Say NO to ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Dear animal ❤️-ers, welcome to my PETA fundraising Money Pot! 1.4 million animals die each year because they are victims of animal testing, including the use of cosmetics and 400K coyotes are killed each year for fur in the U.S alone 🙈 🙉 🙊 ! The number is just astonishing! As you know I feel very strongly about animals and veganism, that's why I've been campaigning for animal rights and working closely with PETA UK charity (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). I decided to launch this campaign because I wanted to get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty,  especially when it comes to the unethical make-up testing  🐶 🐮 🐭  and using animals for clothing (check out my new video at PETA HQ in the updates section).  My mission is to support the charity and their work in raising awareness about how much suffering goes into animal testing and obraining fur. I believe that no animal should be poisoned or killed for us to wear a pretty lipstick or mascara or a winter jacket. It's really sad knowing about all the atrocious and inhumane experiments and practices that take place everyday and not much is done about it...So here I am campaigning 💪🏻! Please join my fight! It would be amazing if your could make a small donation and help me share this money pot page on your social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) to spread the word! When sharing it please use the hashtag #LWfundraiser to have a chance to WIN one of the lipsticks from my Basic Bitch cruelty-free makeup line! Let's all be a part of something good and stop wearing animal blood on our beautiful lips or bodies! 💄 👄  🙎🏽  Find out more from my YouTube video:  PETA is internationally recognised as one of the leading and most influential animal charities in the world. They focus on campaigning against issues of animal cruelty that include topics such as factory farming, fur farming & animal testing. Any issue that involves animal cruelty is on PETA's radar and you can be rest assured that they will do everything in their power to put a stop to it.  BUT, they need funds to do all this amazing work, funds that don't come from nowhere.  If you are an animal lover, or want to help put a stop to animal suffering, please donate.  * 100% of your donation will go to PETA UK charity* Give however much you want* All payments are secureThanks so much for getting involved and supporting this cause!Lucy Watson

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500 miles PKU

You've heard the one about walking 500 miles, well in 2017 I will be running 500 miles and hopefully more, including the Barcelona marathon in March, to raise funds for The National Society for Phenylketonuria (NSPKU) that help families coping with children diagnosed with PKU.PKU is a rare genetic condition that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. Our bodies normally break down protein in foods like meat and fish into amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of protein. These amino acids are then used to make our own proteins.Any amino acids that aren't needed are broken down further and removed from the body. People with PKU can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the blood and brain. In short it means that people with PKU have to have a very restricted diet with very few "exchanges" of protein. That means no meat, fish, bread, dairy products and a host of other daily food items we take for granted.My nephew Christy (pictured) was diagnosed days after his birth with PKU. Thankfully, he is a happy and healthy boy thanks to the family support network around him that know about and can help him deal with the condition as he grows older.Funds raised through this project will go helping families that aren't so fortunate and aiding research into advancements in how to treat the condition.Thank you so much to anyone who can donate anything. I will be thinking of you on the roads and treadmills for the next 12 months.Kieran

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Say NO to ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Say NO to ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Dear animal ❤️-ers, welcome to my PETA fundraising Money Pot! 1.4 million animals die each year because they are victims of animal testing, including the use of cosmetics and 400K coyotes are killed each year for fur in the U.S alone 🙈 🙉 🙊 ! The number is just astonishing! As you know I feel very strongly about animals and veganism, that's why I've been campaigning for animal rights and working closely with PETA UK charity (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). I decided to launch this campaign because I wanted to get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty,  especially when it comes to the unethical make-up testing  🐶 🐮 🐭  and using animals for clothing (check out my new video at PETA HQ in the updates section).  My mission is to support the charity and their work in raising awareness about how much suffering goes into animal testing and obraining fur. I believe that no animal should be poisoned or killed for us to wear a pretty lipstick or mascara or a winter jacket. It's really sad knowing about all the atrocious and inhumane experiments and practices that take place everyday and not much is done about it...So here I am campaigning 💪🏻! Please join my fight! It would be amazing if your could make a small donation and help me share this money pot page on your social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) to spread the word! When sharing it please use the hashtag #LWfundraiser to have a chance to WIN one of the lipsticks from my Basic Bitch cruelty-free makeup line! Let's all be a part of something good and stop wearing animal blood on our beautiful lips or bodies! 💄 👄  🙎🏽  Find out more from my YouTube video:  PETA is internationally recognised as one of the leading and most influential animal charities in the world. They focus on campaigning against issues of animal cruelty that include topics such as factory farming, fur farming & animal testing. Any issue that involves animal cruelty is on PETA's radar and you can be rest assured that they will do everything in their power to put a stop to it.  BUT, they need funds to do all this amazing work, funds that don't come from nowhere.  If you are an animal lover, or want to help put a stop to animal suffering, please donate.  * 100% of your donation will go to PETA UK charity* Give however much you want* All payments are secureThanks so much for getting involved and supporting this cause!Lucy Watson

