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
Kitchen for homeless refugees and homeless locals in Thessaloniki, Greece.Our project is well established by now. We expanded our work. Kitchen now cooks 2 hot meals a day and distributes to streets and parks in Thessaloniki and to one of the camps nearby. Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dirtybunch/ is the best source of daily updates on our work. We are a small private group and cooperate with several groups in order to make our entire operation possible. Winter in Northern Greece is severe and there are still about 61.000 refugees in Greece. Small volunteer initiatives such as ours are flexible and adapt to daily needs quickly and efficiently. We are doing our best to cook on daily basis and the need is not smaller but bigger every day. Please support us with as much donation as you can afford. We can provide a hot meal for as little as 30 cents. And daily need is for 100-400 people. Food, water, sometimes sweets for kids :) Ok, so much for now. Thanks to everyone, thanks for helping us feed the people.
Thank you for the many offers of charitable donations.The Cherry Foundation is set up to continue Cheran’s work of helping underprivileged, talented pupils to succeed and secondly to sponsor children facing poverty.Your donation would make a big difference to keeping Cheran’s dream alive.Thank you for your support.
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
Hi. My name is Karen Gray - sister of Fiona King On 8th May 2014 my Mum had a life changing accident whilst on holiday. As a result of this she requires 24 hour care which she receives at Ancaster House in Crieff. Ancaster House provides a wonderful homely environment for Mum (and Dad and all of Mums family and friends who regularly visit). On 9th May this year I will be undertaking a personal challenge to complete the West Highland Way in 5 days with three of my close friends. Under different cicumstances, Mum would have loved to have joined me on this challenge. So when I realised this was almost 3 years to the day of Mums accident, I felt compelled to try and raise funds from the challenge to do something special for Mum and the other residents at Ancaster House. Any donations would be so greatly appreciated (I am walking 99 miles dont forget...).
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.
VERSION FRANCAISE CI-APRESENGLISH VERSIONOur adorable 4-year-old dachshund Hera's hind legs were suddenly paralyzed on Sunday the 5th of February. After rushing to a veterinary clinic, she was diagnozed with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) type 4 (paralysis, but still sensation in hind legs). We were unaware of this genetical disorder until the day of these events, and 25 % of all dachshund are victims of it, normally between ages of 4 and 6. We had the choice of either going for the disc surgery immediately (with 80 % probability of Hera being able to walk again), or going for heavy medication forcing her to stay immobile for 8 to 12 weeks, and with 30 % probability of being to walk again. This option also meant a great risk of the condition returning later in her life. The chances of recovery depend on the delay of the surgery (up to a maximum of 48 hours); the more waiting time, the less is the chance of walking again...We chose the surgery option, because we cannot live without this little creature, who fills our lives with lots of love and hugs since 4 years. We wanted to give her the best possible chances to live a normal life again.The purpose of this money pot is to finance the operation cost (2000 €), and the recovery cost which is estimated to be between 10 and 15 days (250 € per day). The payment will be divided into several parts, which gives us time to raise and save the necessary money.All sums of contribution will be greatly appreciated.We thank you in advance with all of our hearts.Elodie & SimonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hera_dachshund_ivdd/ VERSION FRANCAISEAmis amoureux des animaux nous appelons à votre gentillesse et bienveillance.Notre adorable teckel Héra de 4 ans s'est retrouvée du jour au lendemain (le dimanche 5 février) paralysée des pattes arrières. Après avoir couru le plus rapidement possible chez une clinique vétérinaire ouverte, le verdict est tombé : Héra a une hernie discale de type 4 (paralysie mais sensation dans les pattes arrières toujours existente). Cette maladie génétique, que nous ne connaissions pas précedamment, touche 25 % des teckels entre leur 4ème et 6ème année.Nous avions le choix soit de l'opérer immédiatement avec 80 % de probabilité qu'elle puisse remarcher par la suite soit de passer à la médication lourde et une immobilisation totale de 8 à 12 semaines qui lui donnait 30 % de chances de remarcher (et un risque d'aggravation). Le pourcentage de chance que l'animal puisse remarcher depend de la rapidité d'action (jusqu'à 48h)... plus le temps passe, plus les chances de récupération de mobilité s'attenuent.Nous avons fait le choix de l'opérer car ne nous pouvons pas vivre sans ce petit être qui nous partage nos vies en nous couvrant d'amour et de calins depuis plus de 4 ans. Nous voulons lui donner toutes les chances possible de retrouver une vie "normale".Le but de cette collecte va servir à financer le coût de l'opération (2000 €) et de la réhabilitation estimée entre 10 et 15 jours (250 € / jour). Le paiment va être divisé en plusieurs fois ce qui nous laisse du temps de collecter et économiser au maximum sur les prochains mois.Toute participation sera grandement appréciée.Nous vons remercions par avance de tout notre coeur.Elodie & SimonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hera_dachshund_ivdd/
