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The loss of a loved one is always traumatic but, when it is your only son, that loss is hard to bear and life seems suddenly to have no purpose.

When our son Kieran died in a motorway accident in January 2005, our life changed. He was only 22, had graduated the previous year and seemed destined for a successful career in IT.

We went from everything being rosy in our life to sudden devastation. It was only our Christian faith and the community around us which gave us strength to carry on.

UK - Kieran Narotham Candlelight Fund

Kieran's family set up a Candlelight Fund in his memory

When we heard about Candlelight Funds, aimed at “building a tribute that transforms lives”, we knew Kieran would have wanted us to remember him in this way.

Our Candlelight Fund and our support for Katie's Ski Tracks charity (Kieran was a snow sports enthusiast!) has helped focus our efforts on fundraising in his memory, and we have supported both charities with equal vigour.

It is reassuring for us to hear how much Kieran’s fund is helping those in need. It gives us strength and a sense of purpose to our lives.

Kieran would be pleased that disadvantaged communities are being helped in his memory. As a family, we know CAFOD achieves so much and are pleased to be able to support this work. It truly is a tribute which transforms many lives.”

Kieran’s fund, like many others, is now online.

Candlelight Funds

Celebrate a loved one’s life and offer hope to families living in poverty around the world.

Give in memory

Celebrate the life of a loved one by helping others in their memory.