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500 miles PKU

500 miles PKU

You've heard the one about walking 500 miles, well in 2017 I will be running 500 miles and hopefully more, including the Barcelona marathon in March, to raise funds for The National Society for Phenylketonuria (NSPKU) that help families coping with children diagnosed with PKU.PKU is a rare genetic condition that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. Our bodies normally break down protein in foods like meat and fish into amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of protein. These amino acids are then used to make our own proteins.Any amino acids that aren't needed are broken down further and removed from the body. People with PKU can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the blood and brain. In short it means that people with PKU have to have a very restricted diet with very few "exchanges" of protein. That means no meat, fish, bread, dairy products and a host of other daily food items we take for granted.My nephew Christy (pictured) was diagnosed days after his birth with PKU. Thankfully, he is a happy and healthy boy thanks to the family support network around him that know about and can help him deal with the condition as he grows older.Funds raised through this project will go helping families that aren't so fortunate and aiding research into advancements in how to treat the condition.Thank you so much to anyone who can donate anything. I will be thinking of you on the roads and treadmills for the next 12 months.Kieran

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Make it Better

Make it Better

Water, health care and sanitation, basic rights that many people live without Rural Health Care Foundation fights every day to make thousands of thoselives better Their beliefs and willingness to make lives better inspires volunteers that jointhem in the most diverse projects But that is not enough Unfortunately, they are facing major difficulties to a point where performingtheir mission is becoming impossible They need an extra hand Let's help Rural Health Care Foundation with small donations With your help, thousands of children will have access to clean water andeducation Can you make it better? YOU CAN!  We started this fundraising campaign because unfortunately Rural Health Care Foundation Lost their car, without a car it is very complicated to host volunteers and to reach the rural villages of Mubende. Without a car, their mission is compromised. My experience with RHCF was inspiring, to see how they face all the adversities with a smile on their faces, to see all the children happy for having clean water or a pit latrine. I believe all volunteers leave Mubende with their heart full of ideas and with motivation to help others. Let's not stop it! Now we are back home and everything is "normal" but RHCF is on the field everyday, struggling to help families... that is their normal. Together, we can make it better... IMPORTANT NOTE - If you are using an American Card make sure your bank is informed that you are making an international deposite. Otherwise, the bank might block it!

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School meals for kids in Volos, Greece.

School meals for kids in Volos, Greece.

Welcome to this money pot !When the volunteers at the Solidarity Kitchen heard me describing a young child in my daughter's class who came to school hungry and had nothing to eat all day, they immediately offered to feed her. Within a very short time, the Solidarity Kitchen's founder Angeliki had visited the school, met with the headteacher and was delivering 25 meals to children in need. This year, the Solidarity Kitchen is providing meals to 60 children in need in Volos schools. What I find most moving about their efforts is Angliki’s dedication to the cause. For example, throughout the summer she slept overnight in her car to set up a stall of hand-knitted and crocheted gifts every morning at a local seaside resort—all to raise money for the children's meals. As a woman in her late sixties, this is no mean task. Additionally, this week I found out that Aggeliki and another volunteer had visited a bazaar in Thessaloniki to raise money for the Solidarity kitchen. Once again, Angliki had slept in her car in order to set up her stall in the morning.. The Solidarity Kitchen needs to raise €3,500 to pay for the meals for the 2017 academic school year. While this seems like a lot of money, it will go a long way and be spread among many. As a mother, I would be very grateful for anyone able to help Angeliki, her team of volunteers, and the children of Volos who are in need of daily meals. Take a look at the Solidarity Kitchen's website to get a feel for the work they do.https://kouzinavolos.org/Of course, it's in Greek, but there are lots of photos and videos!! Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secure In Solidarity,Maria McCarthy.

