PETA & Lucy Watson animal cause fundraiser

Welcome to my PETA fundraising Money Pot!Thank you for showing interest in my fundraising campaign.  As you know I'm vegan and I've been campaigning for animal rights and working with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for a while now. I wanted get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty, hence the launch of this campaign.  I'm counting on your support! 😘  🐶 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.  By campaigning regularly all over the world, they not only attract attention, but encourage people to educate themselves on topics they may not be aware of. They have created and continue to support a movement of compassion towards animals, one that is only growing stronger by the day.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 BTW: You can also help by sharing this money pot page on your social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) to raise awareness and funds! 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!

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Fair Trial For Harm : contribution to the defence fees

Thank you for supporting Harm ! Merci de soutenir Harm!Harm fait l'objet d'un procès inéquitable et a été condamné en première instance à 12 ans de prison en Chine. Suite à la couverture médiatique de cette affaire aux Pays Bas et en France, j'ai créé une page Facebook ainsi qu'un site internet (www.fairtrialforharm.eu) où figurent toutes les informations. Chaque jour, toujours plus de gens rejoignent notre cause, et nous avons reçu des messages demandant comment soutenir financièrement Harm et sa famille. En effet, Harm est détenu depuis 20 mois et nous avons dû payer 150.000 euros de frais d'avocat! Et comme il est de coutume en Chine, nous allons également devoir payer la famille du défunt afin qu'ils retirent leurs accusations contre Harm. Donc si vous souhaitez nous aider, n'hésitez pas à contribuer sur ce site internet. Vous pouvez donner autant que vous le souhaitez. Tous les paiements sont sécurisés.  Harm faces unfair trial and 12 years sentence in China.Following the media coverage of Harm’s story in the Netherlands, I created a Facebook page, Fair Trial For Harm (click here to see the page) to share these reports and articles. There is also a website www.fairtrialforharm.eu  where you can see more information about the case. Everyday, more and more people join this page, showing much needed love and support to Harm and his family and friends. We also received some very nice messages from people asking how they could financially support Harm and his family. Indeed, Harm has been detained for 20 months and already had to pay more than 150.000 euros in lawyer’s fees! And as it is the custom in China to make sure the sentence is lowered, we could also have to pay a lot of compensations to the family of the defunct...So if you want to help a bit relieve this heavy burden, you can contribute on this website. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you very much!By the way, I am Diane Vandesmet, Harm's girlfriend. I come from France. Harm and I were living together in the house in Beijing when the accident happened. After the accident, I have contacted his family, seen the Dutch consular department many times, visited the lawyers and done everything I could to help him out. After the appeal hearing, I launched the media and social media campaign to help raise awareness about his case.  Here is a link to Eenvandaag news report where you can see me with Harm's parents and best friend : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHqCWQEIBKI&t=62sAnd here is a picture with Harm on the wall...

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Solidarity fund for Plasco's firefighters (Tehran)

Let's help the families of those who died battling the fire in PlascoOn Tuesday, 19 January 2017, the Plasco building, an iconic landmark located in central Tehran collapsed following an immense fire.When the tower collapsed, firefighters were attempting to control the fire and extinguish the flames, outside of the building, on cranes, or inside Plasco.We've all been shaken by the dramatic images of the blazing fire and the collapse of the building.Many on social media have expressed widespread appreciation for the courageous and selfless efforts of the firefighters.The following weeks and months will be a difficult time for those who lost their loved ones on duty on that sad day. As any such tragedy, the media’s attention will fade and the families will be left to deal with their grief. As they will go through this rough period, your help could give them a little comfort.The amount we raise over the next 20 days will be divided evenly among the victims’ families. Any amount will go a long way.The amount gathered will be transparently donated as promised above, and we'll make sure to keep you updated.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secure.* Don't forget to share the link with your friends.Thank you!WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DONATIONSThe Iranian Red Crescent Society has agreed to help us reach the families and distribute the entire amount of the raised money, as requested by us, evenly among the families of the firefighters who died in Plasco, in accordance with relevant international standards and principles. The Iranian Red Crescent Society, neutral and solely humanitarian, is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network.PERSON BEHIND THE CAUSEThis project was launched by Fatemeh Fannizadeh, an Iranian-Swiss lawyer based in Geneva, Switzerland. She was involved throughout her life in different local and international philanthropic projects.For the purpose of maximum outreach, this online crowdfunding website has been used to create a pot where money can be used to help the families involved.To find out more about Fatemeh, you can visit her LinkedIn page below:www.linkedin.com/in/fatemehfannizadehOr contact her directly at:plascofire.fundraiser@gmail.com***************This fundraising is entirely free of any political or cultural agenda. It is solely an independent humanitarian project.

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Help Alex Beat Cancer

My dear friends, I am writing to ask you to help save my brother's life!!!  My brother Alex Romaniuk is a year 3 dental university student, as well as a talented footballer, dancer and musician.  Unfortunately, life has been unfair to him.  Last year, shortly after his 18th birthday he noticed unusual tiredness, temperature, gums and nose bleeding and small bruises all over his body. Doctors confirmed a horrific diagnosis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) with 15/17 chromosome translocation. Basically this disease means that his body is generating abnormal immature white blood cells (blasts) filling the bone marrow and spilling into the bloodstream. Production of normal blood cells is affected, causing anemia, bleeding problems and serious infections. Healthy people also have blasts but only 2%, my brother’s blood contained 80%. Alex underwent a series of intense  and extremely painful courses of chemotherapy. Doctors advised our family to get ATRA, the most effective and expensive tablets for this type of Leukemia. We funded these drugs ourselves as we thought that this was the answer for Alex.  However, after less than a year and again shortly after his 19th birthday my brother’s symptoms returned and blood tests confirmed that the cancer had returned with blasts at 90%. This relapse was considered to be an aggressive secondary retractive form of APL. The next treatment involved us purchasing the expensive Trisenox injection however this then led to my brother developing the life threatening retinoic acid syndrome during the first week of the treatment.  He got a high temperature, heart and lung complications, strong pain in the chest, back, arms and knees, very high Leukocytosis and Thrombocytopenia. He also suddenly lost his vision in both eyes. The Trisenox treatment had to been stopped. The only option left for us is to take Alex abroad for a bone marrow transplantation.  The costs involved are extremely high.  The airlift costing $13,000 and $40,000 to $50,000 for the initial treatment (info given by Bookimed) Alternative options are either more expensive or he would not be accepted due to the previous treatment that he has had. Please help to give my brother chance to live, please save my brother's life!!!!

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Alzheimers Soc/Club Development fund

Welcome to this money pot !Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureAll monies will be split equally between The Alzheimers Society, and the Kenilworth Tennis, Squash and Croquet Club develoopment fund.Thank you!

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PETA & Lucy Watson animal cause fundraiser

PETA & Lucy Watson animal cause fundraiser

Welcome to my PETA fundraising Money Pot!Thank you for showing interest in my fundraising campaign.  As you know I'm vegan and I've been campaigning for animal rights and working with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for a while now. I wanted get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty, hence the launch of this campaign.  I'm counting on your support! 😘  🐶 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.  By campaigning regularly all over the world, they not only attract attention, but encourage people to educate themselves on topics they may not be aware of. They have created and continue to support a movement of compassion towards animals, one that is only growing stronger by the day.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 BTW: You can also help by sharing this money pot page on your social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) to raise awareness and funds! 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!

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Fair Trial For Harm : contribution to the defence fees

Fair Trial For Harm : contribution to the defence fees

Thank you for supporting Harm ! Merci de soutenir Harm!Harm fait l'objet d'un procès inéquitable et a été condamné en première instance à 12 ans de prison en Chine. Suite à la couverture médiatique de cette affaire aux Pays Bas et en France, j'ai créé une page Facebook ainsi qu'un site internet (www.fairtrialforharm.eu) où figurent toutes les informations. Chaque jour, toujours plus de gens rejoignent notre cause, et nous avons reçu des messages demandant comment soutenir financièrement Harm et sa famille. En effet, Harm est détenu depuis 20 mois et nous avons dû payer 150.000 euros de frais d'avocat! Et comme il est de coutume en Chine, nous allons également devoir payer la famille du défunt afin qu'ils retirent leurs accusations contre Harm. Donc si vous souhaitez nous aider, n'hésitez pas à contribuer sur ce site internet. Vous pouvez donner autant que vous le souhaitez. Tous les paiements sont sécurisés.  Harm faces unfair trial and 12 years sentence in China.Following the media coverage of Harm’s story in the Netherlands, I created a Facebook page, Fair Trial For Harm (click here to see the page) to share these reports and articles. There is also a website www.fairtrialforharm.eu  where you can see more information about the case. Everyday, more and more people join this page, showing much needed love and support to Harm and his family and friends. We also received some very nice messages from people asking how they could financially support Harm and his family. Indeed, Harm has been detained for 20 months and already had to pay more than 150.000 euros in lawyer’s fees! And as it is the custom in China to make sure the sentence is lowered, we could also have to pay a lot of compensations to the family of the defunct...So if you want to help a bit relieve this heavy burden, you can contribute on this website. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you very much!By the way, I am Diane Vandesmet, Harm's girlfriend. I come from France. Harm and I were living together in the house in Beijing when the accident happened. After the accident, I have contacted his family, seen the Dutch consular department many times, visited the lawyers and done everything I could to help him out. After the appeal hearing, I launched the media and social media campaign to help raise awareness about his case.  Here is a link to Eenvandaag news report where you can see me with Harm's parents and best friend : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHqCWQEIBKI&t=62sAnd here is a picture with Harm on the wall...

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Solidarity fund for Plasco's firefighters (Tehran)

Solidarity fund for Plasco's firefighters (Tehran)

Let's help the families of those who died battling the fire in PlascoOn Tuesday, 19 January 2017, the Plasco building, an iconic landmark located in central Tehran collapsed following an immense fire.When the tower collapsed, firefighters were attempting to control the fire and extinguish the flames, outside of the building, on cranes, or inside Plasco.We've all been shaken by the dramatic images of the blazing fire and the collapse of the building.Many on social media have expressed widespread appreciation for the courageous and selfless efforts of the firefighters.The following weeks and months will be a difficult time for those who lost their loved ones on duty on that sad day. As any such tragedy, the media’s attention will fade and the families will be left to deal with their grief. As they will go through this rough period, your help could give them a little comfort.The amount we raise over the next 20 days will be divided evenly among the victims’ families. Any amount will go a long way.The amount gathered will be transparently donated as promised above, and we'll make sure to keep you updated.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secure.* Don't forget to share the link with your friends.Thank you!WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DONATIONSThe Iranian Red Crescent Society has agreed to help us reach the families and distribute the entire amount of the raised money, as requested by us, evenly among the families of the firefighters who died in Plasco, in accordance with relevant international standards and principles. The Iranian Red Crescent Society, neutral and solely humanitarian, is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network.PERSON BEHIND THE CAUSEThis project was launched by Fatemeh Fannizadeh, an Iranian-Swiss lawyer based in Geneva, Switzerland. She was involved throughout her life in different local and international philanthropic projects.For the purpose of maximum outreach, this online crowdfunding website has been used to create a pot where money can be used to help the families involved.To find out more about Fatemeh, you can visit her LinkedIn page below:www.linkedin.com/in/fatemehfannizadehOr contact her directly at:plascofire.fundraiser@gmail.com***************This fundraising is entirely free of any political or cultural agenda. It is solely an independent humanitarian project.

