Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you already know, Campbell Bridges was murdered in a tragic attack near his beloved Scorpion Mine in South Eastern Kenya.
Campbell was known throughout the world for his discovery of Tsavorite and his numerous contributions to the gem industry. More than that, Campbell will be remembered as a loving husband and father, a loyal friend and an honest man with dignity and integrity matched only by his adventurous spirit.
Campbell dedicated his life to developing the mining industry in Kenya. As a result, many people throughout Kenya have come to depend on Campbell - as an industry leader, adviser, employer, friend and father figure. Campbell will be missed by all.
Over the past several days, as news of his tragic murder has spread, we have seen an outpouring of condolences, outrage and offers of assistance to the family. This tragedy is placing tremendous strain on the family both emotionally and financially. Numerous employees and small dealers who depended on Campbell are in danger of losing their livelihoods. Wildlife conservation projects Campbell supported around Scorpion are also in jeopardy.
In response to this, close friends and family have established the “Campbell Bridges Legacy Fund.” Donations made to this account will be used for the following purpose, and this purpose only:
Funds will be used for this purpose and only this purpose:
Legal Expenses to Seek Justice for Campbell Bridges