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Fran, Victoria, Ali, Sara and Bryony's 96 Miles to Nicaragua

Fran, Victoria, Ali, Sara and Bryony's 96 Miles to Nicaragua

A beautiful wild country with a turbulent past, Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Even though the country boasts stunning landscapes which are leading to its rising tourism industry, almost 30% of the families in the country live in poverty and over 8% struggle in extreme poverty, surviving on less than £1 a day. After spending the best part of a year volunteering and living in rural communities across Nicaragua, we’ve found 2 causes that we feel passionate about supporting now that we're home. We are asking people to dig deep to help us support these projects and in return we will be walking a gruelling 96 mile trek. Over seven days we will be traversing the rugged Scottish Highlands, from Milngavie to Fort William, on the West Highland Way. Blisters, chaffing, bogs, Haggis attack, rain and even the very possible destruction of our friendships, we are prepared to face it all, so please sponsor us. We promise to provide plenty of embarrassing video and photo evidence of the ordeal. Any and all funds raised will be used to support the below projects: Yanaira’s University feesWhile most public universities in Nicaragua are free to attend, private institutions heavily outnumber their state-run counterparts and can cost anything up to $1000 for the academic year. For many of the families we worked with in rural communities, this translates to an impossible cost to cover and means that many young bright Nicaraguans do not get to pursue further study at university. However, in the community of Agua Calientes in which Victoria spent 10 weeks living with the Moncadas, Yanaira Moncada, the oldest of the family, is about to enter her final year of university studying English after which she hopes to secure a job in the growing tourism industry putting her linguistic skills to good use. For the last 3 years, Yanaira has been studying, working in a local restaurant and running her own business in pig farming to help pay for her fees. Due to low pay and the tenuous economic situation in Nicaragua she is under enormous pressure to keep up with her studies and in addition, cover the costs of running her own household. With your donations we can help her complete her university and be the first in her family to graduate from university. So please, donate what you can. COMJERUMA - A cooperative of young apiculturists in the Somoto Region.These young entrepreneurs are innovating new ways to market and distribute honey for the national clientele. Apiculture is about as sustainable as a business can get- not only are they developing a product with lots of great health benefits, they're helping to conserve one of the most valuable species on the planet. COMJERUMA are training young people in communities across the region, promoting apiculture and providing employment opportunities.

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Nick & Mary Ann's Tiree Half-Marathon 2017

