GoFundMe donation site set up by Jamie’s workmates: