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Community Safety Patrols

Community Safety Patrols

Welcome to the Oadby Watch money pot. First of all, we'd like to thank everyone for joining and participating in our fast-growing community. Your participation contributes to the efforts in keeping our community safe and reduce crime by keeping everyone informed of what's going on in the area. As a community, our key objectives are, * To reduce crime - by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community, reducing opportunities for crime and increasing crime prevention awareness.* To assist the Police in detecting crime - by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.* To reduce the fear of crime - by providing accurate information about risks, and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst those most at risk.* To improve police/community liaison - by providing effective means to notify co-ordinators and key contacts of local crime trends, and by members advising the police of incidents when they occur.In the past month, we have, * Increased Police and Community collaboration* Committed to the safety and security of the area by performing regular patrols* Created a forum (Telegram Messenger) for easy communication to help everyone* Set up an intelligence database to record suspicious activities and reports to 101* Purchased Neighbourhood Watch signs and attached them to 25 locations around the area* Purchased Hi-Vis jackets for residents on patrolTo further bolster the tremendous efforts, we are now requesting an investment to fund the following equipment, * Neighbourhood Watch signs - already attached to lamposts around the area* High-visibility jackets - used by residents on patrol* Custom metal Oadby Watch signs - a visual deterrent to anyone seeking to commit crime in the areaPlease take a look at the updates below for a breakdown of the donations and spend to date, CLICK TO VIEW RECEIPTS HERE Thank you, Oadby Watch Admin Group

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Kasia's Wake Up Call

Kasia's Wake Up Call

Lovely generous people! Welcome to our money pot for Kasia's recovery and treatments.With the humour Kasia's is famous for we called it "Wake Up Call" because this is what we need her to do: WAKE UP!  And we hope that with your help she soon will.  Our friend had a brain stroke while in Poland to visit her family during Easter holidays. She was supposed to be back in Iceland where she was happily living with her wife to be Anabel, and about to start a degree in Photography, instead she is still in Plock (Poland), lying unconscious in a hospital bed.(the image you see is part of her portfolio https://www.banaszekatarzyna.com/solitude she was about to exhibit in Reykjavick shortly).  All of her friends from different parts of Europe are mobilizing themselves in order to collect money and support to help Kasia's family paying for rehabilitation care so deeply needed by Kasia after the extensive stroke.  The haemorrhage in her brain might have caused damages that we still don't know and won't until she wakes up and therefore is vital for us to do anything we can to make this happen as soon as possible.  She has been operated on and although she has been taken off the danger list, her chances of coming back to full strenghts are slim if we don't do something. Fast.  Kasia is so many things for so many people. For Anable is the person she thought of marrying in a few months and that now is the reason why she is back in Iceland to press delete on their life to move back to Poland to deal with this tragic event. For us friends, acquaintances spread amongst England, Poland and Iceland Kasia is a beautiful soul, generous person, talented photographer and funny funny funny 26 years old girl who just does not deserve this.  YEAR OF TREATMENT COSTS ABOUT £70,000. IN KASIA'S CASE WE NEED TO COVER SEVERAL YEARS, SO DON'T BE SHY ;)!  From Kasia's website : )  In 2010 I finished Public High School in my hometown Plock in Poland. In 2012 I started to study photography in two-year art school but I don't have higher education after that. But I've got a diploma!​When it comes to photography jobs- my biggest achievement is working as a photographer shooting packshots in online sex shop called (in translation) "Island of Pleasure". Other then this wonderful thing I did some time in a little marketing agency as a photographer for everything. Later I was forced to change profession and I became some kind of manager in a bakery shop but I was the only one working there.​​Since July 2016 I'm living on Iceland and couldn't be happier.   Thank you to everyone who will contribute, share, talk or think about our lovely Kasia.   Peace out!

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Fundraising to Battle Cancer!

Fundraising to Battle Cancer!

Life can be dreafully unfair sometimes. If you have not read this sponsorship page before, please see our letter to cancer which explains why we are fundraising...  However since launching this page, we have been told about an incredible lady, called Jenny, who has been dealt the cruelest of hands.  So we are dedicating our event to Jenny, asking for more donations, and sharing those donations across our cancer charities and into Jenny's daughter fundraising page. Jenny is 35 (younger than all of us), she has three daughters 6 and under.  She also gave birth to a son, Elliott, in Great Ormond Street, he died aged 10 days old. I'd say that sentence alone means she has faced massively more than her fair share of hardship; but on June 5th this year, Jenny was diagnosed with an aggressive adenocarcinoma of the lower bowel. The consultants say she has 18 months with treatment, 9 months without. Let that sink in. It is agonising. In her lifetime, Jenny has raised over £70k to provide a pallative care room in GOSH for PICU and NICU. Terrible things seem to happen to shining stars of the world. Jenny's eldest daughter, Nia, before her Mummys diagnosis, was starting to grow her hair for the Little Princess Trust, what an inspiration.  They are now raising money for Bowel Cancer UK - and I just hope we can add a little a bit more to that fund. Stories like this remind you to squeeze every second out of life, always choose to do the right thing, and love those you love with a passion that burns... Our hearts break for Jenny and her family, and we will be thinking of you as hopefully we raise some awareness and money. Thanks for reading this update - see below for our orginal letter to Cancer - but know we are even more pissed off with this cruel condition than ever before......  Dear Cancer, We are four, forty something year old women. In our chosen sport, we are called Masters.... In our peer groups, we are called friends, mums, or the mad dog lady. We met only last year, two pairs who quickly discovered we were actually meant to be a foursome. And then a plan formed. You see, we are at an age where we have watched friends battle you, seen loved ones die at your hand.  We have checked our breasts, had them squashed in a machine to ensure you aren't living in our body.   We go for smears, we take the vitamins, we try not to be one of the unlucky ones. We cry when friends are diagnosed, and we shout at the injustice of the condition. And we burpee, and we lift weights, and we pretend to be gymnasts. In October, we are going to do it together, in a team of four, where we will be part of an event designed to battle you. BATTLE CANCER With a combined age of over 170 we will compete against many half our age.  Just because we can. We will train harder than before and compete stronger. Just because we can, And because we want to raise money. Money for a cure, money for research, money to battle cancer! Because we are sick of you in our life. We are splitting the money over several cancer charities close to our hearts.  But all money can be donated via this money pot and then split between Bowel Cancer UK, Weston Park Hospital,  Macmillian and the Willows Foundation. Cancer, we are doing something to try and stop you. Friends and families - please donate - even a pound can help? And Cancer, because we can laugh in the face of adveristy. Because no matter how hard you attack us, we will continue to fight, we pledge that the moment we raise over £650 we will do one of the workouts in Unicorn Leotards. Because we can! Love, Simone, Jo, Jane & Mel. xxx   Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can donate to a good cause* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you!

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The Letchworth Garden City Home Education Hub

The Letchworth Garden City Home Education Hub

Welcome to the LGCHE HUB 1 year Venue Hire Fundraiser!Click to make a contribution.* Make a min donation of £16.35.* All payments are secure Welcome! Did you know that in the UK parents have the legal choice between choosing to have their children educated in a school or at home? Did you also know that parents that exercise this right get absolutely no financial support? Yes...it's true. The reasons for choosing to home educate are very varied. There are families who have children with special educational needs (SEN), children who have struggled in school due to social problems, emotional and academic needs not being met, religious reasons, or just because it’s the right choice for the individual child and family’s needs, learning abilities and lifestyle. Styles of home education are also as varied as the reasons for home educating. These range from following the UK government curriculum, to other educational styles like Montessori or Steiner, which are accredited, private school methods of teaching. Or a mix of different styles adapted to suit the individual child. The problem is, that those who home educate do not get any government funding or financial help, despite the fact they actually save the government money by providing an education for their children themselves. This means that home education communities are often very supportive of each other and Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire are two of the UKs busiest and biggest home education communities. The Letchworth Garden City Home Education Hub is a group of local home educators based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire UK that need your help. LGCHE HUB is a place where parents can meet and support each other, where children can make friends, where parents can share resources and ideas, run educational and skill base workshops that will support local home educated children. There are presently no groups in our local area that support Home Educated children's needs, Home Educators, or parents considering this choice for their children especially in the early years. We need you to help change this! All our activities will be supported by parents taking their turn each week to volunteer their time/skills/resources when they can to ensure our Hub's content. We need 100 payments of £16.35 to cover our venue rental charge for 1 year, can you help us? We desperately need your help to secure a space where Home Educated Children can be supported in the way they have the right to be. Please share this with your friends family. Thank you for your time. (Min donation of £16.35.)  MAKE A DONATION AS A HOME EDUCATOR: (Member Donation)Anyone that will be, considering too, or just would like to visit on occasion as they hold a Home Education interest and think they would like to attend either once in a while, once a month or once a week is considered a member. Receive a 100% free family entry pass to LGCHE HUB for 1 year (until our Christmas holiday closing date Friday 23rd November 2018) and enjoy free fun activities & workshops every week for all the family. (Min donation of £16.35.) MAKE A DONATION AS A HOME EDUCATOR: (None Member Donation)Anyone that is a home educator that cannot attend but would like to support this cause is considered a non member donator. Your support is greatly appreciated. We really can't thank you enough! The home educators of our little community in Letchworth welcome all support from our U.K H.E. Community and beyond,  together planting  more positive flags for Home Education.(Min donation of £16.35.) MAKE A DONATION AS PRIVATE DONATOR/BUSINESS/ORGANISATION:Any member of the public wishing to make a donation to support LGCHE HUB is considered a private donator.(Min donation of £16.35.) £532.76 has been paid to our venueWe need just 23 payment s of £16.35 to meet our target so please keep supporting!

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Global Nomad - Mongol Rally

Global Nomad - Mongol Rally

Welcome Friends ,As a participant in the Mongol Rally we are raising money for Charity to be donated to Human Hope Foundation and Cool Earth. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Human Hope Foundation It is a professionally run Non Government Organisation (NGO) which aims to adopt a comprehensive approach to address the various issues faced by the underprivileged. Our comprehensive approach includes Remedial Education, Livelihood opportunities to the underprivileged.In future we would like to provide the underprivileged access to Financial Instruments, Better Healthcare, Sanitation and also plan to have chapters on Water conservation, Environmental and Youth related issues. http://www.humanhopefoundation.ngo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cool Earth Cool Earth is a Non Profit Organization that works alongside Rainforest Communities to halt Deforestation and its impact on Climate Change. Cool Earth works alongside the local people to build better health, better education and better livelihoods to create resilient and empowered villages. https://www.coolearth.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your generous donations to support the cause will be highly appreciated. Thank you! Phan Lai and Saket

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Real Help for a Real Need - supporting families with disabled children in Uganda

Real Help for a Real Need - supporting families with disabled children in Uganda

---- ENGLISH VERSION BELOW --- Liebe Freunde, Familie, Bekannte und Interessierte, „Real Help for a Real Need“ – meine Spendenaktion läuft nicht zufällig unter diesem Titel. Die meisten von euch kennen das sicher: man möchte etwas dazu beitragen, dass sich die Lebensumstände von Menschen in einem Land des Globales Südens verbessern. Aber wie? Der sicherlich schnellste und bequemste Weg ist es, eine bestimmte Summe Geld an eine der großen, bekannten Hilfsorganisationen zu überweisen. Allerdings frage ich mich zumindest bei solchen Spenden immer, ob das Geld wirklich bei den Bedürftigen ankommt und was letztendlich davon gekauft wird.Deswegen ist es ein Anliegen meiner Spendenaktion, Geld für ein bestimmtes, mir gut bekanntes Projekt zu sammeln, von dem bedürftige Menschen langfristig profitieren können anstatt nur eine kurzfristige Finanzspritze zu geben. Wie viele von euch wissen, engagiere ich mich seit Anfang September 2018 bei der Organisation Training of Rural Women in Uganda (TORUWU) in Uganda. Das Ziel von TORUWU ist es Frauen und ihren Kindern in der Region rund um Kikajjo, einem Dorf ca. 20 Kilometer südlich der Hauptstadt Kampala, eine Berufsausbildung und Zugang zu Bildung zu ermöglichen. Zusammen mit einer anderen Freiwilligen unterstütze ich insbesondere die lokale Grundschule. Wir unterrichten dort regelmäßig und initiieren darüber hinaus verschiedene Aktionen, wie das gemeinsame Sammeln von Müll und den Bau eines Spielplatzes. Darüber hinaus unterstützt die Organisation Familien mit behinderten Kindern, indem sie ihnen einmal wöchentlich eine kostenlose Physiotherapie ermöglicht. Die Lebenssituation dieser Familien ist häufig sehr prekär – viele Frauen müssen ihre Familien alleine durchbringen. Die Geburt eines behinderten Kindes wird in der ugandischen Kultur oft als Fluch angesehen und häufig werden Frauen von ihren Ehemännern verlassen. Da die Pflege ihres behinderten Kindes sehr zeitintensiv ist schaffen es viele der Frauen nicht, nebenbei zu arbeiten und leben oft in entsetzlicher Armut. Ich war in den letzten Wochen immer bei den Therapiestunden dabei und habe dadurch die Möglichkeit, mich viel mit den Müttern zu unterhalten. Das Schicksal dieser Familien geht mir sehr nahe.  Um zum körperlichen Wohl der Familien beizutragen, hat TORUWU ein Stück Land erworben, auf dem Obst und Gemüse, beispielsweise Kohl, Bananen, Mangos und Bohnen, angebaut werden, die jeweils nach den Therapieeinheiten an die Frauen verteilt werden. Die Herausforderung besteht darin, dass der Boden oft viel zu trocken für erfolgreiches Landwirtschaften ist. Das ist nicht nur während der Haupttrockenzeiten, sondern zunehmend auch während der eigentlichen Regenzeiten (März bis Mai sowie September bis November) der Fall. Aufgrund der globalen Erwärmung werden diese vormals zuverlässigen Zeiträume immer unberechenbarer und der Regen kann teilweise wochenlang ganz ausbleiben. Daher fällt die Versorgung der Familien mit diesen Produkten momentan leider sehr spärlich aus. Abhilfe können hier eine Pumpe und ein Bewässerungssystem schaffen, welches das Wasser aus den naheliegenden sumpfigen Böden mittels Sprinkleranlagen auf dem Feld verteilen. Da das Feld leicht abschüssig ist, soll das Wasser in einen Tank gepumpt werden, der ca. 100 oberhalb des Tümpels stehen soll. Von da aus sollen zwei mobile Sprinklersysteme die oberen, besonders trockenen Bereiche des Feldes bewässern. Zudem ist eine gründliche Umzäunung des Feldes mit Stacheldraht notwendig, um die Pflanzen vor Dieben und umherwanderndem Vieh zu schützen. Und genau hierfür bin ich auf eure Mithilfe angewiesen!Da ich die restlichen Mittel für die Anschaffung und Installation eines solchen Bewässerungssystems nicht alleine aufbringen kann, bitte ich euch um eure finanzielle Unterstützung. Insgesamt werden für die Anschaffung, Installation und Wartung der Pumpe, des Tanks und des Bewässerungssystems noch weitere 2500€ benötigt.Darin sind alle benötigten Materialien, Personalkosten und die T

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Publication atelier Unité de Production_2015-2018