This year, we will be running the 20k de Bruxelles for another amazing cause: fighting social exclusion and poverty, and helping people in difficulty to get back on their feet. All the money we collect will be donated to Les Petits Riens, a Brussels-based social-economy enterprise that helps reinsert socially excluded people (mainly victims of homelessness, but not only) into society through work and activities aiming to reduce their feelings of isolation and helping them regain autonomy. This is achieved through a homeless shelter, a home for young people in difficulties, a service that offers medical and psychological support, help in the search for individual living accomodations and 2nd-hand shops which fund their running costs, but also employ and offer training to people in need (reinsertion through work). For those in Brussels, you can also donate clothes and furniture - click here for more information. If you also believe in a more just society, where all are treated with respect and dignity, then please help us help them by donating to our cause and motivate us to run the distance! HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE (and train HARDER)- DONATE! See you at the finish line on the 28th May! Celia & Oscar
Welcome to this money pot !HISTORY1Kurshaid Nawab was born 1st March 1966 in a remote village called Tindrah in Khaniwal District Pakistan. Her family were poverty stricken and worked on the land they lived on.2Not long after her birth, relatives noticed she had a congenital eye condition which rendered her visually impaired. The condition was quickly spotted as her brother suffers from the same complaint.Her father, wishing the best for them, guided and protected them both as much as possible throughout his life. Her mother, equally concerned, ensured Kurshaid had a respectable Islamic upbringing for similar reasons.3Kurshaid could not attend school as there was nowhere locally that catered for her special needs.4Kurshaid acknowledges that while she lived with her parents, she was under no obligation to carry out house working tasks.Unsatisfied with this arrangement, Kurshaid proceeded to throw herself in to completing as much housework as she was able to do for her family, partly to keep up with contributions made by other members. She often recalls the intense anxiety experienced at night after a day’s work, when visiting the outside bathroom with her sisters, as she was unable to go safely independently due to her visual impairment.5During the early 1980’s, Kurshaid’s uncle, my father, visited Tindrah from the UK. Upon seeing his nephew and niece’s plight, he was emotionally moved such that he made arrangements to try and bring them back with him for possible treatment to improve their quality of life.6BACKGROUND Kurshaid finally came to the UK in 1986 and lived with her uncle, my father and our family which is when I first met her. She attended Southwark College London, where she learned English and a little braille. The more she learned, the more she empowered herself.7Since being acquainted with Kurshaid, I have perceived five fundamental characteristics inherent to her personality which preserved her wellbeing, such that at times it appeared that she lived the life of two people. These characteristics were: Zakat: Generosity, Kurshaid rightly felt we all have a duty to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves, despite her own plight. To this end, she supported her own family, often sending clothes money or equipment for those she knew of who had special needs. Additionally, she often prompted us to collect our second hand clothes, shoes and money for UK charities frequently hurrying to get to collection points. Salat: continuing to pray five times a day no matter what, together with an acceptance that god knows best whatever happens in life and that we have little control over events. She lived by this mantra throughout her life. Gratitude. Kurshaid was grateful for everything, every day, from when she rose to when she slept. I believe this too contributed to her overall happiness and is an example to us all. Her mental and physical capacity. Kurshaid was steadfast in her Islamic beliefs. When faced with adversity, she prayed to Allah for help to either accept or change matters for the best. Kurshaid was also physically stronger than she appeared. She occasionally surprised us all by moving heavy cumbersome furniture independently when the need arose.These four characteristics when combined, produces a fifth. This is to care for anyone who were fortunate enough to cross her path.8MOTIVATION TO RAISE FUNDS Kurshaid nawab passed away after four anxious weeks in hospital on Thursday 9 March 2017. No one properly knows how much money she raised since 1986, as she never counted what she gave. We do know that it must have been significant. Kurshaid was very resourceful in completing her objectives and was relentless in this task since being in the UK.She leaves a wonderful twelve year old boy, Khalil and loving husband who now both have to learn to live without her.On 10 March 2017, the day of kurshaid’s Jannaza (funeral), those who attended, was testament to her astonishing personality. Everyone
Welcome to this money pot !Colin is hoping to raise money for Joey who is an adorable boy, soon to turn four. He has cerebral palsy which makes everyday activities difficult for him, such as standing and walking. Joey uses special equipment to help move around safely. He uses plastic splints on his feet to help him learn to walk, so requires certain shoes to fit over these....these shoes alone cost £40 (often requiring two pairs each time the splints are changed)!! To help Joey get stronger and progress with his therapy, his family pay for weekly private therapy sessions, and often buy therapy equipment.....all this costs a lot of money!! This page has been set up to help bless the family and show Joey that people are behind him to support all the extremely hard work he puts into his therapy each day. The money raised will be going towards his equipment and therapy. Thank you soooooooo much for giving to this little boy Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Welcome to the Charity Climb donation page! As many of you are now familiar, it has become a yearly event for us to participate in a challenge to raise funds for various charities including Alzheimers Scotland and Cancer Research UK. This year we are hoping to use the money raised to support several charities, many of which we come into contact with through the tenancy support service. Please help make a difference in our community by contributing to the TSS Charity Hill Climb 2017. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Please watch Victor's Elevator Pitch below for more information about his motivation and intentions for his micro-enterprise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EsMbvu7fp8 Background Victor is a young subsistence cocoa farmer, he has been a dedicated Youth Cooperative member in his remote, rural community of Oke-Agbede in Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria and, as such, has received trainings and mentorship from VSO ICS inline with their Enterprise Development project in the region, including trainings on; Village Saving and Loan Associate, Youth Cooperative, Market Access, Self-Confidence & Self-Marketing etc.Over the past year Victor has exhibited and utilized great energy and commitment to the community, personal and entrepreneurial projects which he has spearheaded as the President of the Youth Cooperative. Victor is now using the knowledge which he has learnt, the skills he has honed and the money he has fundraised through cocoa nurseries and soap making to set-up his own micro-scale catfish business. State-of-play & Purpose for Crowdfunding Victor currently has sixty fingerling catfish which he has medicated and transferred to his fish pond which he has excavated and constructed near a local river himself. Victor has enough feed for his fish, for the following two months. Catfish can be sold for profit from anywhere upwards of four months (on average, sold according to weight). Therefore, the first priority for Victor is for him to bolster the money he has earned through the sale of his cocoa, orange, tangelo and pepper nurseries in order to ensure he can afford to feed his fish well up to six months; securing himslef a good profit margin. Business Forecast Victor's sixty juveniles are serving as a demonstration in order for him to learn with a manageable scale of enterprise and to improve his knowledge. During this period which your funds would be contributing to support, Victor will remain under the mentorship of VSO ICS and the training and capacity building which they step down, through visits to successful youth catfish farms to workshops from technical trainers, Victor will continue to learn and seek advice from professionals. Once the first harvest of fish have been sold, to a market which Victor has already made connections with as part of his market-access training, Victor is then looking at scaling up his business at a manageable pace. Two factors will effect the scaling up process for Victor; the first being the amount of funds he can generate on this platform, as he will set aside N20,000 (£55) to cover the food costs. The remaining funds will go towards the second harvest of fish - alongside the revenue which he sees from the first harvest sale. The second factor is the preparations for expansion which Victor will have to undertake as a result of his learning and evaluate with the support of professionals and his own experience. Both of these factors will consequently impact the size by which Victor can scale up. It is important though that he will not scale up faster than his capacity as is often the mistake before