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Help Alex Beat Cancer

Help Alex Beat Cancer

My dear friends, I am writing to ask you to help save my brother's life!!!  My brother Alex Romaniuk is a year 3 dental university student, as well as a talented footballer, dancer and musician.  Unfortunately, life has been unfair to him.  Last year, shortly after his 18th birthday he noticed unusual tiredness, temperature, gums and nose bleeding and small bruises all over his body. Doctors confirmed a horrific diagnosis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) with 15/17 chromosome translocation. Basically this disease means that his body is generating abnormal immature white blood cells (blasts) filling the bone marrow and spilling into the bloodstream. Production of normal blood cells is affected, causing anemia, bleeding problems and serious infections. Healthy people also have blasts but only 2%, my brother’s blood contained 80%. Alex underwent a series of intense  and extremely painful courses of chemotherapy. Doctors advised our family to get ATRA, the most effective and expensive tablets for this type of Leukemia. We funded these drugs ourselves as we thought that this was the answer for Alex.  However, after less than a year and again shortly after his 19th birthday my brother’s symptoms returned and blood tests confirmed that the cancer had returned with blasts at 90%. This relapse was considered to be an aggressive secondary retractive form of APL. The next treatment involved us purchasing the expensive Trisenox injection however this then led to my brother developing the life threatening retinoic acid syndrome during the first week of the treatment.  He got a high temperature, heart and lung complications, strong pain in the chest, back, arms and knees, very high Leukocytosis and Thrombocytopenia. He also suddenly lost his vision in both eyes. The Trisenox treatment had to been stopped. The only option left for us is to take Alex abroad for a bone marrow transplantation.  The costs involved are extremely high.  The airlift costing $13,000 and $40,000 to $50,000 for the initial treatment (info given by Bookimed) Alternative options are either more expensive or he would not be accepted due to the previous treatment that he has had. Please help to give my brother chance to live, please save my brother's life!!!!

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Trek to Teach with Holly

Trek to Teach with Holly

Namaste!I am incredibly honored and excited to announce that I have been accepted, after a written application and two interviews as a Trek to Teach teacher.C'est avec grande fierté et enthousiasme que je vous annonce que j'ai été accepté, après une candiature écrite et deux entretiens, comme "enseignante" pour Trek to Teach. Next April, I will be leaving my parisian life and everything that goes with it to take part in a meaningful adventure with Trek To Teach, in the Himalayas of Nepal, where I will be helping create a positive change for Nepali children through the teaching of English.En Avril prochain, je quitte ma vie parisienne et tout ce que ça englobe pour prendre le chemin des Himalayas au Népal,  dans le cadre de l'association humanitaire Trek To Teach, où je contribuerai à apporter un souffle positif dans la vie des enfants népalais grâce à l’enseignement de l’anglais.                  I will be teaching English for 5 months in a remote village in the middle of the Annapurna region. To get there I will trek 4-days in length. This trek is considered to be one of the most beautiful hikes in the world, but very challenging too : walking up, and sometimes down, steep hills, stairs, for 6 or more hours per day, with my belonging on my back.Did you know that some of these young children trek 2 hours to school and back every day?J'enseignerai l'anglais durant 5 mois dans un village reclus de la région des Annapurna.  Mon challenge commencera par un trek de 4 jours consécutifs. Considérée comme l’une des plus belles rando du monde, mais physiquement… il faudra monter, descendre parfois, des pentes escarpées, des marches en continue, pendant 6 heures ou plus par jours, avec mon sac à dos bien rempli sur les épaules.Saviez-vous que certains de ces jeunes enfants marche 2 heures aller, et retour, pour se rendre à l’école?Because of these great distances, attendance rates are often much lower than they should be. This is where I, new foreign, interesting, and fun English teacher, come in.A cause de ces grandes distances, le taux d'absentéisme est plus élevé qu’il ne devrait l’être. C’est là où, ma présence en tant que nouvelle étrangère, intéressante et pleine d’énergie, intervient. English is increasingly important for Nepali children to gain opportunities in today’s globalized world. Currently, local teachers lack resources and training to help all students have their needs met, limiting the opportunity for growth and future success for the students in these villages. They need to learn English from speakers of English like me, whom will greatly improve their language skills and their lives. That is what I’m aiming for.Afin d’avoir la capacité de saisir leurs chances dans la société mondialisé d’aujourd’hui, l’apprentissage de l’anglais est un atout crucial dans la vie de ces petits népalais. Malheureusement, les enseignants locaux manquent de ressources et de formations pour subvenir aux besoins de chaque étudiant, ce qui limite les possibilités d’évolution et de réussite de ces jeunes vivant dans ces villages. Ils ont besoin d’apprendre l’anglais avec des personnes dont l’anglais est la langue maternelle comme moi, et qui pourront les aider à améliorer leurs compétences linguistiques et par conséquent leur vie. C’est mon but.  You can also join the adventure and help me change these lives thanks to a donation.Vous pouvez vous aussi faire partie de cette aventure et m’aider changer ces vies grâce à un don.The 5 month project itself costs 5,000 USD (excluding flights, equipment, vaccination, insurance, visa), so please, take a moment to contribute. Make that difference with me.Le projet lui même coûte 5,000 USD (hors vols internationaux, équipement, vaccins, assurance, visa), donc s’il vous plait, prennez un moment pour contribuer. Participons ensemble à cette une belle action.Every penny helps!Chaque centime compte!Short of money?  You can help by sharing this project around ;-)Pas trop de sous, n’hésitez pas à partager auto