Nick & Mary Ann's Tiree Half-Marathon 2017

Welcome to Mary Ann & Nick's Fundraiser! We hope you'll help the Watercolour Music team raise some money in the Tiree Half-Marathon! Picture it. The Celtic Connections festival, January 2017. The Tiree Songbook gig - a big musical love-in for the island my dad grew up on - is a sell-out success. Backstage, Mary Ann, Musical Director for the night, is swept along on a windsurfing wave of feel-good and agrees to run in this year's island Half-Marathon. Thanks, Angus Skipinnish...! Well, the training is well underway (the shoes are the genuine instruments of pain article!), and Mary Ann has enlisted the other half of Watercolour Music - the lovely Nick - to run as a team on April 29th. Rycote the dog is also doing a very fine impression of Burgess Meredith in Rocky mode. So, we'd like to take the opportunity to raise some money for two organisations close to our hearts. The first is Ewen's Room, based in rural Lochaber, and which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues. It's run by Rosie and Malcolm Gillespie in memory of their son, who had schizophrenia, and finally committed suicide in 2008. Ewen tried very hard to deal with his problems on his own, and his parents are now working hard to spread the word that it's OK to be open about mental health. From our own encounters with issues of mental wellbeing, we couldn't agree more, although it's still not an easy thing to do, and we support all their hard work - they are a wee organisation but with a big job to do!   The second is Mary Ann's beloved Inverness Gaelic Choir with whom she's been associated for many years. Their music, love and friendship have been a source of support at the bestest and lowest of times over the years, and this is our way of saying thank you and helping to ensure that they carry on as the great musical team they are, and can continue to push their music in new directions. We would be so grateful for any donation, big or small, to this moneypot which will be divided equally between the two groups once we've made our final tally after the race. We have been overwhelmed by people's generosity since we launched this fundraiser, as have Rosie and Malcolm Gillespie and all at Ewen's Room, and everyone in the choir as well. As a result we've exceeded our first target and we're now aiming to achieve £2500. As ever, all your help is much appreciated - a real inspiration!  Click on one of the following links to add to the pot.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureAnd you can follow Mary Ann on Facebook for occasional updates in the lead-up to the race. Thank you - Mary Ann & Nick !!!

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Help Save Yamina

Help Save Yamina

Help Save Yamina (Version en français sous le texte en anglais)Our little two-year-old daughter, Yamina, has a malformation of the bile duct (common bile duct cyst), and the only cure is surgery, until then, her life is at risk. We need your financial support to pay for the surgery. Surgery should be performed early in order to limit the development of fibrosis / cirrhosis or hepatic complications of the cyst, such as pancreatitis or cholangitis (biliary tract infection). The surgery involves removing of all the dilated, and likely cancerous, bile duct, and reconstructing the bile duct using an intestinal loop to reach the liver.Today we live with the fear that the disease worsens, which is likely to happen since after childhood the cyst can easily degenerate into a carcinoma. Yamina follows a strict diet (no dairy products, little or no fat, no chicken, no eggs) to prevent a possible worsening of her condition, knowing that she already had pancreatitis.As you can see in the attachments, the cost of the operation and hospitalization amount to 10,387€ (See quote attached). My husband and I are from low-income families and are employees with average incomes. Unfortunately, we do not now have the means to pay for the surgery's fees.I resumed my work few months ago because we have to pay for her care. I have to leave my daughter with her aunt, when I would have preferred to stay close to her. The professor we consulted told us that we should not wait too long to avoid complications due to this malformation (fibrosis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, cancer). This is why we come to you today; we put our hopes in you to help us save our daughter and allow our family to resume a normal life.Thank you for your contribution, however much you can give. Rest assured that all payments made through the collection platform are secure.To donate: https://www.leetchi.com/c/solidarity-yaminaYou can contact us with any queries you may have at the following email address: helpsaveyamina@gmail.com.With our gratitude.Yamina's mumNotre petite fille de 2 ans, Yamina,  présente une malformation des voies biliaires (kyste du cholédoque) et le seul remède pour une guérison totale est la chirurgie.La chirurgie doit être précoce afin de limiter le développement d’une fibrose/cirrhose hépatique ou des complications du kyste, comme une pancréatite ou une cholangite (infection des voies biliaires). La chirurgie comporte l’exérèse de toute la voie biliaire principale dilatée susceptible de cancériser, suivie d’une reconstruction de la voie biliaire par une anse intestinale montée vers le foie.Aujourd'hui nous vivons avec la peur que la maladie de notre enfant s’aggrave, car après l’enfance, le kyste peut dégénérez vers un carcinome. Yamina est sous régime alimentaire (pas de produit laitiers, pas de gras ou peu, pas de poulet, pas d’œufs) afin d’éviter toute aggravation de son état sachant qu’elle a déjà fait une pancréatite.Comme vous pouvez le voir dans les PJ, les frais de l'opération et de l'hospitalisation s'élève à 10 387€. Mon mari et moi sommes issus de familles modestes et sommes des salariés avec des revenus moyens, et malheureusement nous n'avons aujourd'hui pas les moyens de payer de tels frais. J'ai repris mon travail depuis plusieurs mois puisque je l'avais mis de côté pour être près de ma fille. Maintenant, je dois la  laisser avec sa tante, car nous devons financer ses soins.Le professeur que nous avons consulté nous a expliqué qu’il ne fallait pas trop tarder pour éviter les complications dues à cette malformation (fibrose, cirrhose, pancréatite, cancérisation)C'est pour cela que nous venons vers vous aujourd'hui, que nous mettons nos espoirs en vous pour nous aider à sauver notre fille et permettre à notre petite famille de reprendre une vie normale.Merci pour votre contribution, quelle qu'elle soit. Sachez aussi que tous les payements fait à travers la plateforme de collecte sont sécurisés. Vous pouvez nous contacter à l'adresse mail: helpsaveyamin