sufficient experience is gained - the advice he will receive will no doubt support this. What it is all really about... Starting a micro-enterprise unlike any other in his area presents him with multiple opportunities. The first of which is evidently the improvement in access to education and improved living standards himself and his family with a more secure livlihood on which to rely. The second driving factor for Victor is the waves he hopes to make by continuing to add weight to his communities arguement that they produce several key produce for Nigeria as it is fighting for more people to produce made in Nigeria goods. Yet, despite thier value to the economy they are not encouraged to remain in such resource rich rural locations due to the fact that the government does not provide them with access to basic necessities such as a road or electricity. This also in turn limits thier capacity to expand
Welcome to Quills' London Marathon 2017 Money Pot !Hi thereIt's me again Quills the amazing fundraising hedgehog. In April I'm running the London marathon in aid of London Colney Hedgehog Rescue.Find out more at http://londoncolneyhedgehogrescue.weebly.com/ I would like to raise enough money in 2017 to buy an intensive care/recovery incubator for sick hedgehogs which will cost about £500.http://www.brinsea.co.uk/TLC-40_Eco/ As I'm a bit worried about getting squished, I'll be running the marathon from the safety of my cool new Tic Tac wheel. It has an odometre fitted to it so I can record how much I run each day or more likely night. You can monitor my progress on-line via my super cool real time web cam. It can even see in the dark! If you sponsor me you will not only be helping my wild hedgehog friends but could also win a voucher of your choice for £25 if you guess correctly how long it will take me to complete the 26.2 mile course. You can enter your guess in days, hours and minutes in the comment field when you sponsor me.I'm in training now. Why not see how I'm getting on via the web cam at http://ipcamlive.com/58f4f12832588 * All payments are secureThank you!Quills x x x
Help Cassie try to Cure her MS with Chemo and HSCT in Moscow :DWelcome to this money pot !I need to raise £5,000 to cover flights, aftercare (this is not covered by the NHS yet as this treatment is only in trial stage in the UK, even though it has been carried out abroad for nearly 10 years) medical supplies (masks, thermometer and the like), cleaning supplies (my immune system will be ultra weak for a while after I get back) etc etc and would very much apprecaite every single penny you would be generous enough to donate :) To learn more about my plans and the procedure, please visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CureCassieHSCT/ ***UPDATE*** - I am having my head shaved on Thursday 1st June - event running between 2pm and 4pm at ABM Automotive - DT3 5PY location map here: www.abmautomotive.co.uk 07831 812120THERE WILL BE CAKE! Refreshments available, all welcome, hope to see you there! My hair today 21st May 2017 - there's nearly 50cm to come off :o Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Welcome to this money pot !The goal of AktivKidz is to get kids active! Some studies predict that our children will live a shorter life than us and that this is due to our inactive lifestyle. The same studies say that should our children live a longer life, their health will be poor again due to inactivity. Nearly 25% of teenagers in Luxembourg are overweight or obese and this is getting worse. We aim to get kids active by creating inclusive, participative and fun sporting events in school, at the weekend and in the holidays. We have kids running a marathon during the school year. We will once again do the family Tri4Life event in 2017. All kids can use this page to collect any onlone sponsorship money from friend and family. As a not for profit organisation, all our profits go to Lesotho in southern Africa where we work in conjunction with Kick4Life. Lesotho is a country that has the second highest prevalance of HIV in the world and over 25 % of kids have lost parents to HIV. Kick4Life is a charity devoted to social change in Lesotho. By using sport (football) they educate kids about HIV and offer free testing, counselling and ongoing support. They also help kids in Lesotho get active through sport. Click to make a contribution. If you are sponsoring a chold taking part of actvities please use their name in any reference. Thanks. * Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.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
“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” This anonymous quote has centred my education and further career. The idea of striving for the best, using hard work is what I believe my personality reflects upon. The prospect field of research, particularly, in virology for infectious diseases is relatively new and strangely unique, with much exploration needed; making it very appealing to satisfy my hunger for dedication and challenges. The Malaysian research is the purpose of my fundraising. The research interest for this placement is on anti-dengue activity and drug discovery from natural products. It will be taking place in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang during summer holidays from the 30th May – 28th August 2017. This placement is an exceptional opportunity to sharpen my scientific skills, constructing an international network and gaining experiences of lifestyle and culture of a foreign country, opening multiple doors for my future career. It would definitely shape me as a young scientist, perpetuating my fire of accomplishing a PhD in the future. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, a large dengue outbreak occurred in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which is my home country, making anti-dengue research very dear to my heart. Having witnessed my sister and couple of my friends suffer from the dengue fever was traumatising, igniting my passion, courage and enthusiasm to indulge in virus-infectious pathogenesis. The skills attained from the placement would certainly make me competent, compatible, and congruent for my further education in the upcoming field of my choice, building me as a strong, and vital member of the society. This fundraising is aimed for the minimum of £700 in which these funds will be used to cover the cost of orientation, registration, accommodation and the laboratory working equipment. The opportunity to be granted with the possible donations would help me prosper in the Malaysian prospect of experience abroad and would escalate my communications and adapting skills making me more flexible with the circumstances, adapting and problem-solving skills. Equipping me to become a young leader and an excellent team player, flexible with the circumstances and giving me a chance to learn a new culture and lifestyle with a possible expectation of visiting an awesome place!Project Insight: NATURAL PRODUCTS AS SOURCE OF POTENTIAL DENGUE ANTIVIRALS There is no clinically approved dengue vaccine or antivirals for humans. The treatment of the disease solely depends on pain relief pills, fluid replenishments, and bed rest.Different approaches have been used in the search for dengue antivirals; screening of compounds against dengue enzymes and structure-based computational discovery. Recent studies have focused on identification of compounds from ‘nature’ that can be used as dengue antivirals. It is an extraordinary reservoir that can be used directly as pharmaceuticals or serve as templates that can be optimised towards the development of new therapeutic agents.Several plants around the world present anti-dengue potential antiviral activity. African and Asian countries depend on traditional medicine as their primary health care due to economic and geographic constraints. Project aim: Identification of compounds from plants with antiviral dengue activity isolated from plants and other natural sources.
Welcome to this money pot ![English version]Let me introduce you to Waren:Waren lives in Siargao island, in the east of The Philippines. The inhabitants of the island had always earned their leaving from fishing. However, with the rise of the tourism the best way to earn a living now is giving surf lessons.I want you to meet Waren because he is the best person I’ve ever met. Waren is a surf instructor (a really good one!) and he uses all the money he earns to support his family (parents and brothers). Each surf lesson costs 10€/hour. The breakdown is as follows: 4€ goes for the surfboard rental shop; from the 6€ remaining, 3€ are used for the motorbike's rental to bring the boards and the student to the surfing beaches. Hopefully he gives one or two classes every day, so all that remains for him are 3€-6€ per day to support all his family. That’s why I’m asking for your help: Help me making Waren’s life easier. Let’s buy him the only thing he is lacking to do perfectly his job: a motorbike. With that, he would be able to earn double that what he does now and so, give his family a better life. He already has unlimited amounts of motivation, happiness, energy and patience Waren is such a good guy that makes you feel bad. He makes you want to be like him: always helping others and willing to share everything he has. “My mum is the only treasure I have” he told me in a random conversation, “That’s why I do that for her. I’m happy giving everything to my family. They raised me when I was a child and they had nothing at that time”. In another random talk I found out he has never had a present “I don’t know how to open a present, my parents could never buy me a present” he said between smiles. Because Waren is a happy boy, with the biggest heart you can imagine. Let’s give altogether the first present Waren has ever received, the 6th of july, on his 29th birthday. Let’s give him the tool that will help him buy double portion of food to his family. Any contribution is welcome. Thank you so much for your help! -- [Español]Dejadme que os presente a Waren:Waren vive en la isla de Siargao, al este de Filipinas. Los habitantes de esta isla han vivido siempre de la pesca, pero con el auge del turismo la mejor manera de ganarse la vida ahora es dando clases de surf.Quiero que conozcáis a Waren porque es la mejor persona que he conocido jamás. Waren es