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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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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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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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Algarve Dawgs...Mungo, Helen and Peggy

Algarve Dawgs...Mungo, Helen and Peggy

Welcome to Marcus and Leanne's money pot, raising money for Algarve dawgs - Mungo, Helen and Peggy!These hunting dogs were locked in a shed for years.  Then they broke out and nearly starved to death on a barren hillside until they stumbled upon the mountain hideaway my mum built and where we were... well hiding away in.For a few weeks they lounged on cushions with full food bowls and cuddles, and they were the happiest, most grateful, most lovable and loving dogs you have ever met.  All their Christmas's came at once.We then discovered the annual horror that occurs across Portugal and Spain as the hunting season comes to an end. Thousands of these poor hunting dogs are abandoned in the hills, left to starve to death, many more just shot, their replacement offspring waiting in line for the same fate and similar suffering.If they are lucky then the heart-worm or tick fever will end their slow starvation- which Helen and Peggy both had.The result is all the dog sanctuaries are far, far beyond full - we spoke to one who told us that 200 dogs had been put down that day from a single hunter due to the appalling state they had been found in and lack of room to look after them - another Sanctury told us they were set up for 200 but were housing 1000). Most sanctuaries will not open their doors if you turn up with a dog - not because they don't want to help; they are bursting at the seams. Hunters regularly throw unwanted dogs over the fences at night. These dogs are the 'lucky' ones...So now many sanctuaries just fund neutering programs and treat them if they can be sent abroad to be rehomed. Sometimes they just leave food out... at the local Intermarch (supermarket) we saw 7 dogs roaming around eating the rice that had been left out for the strays. This is the landscape in which our story sits. We homed them, SOS neutered them and started their treatment. SOS and Karen Breen provided spaces for them to convalesce until homes could be found... Helen, Peggy and Mungo are now waiting to come to the UK for rehoming by Birmingham Greyhound Rescue.It would tragic to take it all away from them and we want to raise hard cash to give back to the dedicated sanctuaries that have helped Mungo, Peggy and Helen and to help them continue their work helping these innocents (Karen Breens Sanctury, SOS Algarve and Birmingham Greyhound Rescue) - £800 makes a contribution towards treatment, kennelling, pet-passports and transportation to the UKThese are the easiest, most docile dogs you will ever find. Let's get them a nice comfy home where they can do what whippets do - lounge around in comfort.  The pictures show how scarily thin they were I know, but they'll fill out.Chipped, vaccinated, spayed, health scanned, and being treated - could you perhaps offer them a nice, comfy home? They are in Portugal but can go anywhere.If not, can you make a contribution to our money pot? You can help by donating a small amount for our endeavours to raise funds in the coming months... we have already wild camped at Snowdon's base and climbed Snowdon... in January when it was -3 degrees at 11pm!!!The small print... Fee information etc. There are no fees passed onto you when you contribute to our money pot. There are also no set-up fees for us to use this site. When we transfer the money raised here by bank transfer (to be distributed to the sanctuaries and individuals that have helped rescue Mungo, Helen and Peggy) leetchi charges 4% for money pots under £2000 or 2.9% for money pots over £2000. We looked around - it's the best we can find. So that's the technical bit over!Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want* All payments are secureThank you so much! Marcus, Leanne, Mungo, Helen and Peggy x