Publication atelier Unité de Production_2015-2018

Unité de production UP est un atelier de master de la faculté d’architecture La Cambre Horta mené par thierry Decuypere et Sophie Dars. Cette année l’atelier souhaite bénéficier de votre soutien via la plateforme Leetchi pour produire la troisième publication des travaux des étudiants. Cette publication sera pensée et conçue en collaboration avec le master typographie de La Cambre Art Visuel, dirigé par Laure Giletti et Pierre Huygebaert. Enseignants et étudiants des deux écoles participeront à l’edition de ce troisième volet de l’atelier.Presentation de l’atelier UP                   L’atelier ‘Unité de production’ propose de partir d’une problématique interne à la discipline architecturale pour explorer le monde. Des productions communes sont déterminées comme objectifs de rendus dès le début du quadrimestre au cours duquel reflexion et conception de projet ne se font pas en amont mais dans et au moyen de ces productions. L’atelier adopte une posture de recherche où l’interrogation et l’expérimentation sont préférées à la simulation de l’exercice traditionnel de la profession. L’étudiant travaille dans l’affirmation de ses sources de ses interets et de ses filitations. Les références ne sont pas à cacher au nom d’une inspiration magique à préserver des influences;  Tout projet est un champ de référence à construire.                                             Le projet de publication 3Il s’agira de publier les travaux de 5 quadrimestres entre 2015 et 2018.Pensée en deux volets, cette publication reprendra 4 quadrimestres autour des 4 thèmes que sont : Villas, Angles, Sport amateur, Façades, tous élaborés selon les meme principes pédagogiques. Le deuxième volet, plus politique reprendra la thématique de l’effondrement abordés par les étudiants sous formes des 20 villas productives dans le Pajottenland. Ce dernier quadrimestre a fait l’objet de nombreux échanges avec des invités extérieurs qui pourront apparaitre dans la publication.                   VOLET 01Quadrimestres 2015-2017Thématiques : Villas, Angles, Sport Amateur FaçadesCe premier volet de la publication serait l’occasion de revenir sur les principes méthodologiques propre àl’atelier, l’Atlas et la maquette. Chaque quadrimestre est l’occasion d’expérimenter de nouveaux récits de projets par le montage d’images, mais tente aussi de formaliser les essais, erreurs, trouvailles au moyen de différentes techniques de maquettes : en amont du projet, pendant sa conception et enfin pour le représenter.  L’enjeu de la publication serait de donner àvoir les montages d’images de ces récits de projet. Une ressource iconographique qui témoigne des capacités de recherches de l’étudiant -comment déployer un monde à travers une source limitée - sa capacité à scénariser un projet, à fabriquer le champs de références et de contraintes lui permettant de construire sa proposition . Les images deviennent le contexte, le client, les thèmes architecturaux, le paysage. Le projet de publication vise àrestituer les constellations d’images trouvées par les étudiants.                   C'est aussi l’occasion de se questionner sur la maquette comme outil de projet : la representation comme projet. Différentes techniques de représentation leur ont été proposées, de la maquette de site au 1/500 au fragment 1/25 eme.                        VOLET 02Quadrimestre 2- 2018Thématiques : Is it too late? 20 villas productives dans le Pajottenlandhttps://upisitoolate.tumblr.com/                          UP a ouvert un cycle de réflexion par le projet quant àl’impact de la crise écologique sur la pratique architecturale. Alors que le monde de l’architecture semble réagir aux crises actuelles par la seule et paisible perspective du développement durable, nous nous intéresserons aux auteurs pour qui la notion de crise, et la potentielle sortie par le haut qu’elle sous-entend, doit être remplacée par une plongée volontaire dans les effets d’une catastrophe globale.   

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Michael Steinman - Second Residence - CD Project

