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JustGiving - Jason Florio photography print offer 'Abdou with Rescued Crocodile' R.I.P. Simon Fenton - husband, father, author, explorer... . Friday, May 26, 2017, Simon tragically died as a result of a car accident in Senegal, West Africa. He is survived by his wife, Khady Mane, and their two sons, Gulliver and Alfie. Simon was the author of two books about his life in West Africa: 'Squirting Milk at Cameleons' - an accidental African' and, the recently released, 'Chasing Hornbills - up to my neck in Africa'
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JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’

©Jason Florio. BW framed print - portrait 'Abdou with Rescued Crocodile' Gambia, West Africa

JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile’

 

JustGivingJason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile‘, The Gambia, West Africa.
Taken from the award-winning  ‘Makasutu’ series of B&W portraits

 

                   R.I.P. Simon Fenton – husband, father, author, explorer, friend …
Khady Mane, Simon Fenton, with their sons, Gulliver and Alfie - Abené, Casamance, Senegal

Khady Mane, Simon Fenton, with their sons, Gulliver and Alfie – at their lodge, The Little Baobab, Abené, Casamance, Senegal, West Africa

 

Friday, May 26th, 2017

After sharing a couple of Julebrews, at Banjul airport, we said au revoir – “see you in a couple of months“ – to Simon Fenton. He was there to meet his family, coming from the UK, off the flight we were about to depart The Gambia on. Two months to the day, we received a call, one of those calls… . Tragically, Simon had died as the result of a car accident, in Senegal, just a few short hours before.

Simon was a fellow Brit and West Africaphile, writer, adventurer, guide, lodge owner, husband, to Khady, and father to two beautiful young boys – Gulliver and Alfie.

He truly was one of those wonderful human beings, who really lived his dreams. With his huge infectious smile and boundless excitement about life, anyone who was fortunate to know Simon will pay testament to this.

@simon.fenton.92I 'made it to the top' Accrobaobab, Senegal - posted by Simon on his Instagram page 26/5/2017@simon.fenton.92I 'made it to the top' Accrobaobab, Senegal - posted by Simon on his Instagram page 26/5/2017

@simon.fenton.92 ‘made it to the topAccrobaobab, Senegal – Posted by Simon on his Instagram page on the afternoon of 26/5/2017

 

For those of you that did not have the pleasure of meeting him – then, thankfully, Simon left two great books behind about his life in Africa… ‘Squirting Milk at Chameleons‘ and ‘Chasing Hornbills: Up to My Neck in Africa‘.

A JustGiving page has been set up:

All donations go directly to his brother and sister-in-law’s account. Funds raised will be used to cover some of the hospital costs incurred during his all-too-brief treatment, transport costs and his funeral costs in Abene, Senegal. Anything left over will be to support his wife, Khady, and their two young boys.’ Mike Webster/JustGiving

 

JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile‘, The Gambia, West Africa

 

The response by friends, fans, and colleagues, to give support to Simon’s lovely wife, Khady, and their two young sons, has been heartwarming, to say the least. To help further boost donations, Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio gallery would like to donate one of his fine art photographic prints.

Abdou with Rescued Crocodile The Gambia, West Africa.

From Florio’s award-winning ‘Makasutu‘ series of portraits.  

The print is 16×20″, limited edition of 25, museum quality, normal gallery price: £1000.

Jason Florio/HJF Gallery are offering the print for just £500.

Jason Florio photography - black and white image from the Makasutu series of portraits - A Gambian man stands against a transparent black background, in the jungle, staring at the camera, holding a rescued crocodile, West Africa

JustGiving – Jason Florio photography print offer ‘Abdou with Rescued Crocodile

 

Please make the£500 donation directly to Simon’s JustGiving page. Then email helen@helenjonesflorio.com , with a proof of donation, to arrange the *shipping of the print.

 

A brief, and poignant, glimpse of Simon’s life, at home in Abené, Casamance, with Khady – courtesy of EyeBooks Publishing/Simon Fenton page

 

Alternatively, regardless of the above offer, you can simply make a donation, that suits your pocket, on the JustGiving page, dedicated to Simon

Sending much love, condolences, and support to Khady, Gulliver, Alfie, and all of Simon’s family.

Rest in peace, my friend, we miss you already.

Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio

Simon, Khady (with Gulliver and Alfie), Helen, and Jason Florio - Little Baobab, Abené, Casamance, Senegal, Nov 2016

Simon, Khady (with Gulliver and Alfie), Helen, and Jason Florio – Little Baobab, Abené, Casamance, Senegal, Nov 2016

 

*Please note, the print will be shipped, unframed.

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