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The Edinburgh 2017 Galloping Gorillas

The Edinburgh 2017 Galloping Gorillas

Welcome to the Edinburgh 2017 Marathon Galloping Gorillas campaign!  Who we are running for: The PRWOP campaign, Bring the PRWOP Kids’ Crew Back To School, seeks to bring back to school eight children who all lost their fathers who were protecting the wildlife of the Democratic Republic of Congo. PRWOP aims to help establish independent livelihoods for the widows of Park Rangers in the country. These rangers lost their lives in work related incidents and now their families are doing it tough.Helping these families will allow them to access primary school education for their children. These families believe that education can bring about lasting change in the lives and livelihoods of their households and communities. You can find the campaign here: carolinebec.wixsite.com/fundraisingsite   About us:  We are a motley bunch of friends from different parts of the world. Australian, English and French, we are all living in Edinburgh and for some reason we all seem to enjoy running in Scottish weather (which is usually involves ice, rain and/or wind… on a good day). We have all decided to run for PRWOP, where we hope our travails can help out the PRWOP kids’ crew. Some of us have more experience than others, but we are learning (and suffering) together every time we sweat in the great city of Edinburgh. May 27th, three of us will be prancing through the 10K and May 28th, two of us will rock the Half Marathon.  Meet the Galloping Gorillas: JOHN  John is from northern England and spends much of his time as a PhD student looking for Vikings. Like the Vikings of old, he plans to charge like a maniac through the streets of the UK… only this time to fundraise for the PRWOP kids, instead of for gold and glory. Though he’d still like a seat at the table in Valhalla for his efforts. John is running the 10k. JACK  Jack is from the English midlands. He is doing a PhD in alien-hunting (no joke). In his picture he can be seen stoking a large fire-beacon, which he uses to try and communicate with distant planets. He also likes to run (presumably in preparation for outrunning the tractor beams when they come for him). He has decided to put in an effort at the half marathon in aid of the cause. TAS  Tas in an Aussie with Grecian roots, who is thought to be looked over by two Greek gods: Dionysus, the god of debauchery; and Hermes, the Greek god of athletics. The former means that he knows how to relax (see picture). The latter means that he can run like the wind. He has decided to put this last talent to good use in doing the 10k run in support of the PRWOP crew. GEOFF  Geoff is Australian. He likes gorillas - as evidenced by his gratuitous selfie with a silverback on the border between DRC and Uganda. He says that the rangers who took him to the gorillas were total dudes. He also sometimes pretends to like to run. So he’s dusting off his long neglected running shoes to have a crack at a half marathon to try and raise some funds for the PRWOP crew. CAROLINE  Caroline is the French program manager of the PRWOP campaign. She also knows some Kung Fu. She is running a 10k for the first time ever and, as she did not want to suffer alone, used her Kung Fu to pacify this group of troublemakers and invite them to run with her. Fate decided that she will celebrate her 24th birthday the day of the race and this is giving her even more motivation.   Help up to raise funds for the Bring the PRWOP Kids' Crew Back to School   Your support will help the children to stay in school and reach their full potential.Thank You!

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