For the future of Holly and baby Smits

As most who knew him will have heard, Paul Smits tragically and unexpectedly passed away, the evening of 16th Feb 2021.

He leaves behind his loving wife and long term partner Holly, and of course their beautiful, yet to be born, baby girl. Perhaps the most beautiful gift that Paul could have left behind for all who loved him - his final masterpiece.

Holly's maternity leave was fast approaching as it was and Paul was wanting and willing to provide for his girls.
Holly and baby Smits are now going to need immediate financial assitance to help get through this time and relieve her of some of the burden and stress that is to come.

Everyone who knew Paul will agree he was one of the most selfless human beings, such an honourable man. He was always so supportive of Hol and so excited to become a father.

We know it would be his wish to make sure his girls are taken care of in every way possible. It's more important now than it ever was, that Holly can take the time she needs to soak in every moment with their baby girl when she arrives.

Many have expressed their want and willingness to support Holly and baby Smits - this is just one way you can and in doing so, you would truly be doing Paul a favour to.

Any amount you can donate, will be most appreciated and a huge help in Holly's long road to a future none of us ever imagined she'd have to face. This will help her immediately with bills, mortgage etc., as well as provide a kickstart  & all the essentials for the life of little baby Smits. 

Both Paul and Holly have been such great, giving and generous friends to so many of us over the years - if there ever was a time to repay them in any way, it's now.

May Paul rest in peace. Deepest sympathies & all the strength to his family, Hol's family, his close friends & everyone struggling to come to terms with this huge loss. XX

Elin Cox - I was fortunate enough to know Paul through my good friendship with Holly - Holly McIntosh is made direct beneficiary to this fundraiser.


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  • Betty Le-Bezzene 
    • $100 
    • 11 hrs
  • Elizabeth Finch 
    • $50 
    • 12 hrs
  • Sharon Lisle 
    • $45 
    • 13 hrs
  • Amy Shearer 
    • $400 
    • 15 hrs
  • Belinda & Steven Illes 
    • $25 
    • 20 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Elin Cox 
Melbourne VIC
Holly McIntosh 
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