Michael Steinman - Second Residence - CD Project

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!ENGLISH: I've been working on this CD for a couple years now and we are fast approaching the end of the recording, mixing, editing, mastering etc, etc and it's time to come up with real money to make this happen. My first CD "Current Residence" came out about 4 years ago. It was a totally different style of jazz and a very different type of musical situation I was living at that time.  Our style and repertoire has evolved enormously since then and this new album is much more contemporary - inspired by gospel, rock, funk, fusion and even some New Orleans Second Line !!- for the purists out there, I did say "inspired by"   :-)   The working name is "Second Residence"  - clever, don't you think? It features:Lionel Pellissier on DrumsStephane Mondesir on PianoSebastien Alquier on Basseand 2 or 3 surprise guest soloists  and me on trombones and vocals... There's music by The Meters, The Crusaders, Charlie Hunter, Joe Zawinul, Leroy Jones, Donald Fagan, Stealer's Wheel, Duke Ellington and more... I think the CD is simply really cool ...  I'm really excited about it and I hope that you will like it too! I need some help to bring it all together and finish the production, pressing, graphics, licensing...  If you help me with a donation, think of it as pre-paying your CD.  And you will be a "producer" !! With luck, I will be able to get everything finished and submitted to the pressing company at the beginning of October with a delivery date of mid-October.  I'm heading to Japan on October 17 to give several promotional concerts and I really hope I will have the finished product with me. If you would like to help me out on this, I would appreciate it very much.   You can donate as much or as little as you want of course - every contribution will help!   I will offer a free CD as a gift for donations of 20 euros / 2 CDs for 40 euros... For huge donations - let's talk about giving a private concert in your home or town !!   :-) in music,Michael Steinman FRANCAIS: Je travaille sur ce CD depuis deux ans maintenant et nous approchons rapidement de la fin de l'enregistrement, du mixage, du montage, du mastering, etc. Et il est temps de trouver de l'argent pour y arriver. Mon premier CD "Current Residence" est sorti il ​​y a environ 4 ans. C'était un style de jazz totalement différent et un type de situation musicale très différent que je vivais à cette époque. Notre style et notre répertoire ont énormément évolué depuis et ce nouvel album est beaucoup plus contemporain - inspiré du gospel, du rock, du funk, de la fusion et même de la New Orleans Second Line !! - pour les puristes, j'ai dit "inspiré par"  :-)  Le nom de ce nouvel album est "Second Residence" - malin, vous ne pensez pas?  Il comporte:Lionel Pellissier à la batterieStéphane Mondesir au pianoSébastien Alquier à la basseet 2 ou 3 solistes invités surprise et moi au trombone et au chant...  Il y a de la musique par The Meters, The Crusaders, de Charlie Hunter, de Joe Zawinul, de Leroy Jones, de Donald Fagan, de Stealer's Wheel, de Duke Ellington et bien plus encore ...  Je pense que le CD est tout simplement génial ... J'en suis vraiment ravi et j'espère que vous l'aimerez aussi! J'ai besoin d'aide pour tout rassembler et terminer la production, le pressage, les graphismes, les licences ... Si vous m'aidez avec un don, c'est comme vous pré-payez votre CD! Et vous serez un "producteur" en plus !! Avec un peu de chance, je serai en mesure de tout finir et de le soumettre à l'entreprise de pressage au début du mois d'octobre avec une date de livraison à la mi-octobre. Je vais au Japon le 17 octobre pour jouer plusieurs concerts promotionnels et j'espère vivement avoir le produit fini avec moi. Si vous souhaitez m'aider, je vous en serais très reconnaissant. Bien entendu, vous pouvez donner autant ou aussi peu que vous voulez, chaque contribution aidera! Je vais offrir un CD gratuit en cadeau pour des dons de 20 euros / 2 CD pour 40 euros ...

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Remember the Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke

Remember the Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke

Welcome to the Winchester Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke Project Men of the 1st Hampshires in Ploegsteert (Plugstreet) Wood, Flanders, during the winter of 1914-15  November 11, 2018 will mark the centenary of the Armistice that finally silenced the guns in the Great War. Up and down the country, in what will undoubtedly be deeply poignant commemorative services, communities will remember the hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in a conflict that is still etched on our national psyche. Fulflood and Weeke in Winchester will be no exception. The churches of St. Paul and St. Matthew contain memorials to no fewer than 91 men from the parish who went off to war never to return and they will be remembered at services in November. Although these men died more than a century ago their stories are only now being retold thanks to the efforts of a local research group. Over the past three years the researchers have worked to build up a picture of the lives of the parish’s war dead – where they lived and worked, where they went to school, their families, and, of course, where they fought and died. The stories we have glimpsed have been moving and fascinating. Young men from the streets of Fulflood, Weeke and elsewhere in Winchester went to fight and die not only on the Western Front but also at Gallipoli, Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and even Russia. Winchester, of course, was a garrison town so many joined those regiments based here – the Hampshire Regiment, the Rifle Brigade and the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Others served in the Royal Navy and the fledgling air force. Men from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and East Africa with family connections in the parish, volunteered to fight for the “Mother Country” and their names are remembered on the memorials. One of these men had been on Captain Scott’s final expedition to Antarctica in 1912 and was to die in a German prisoner-of-war camp. Many schools where the men went to are still here. Several went as infants to Western School, then in Elm Rd, and onto St. Thomas School in Mews Lane, which was eventually amalgamated into Kings’ School. There, they are remembered on the St. Thomas School Memorial Board. Some went onto Peter Symond’s Grammar School, now the Sixth Form College, and they too have a memorial board. Some went to prep schools and onto public schools such as Winchester College where they are also remembered. Some schools they attended no longer exist, for example, St. Peter’s in Chesil Street - but their records do. The time has now come to make their stories accessible to all interested people and aspects of this will take money!  With just 1-click you can donate to this cause on the Contribute button on the right side of this page. * The most expensive item will be to publish a book of their stories which we aim to have available by Remembrance Sunday, on the 11th November this year.* We also plan to have portable permanent exhibition boards which can be displayed in:* St. Mathew’s and St. Paul’s, the churches of the parish of Fulflood & Weeke.* Local schools* Hampshire Record Office & the Discovery Centre* Community halls* Relevant military museums & local military bases* Creation of a website with all the information on it which will have an element of interrogation for example, do any of the men live in your street?* We hope further that:* Teaching resources will be created in liaison with local schools. Many current pupils in Winchester, especially at Western, Westgate and Peter Symmond's, may live in houses that were once the homes of these men.* A programme of Public Lectures & Guided Tours will happen.Long-term, we also hope to tell the stories of all the men who went to fight in World Wars I & II but that is not part of the current project. Thank you for reading this page and we do hope that you find this a worthwhile cause to contribute to.You can further help if you think you are related to any of the men and even have relevant photographs. A