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Primate Conservation Research Volunteering

Primate Conservation Research Volunteering

Thank you for visiting my page.In July I will be undertaking a 3 week unpaid volunteering project working on primate conservation in the amazon rainforest.I will be spending 3 weeks volunteering to help the scientists and conservationist from ARC Amazon, a non-profit organisation based in Peru. The objectives of the organisation are to "Increase the value of the amazon, to conserve and protect it, and to connect people with rainforests."As with lots of parts of the Amazon, the area I will be working in is under threat from logging industries and the growth of land for agriculture. As a result, many of the species native to the area are becoming increasingly under threat and closer to extinction. An example of one of these animals is the Peruvian black spider monkey (pictured). The organisation aims to protect this species of monkey, as well as 8 other endangered species by understanding the monkeys and making local communities and the rest of the world aware of the impact of them being wiped out. The research undertaken by the scientists working there helps Arc Amazon determine strategies for local conservationists in their aim to create a Biodiversity Corridor in an important river system in the north east of Peru on the border of Brazil and Bolivia.I am a second-year Chemical Engineering student at the University of Bath with a strong interest in conservation. Last year I participated in a 5 day volunteering residential to help the National Trust in the Brecon Beacons and this year I am leading the trip. I also have led other conservation activities with the National Trust in Bath and was nominated for the Bath Young Volunteer of the year award 2017. I enjoy adventures and being outdoors!The volunteering work that I will be involved with whilst I am there will include:* Following, observing and recording data about the wild monkeys.* Trekking through lowland Amazon rainforest in search of monkeys.* Recording and uploading data captured for analysis.* Assisting in the learning of the different monkey species and other fauna and flora species present in the monkey's habitat.* Helping protect the lands of the Indigenous people.I will also be witnessing first hand the deforestation, species loss and other threats to the rainforest as well as gaining an understanding of the successes and challenges of deforestation and thus be able to convey this message on my return.I would really appreciate it if you could help in this project by donating. It will really help with the vital research and assist in the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. As this is a volunteering trip, which is vital for the organisation as I am completely unpaid and have to pay the company to be there, I have to completely self-fund this trip. The money will be going towards paying for my food, water and travel whilst I am assisting the conservationists and scientists. Therefore your money will be going directly into helping conserve the Amazon and help everyone understand the amazing species of monkeys that live in the Amazon rainforest, so you will know exactly where your money is spent. Any money raised above the costs of participating in the projected will be donated directly to the organisation to help fund further research and conservation.Please click to make a contribution, or get in contact with me to learn more about the project, donate via paypal or bank transfer please email me at jt740@bath.ac.uk.For more information on the charity, please visit http://conservetheamazon.org/arcamazon/#missionThank you for your time :)

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