instructor de surf (el mejor!), y con el dinero que gana mantiene a toda su familia (a toda, padres y hermanos). Cada clase de surf cuesta 10€/hora. 4€ van directos al alquiler de la tabla; con esto le quedan 6€ para él, de los cuales 3€ van al alquiler de la moto para llevar las tablas y al estudiante a las playas donde se hace surf. Teniendo en cuenta que hace una o con suerte dos clases al día, tiene 3€ o 6€ al día para mantener a toda su familia. Aquí es donde os pido vuestra ayuda: Ayudadme a hacerle la vida un poco más fácil a Waren. Regalémosle entre todos lo único que le falta para poder hacer bien del todo su trabajo: una moto. Con esto, podrá ganar el doble de lo que gana ahora y así darle una vida mejor a toda su familia. Ya que las ganas, la alegría, la energía y la paciencia le sobran. Waren es tan bueno que te hace sentir mal. Te hace querer ser como él, ayudando siempre a los demás con una sonrisa y sólo pensando en compartir lo poco que tiene.“Mi madre es el único tesoro que tengo” me dijo de la manera más natural del mundo, “por eso hago esto por ella. Soy feliz dándoselo todo a mi familia, ellos me cuidaron cuando era pequeño y ellos no tenían nada”. Entre conversaciones casuales descubrí que nunca había tenido un regalo “no sé cómo se abre un regalo, mis padres nunca pudieron darme uno” me dijo entre sonrisas. Ya que Waren es un chico feliz, con el corazón más grande que puedas imaginar. Hagámosle entre todos el primer regalo de su vida, el 6 de julio, para su 29o cumpleaños. Regalémosle la herramienta que le permitirá comprar el doble de verduras y de pescado para su famili
We are association of citizens Alfa from Belgrade and we have been taking care of abandoned dogs and cats for many years. We found homes for over 150 animals.We don’t have any means of financing except for good people who are helping us. Unfortunately, there is not enough of them and we find it hard to manage our expenses.At the moment we are raising money to pay for boarding houses for 20 dogs and one pig which costs about 650 euros, without the food. All the dogs in boarding houses were sick, hurt or taken from a shelter in order not to die there. Pig was save from floods in Obrenovac two years ago.Let me sort out some of them.Maki is a dog we found immobile in a ditch near the road. He had a broken spine and a bullet from a blowpipe. He is our miracle because he managed to walk in spite of that condition.We found Flekica (‘Little Stain”) as a puppy with the hard form of demodex (a skin condition).Vuka , Zuca , Brka , Viki , Pegica , Masa , Bleka , Pega , Meda , 3 Puppies , Stefi , Mirko , Crni , Milka , Lara , Flekica , Maki , Zuca2 , Cupko , Gile .We have more animals in foster homes , and we provide food for them.Therefore, we are addressing you with the pleading to help as much as you can. Out work is completely transparent, every dog can be seen and visited. Each of them deserves a chance to live, and we are asking you to help us provide them with that chance.Regarding our future plans, we need the money for sterilization of the dogs, in order to reduce the number of the dogs on the street. We need the money for the food for all the dogs we take care of. We need the money for paying veterinary expenses for the sick and injured dogs.If we had more means we could take care of more dogs and cats from the streets and find them real homes later on. We are very limited by the donations we raise through social networks, which are more than humble,so with your help we can do much more.
I am traveling to Peru on a volunteer construction program to help the local community by participating in a building project. Maximo Nivel’s construction programs focus on community development. Construction projects include building or repairing homes, adding classrooms to schools, or making structural improvements to orphanages. Any donations at all would be appreciated! Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
As we know social media is the most powerful form of communication which was proven in the ice bucket challenge to raise money ....... and I'm asking all my friends of the social media world to come together and support Jacob ......TO PLEDGE A POXY POUND!!! I will start it off by ....PLEDGING A POXY POUND...... and will nominate 10 of my friends to PLEDGE THERE POXY POUND who will then nominate there 10 friends and so on and so on ........ Upload a video of the PLEDGE and your nominees and proof of your donation to your social media ....so let's make this go viral !!!!
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. Scottish, 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, four of us will be prancing through the 10K and May 28th, two of us will rock the Half Marathon. Meet the Galloping Gorillas: IAIN As the one true Scotsman on the team, Iain has decided to show the rest of us tourists what it really means to run across his sacred Caledonia, the land of the brave. He does not feel the cold. He does not feel the rain. And he stands ready to defend Alba’s honour against his daytripper teammates in the 10k… while also conveniently helping the PRWOP kids’ crew. 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!