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Love2Lexy

Love2Lexy

Hello and thanks for coming by. My name is Lexy, and the adorable pup by my side 24/7 is Jaxx.  About three years ago I was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I have the most common type of Hypermobile EDS. It's a horrible, multi-systemic condition that wreaks havoc on the sufferer, and can affect any number of things throughout the body. For me, personally, I experience a lot of pain and joint subluxations (partial dislocations) and often, full dislocations.  While living in the US I had sought treatment to find out why my neck was so constantly painful, why I had trouble supporting my head upright, and why I almost constantly had a headache, that was only relieved by laying down. While in the Us, I was also diagnosed with Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Chiari malformation and we still suspect Mast Cell activation syndrome.  With few answers, and a need to return home and escape my troubled marriage, I left the US. Upon returning home, shortly before Christmas, I started slipping in and out of consciousness. It was so quick and successive that I was unable to tell anyone what was happening or reach out for help. My blood pressure was tanking but we did not know why. I sought answers from doctors, neurologists and neurosurgeon team at Queen's square, I was sent for a supine MRI upon which they told me that I did have Chiari but that it was ''not symptomatic'' because of it's size.  Initially, I accepted these answers, why would they not be correct? But my condition declined further and after an incident with my University bed collapsing, I was left unable to lift my head from my pillow due to extreme pain and dizziness. I almost missed Christmas with my family as I was unable to travel for a two week period leading up to Christmas day.  I was frustrated and desperate to know what was going on. I emailed a doctor in Spain, a specialist within our EDS community and found the price for a consultation. In between raising that money and sending my imaging off, I started falling unconscious when lowering my head down. I attended the A&E in Barnet, where I was discharged because they couldn't work out why this was happening.  By the time I sent my images and received my report, my speech was impaired, fatigue was running rampant, and the period of time in which I can remain upright has greatly lessened (about two hours at a time without a break). My gait, breathing and eyesight are all impaired, sporadically too.  I opened the report expecting a few levels of my neck needing to be fused, what I read was shocking. My neck is very unstable, I have little to no spinal fluid flow. I was diagnosed with Chiari malformation and recommended a decompression surgery for those symptoms and the csf flow, Cervical cranial instability and Antalo-axial instability. What this means for me is that I need my whole neck fused, hard.  On the 8th of July I flew out, accompanied by my best friend, to Barcelona to have further imaging and meet with my surgeon. It was confirmed that I do need these surgeries urgently, or I will simply continue to decline at the rapid rate I have been.  I have been given a rough estimate of 50,000 gbp, and understandable, this isn't change I can grab from the sofa cushions, I need help to save my life. That isn't easy to say. Things have deteriorated rapidly since the bed incident, slipping in and out of conciousness, I lost control of my bladder and my spo2 stats drop frequently to below 90. I am terrified of how far I can decline, and what my body can come back from.  So please, if you have anything to spare, please consider helping.  Frequently asked questions: - Why wont the NHS fund this - The NHS have a few reasons, the first is that they don't like operating on people with connective tissue issues, due to the potential complications and risks we pose. They also dispute, despite numerous success stories, that the surgery is beneficial. They don't have a surgeon qualified

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Pour que Moussa puisse finir son lycée

Pour que Moussa puisse finir son lycée

Moussa*, jeune majeur isolé, est scolarisé dans un lycée professionnel de la Haute-Garonne. Sans aucune prise en charge du département, sans assistance des institutions qui devraient pourtant l’accompagner sur le chemin de l’autonomie, il a passé sa première année de CAP tant bien que mal, grâce à la solidarité qui s’est créée autour de lui. Pour finir son lycée, obtenir son diplôme et « vivre », tout simplement, Moussa a besoin d’aide. L’argent récolté permettra de payer ses fournitures scolaires, ses transports, et de lui acheter à manger les week-ends et pendant les périodes de stage en entreprise. Une partie de la cagnotte sera aussi reversée au lycée qui prend en charge son hébergement à l’internat pendant les semaines de cours. Le texte qui suit revient sur le parcours de Moussa, son exil depuis l’Afrique de l’Ouest et les épreuves qu’il a traversées. Notre solidarité est un des moyens qui permettra à Moussa d’écrire lui-même la suite de l’histoire. (*Prénom modifié)Moussa, le porteur de fardeauxAu paysUn jour, alors que sa mère est alitée, malade, on fait venir Moussa à son chevet, avec son grand frère. Sa mère lui dit : « toi, tu es Dounouba Sambo ». Le porteur de fardeaux. Son frère, lui, se fait appeler « élève Kambano », le jeune étudiant. « Elle disait des choses que je ne comprenais pas mais maintenant je me souviens de ce qu’elle voulait dire. » Moussa perd sa mère quand il a sept ans. Il vit avec ses trois frères, sa sœur et sa grand-mère, dans la maison de son père disparu. Moussa fait ce qu’il peut. Il va chercher du bois, porte l’eau, s’active « pour mettre les choses plus près de la maison ». Moussa grandit, apprend. Il a onze ans. Le collège est à quelques kilomètres. Pour aller en cours, il doit marcher du village jusque là bas. Souvent, il fait très chaud. La plupart des élèves sont à vélo mais lui est à pied. « Ça a bien marché au collège, sauf que j’étais tout le temps en retard. Mais vu que j’avais des bonnes notes, ils m’ont laissé. » Moussa continue et rejoint la ville pour aller au lycée. Il veut devenir comptable. Il s’accroche, va au bout de sa seconde, puis passe en première. Entre temps, la situation familiale s’est dégradée. Tant de dépenses s’accumulent, pour s’inscrire à l’école, payer les fournitures, l’uniforme… Son grand-frère vient d’obtenir son bac, il veut commencer la fac, mais le voilà bloqué. C’est le temps des grandes décisions. Élève Kambano dit qu’il veut partir pour aider sa famille. Moussa dit à son frère qu’il va partir à sa place. Ils discutent. Élève Kambano est en moins bonne santé que Dounouba Sambo. Alors, c’est Dounouba Sambo qui ira. « C’est là qu’a commencé mon voyage sans retour. » L’exilPendant l’été, pour tromper son attention, Moussa donne rendez-vous à son frère à la ville le dimanche. Et Moussa part le samedi, avant que son frère n’arrive. Il laisse juste une lettre pour lui annoncer son départ. « Dans la famille, tout le monde a pleuré. C’est là que j’ai su que j’existais pour eux. Moi aussi, j’ai pleuré jusqu’en Libye. » Ses frères l’appellent tous les jours, mais Moussa leur donne le moins de nouvelles possibles. Bamako. Ouagadougou. Agadez. À Agadez, le désert, comme une mer de sable. « Je savais pas que y avait le Sahara. » Pour traverser, il faut deux mille francs CFA, « pour avoir la bonne couverture, à manger, et tout ». Dounouba Sambo porte sa nouvelle charge : il travaille une semaine à Agadez pour les passeurs, tient la souche des billets, note les noms et prénoms de ceux et celles qui ont payé. Les passeurs n’ont pas fait l’école. « Je faisais ça pour passer. » Un jour, un convoi rempli à moitié part pour la Libye. « Il m’a mis dedans. » Le convoi arrive à Gadron, sur le territoire libyen. Les galères s’enchaînent. Le manque de nourriture. Le manque d’argent pour continuer le chemin. Moussa bosse en ville pour des passeurs qui tiennent sa vie entre leurs mains. Après trois semaines, un autre convoi part en direction de Tripoli, Moussa embarque dedans,

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