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Sophias treatment.

Sophia had her first seizure at 5 weeks old and was diagnosed with epilepsy at 6 weeks old. She has had so many blood tests, a lumbar puncture, MRI, ECG, EEG scans and more. On her 6 week birthday we saw our baby girl being sedated so she could have an MRI scan to check there was no brain damage. Thankfully there isn't. At 4 months we were in hospital for 2 weeks due to the number of seizures she was having, resulting in her being too tired and weak to feed. We left hospital with Sophia being so weak she could no longer hold her head up unaided, she was so unhappy and spent most of the days sleeping. At 9 months we got Sophia's genetic results back and unfortunately she has a refractory genetic epilepsy with a mutation of the SCN8A gene resulting in delayed development. We have been told she may never walk or talk. She has just turned 1 and is still unable to sit unaided, walking and talking is still unknown.  We want Sophia to have the best chance possible at having some sort of 'normal' life and need to give her care and treatment to push her and help her development. This isn't cheap, we have already spent nearly £2,000 on treatment and need her to have more. If you have read this and want to help we appreciate every single penny donated to help Sophia to develop as much as possible. Thank you,Anna and Marcus X Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!

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Svenja’s UTMB Fundraiser

The Race That Counts A famous ultra runner once said to me “you have to go for the race that counts”.  Two years ago, on a holiday in France, I found that race – the UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc).  171km and 10,300 metres of ascent (and descent – there aren’t many flat parts on this run!), 46.5 hours cut off time and two nights of running, following the Tour de Mont-Blanc hiking path through the Alps in France, Italy and Switzerland.  * 2 years of preparation* Over 2,000 training miles* 4 qualifying races (1x50 miles, 2x100 miles and 1x110 miles)* And many glasses of wine I had to say no to! And I now have a place in the UTMB 2018! :-) I decided to run the race for charity. The race means everything to me but running it for charity makes it so much more important. Please support me and the two amazing organisations I am raising funds for: * The Motor Neurone Disease Association - this is for my dear friend Mike Crisp and his family. Mike – you are one of the bravest people I know. I admire how you embrace life. * The Ultra Sports Science Foundation – they do some fantastic research for the very sport I love and they are the organisation that is giving me the place in the UTMB. Thank you.  Now all I have to do is train for the race…  Thank you for your support!  Svenja

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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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Support These Wonderful Birds

Support These Wonderful Birds

Support the Eagle Club of Estonia and help protect these wonderful birds!* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure The Eagle Club of Estonia (Kotkaklubi) is a non-governmental organisation whose members have studied, observed and protected black storks, white tailed eagles, spotted eagles, ospreys, golden eagles and many more species for decades. Currently, the Eagle Club comprises 26 members. They include specialists in ornithology and nature conservation, foresters, and enthusiasts of nature and bird protection. Their primary objective is to guarantee the survival of endangered birds.http://www.kotkas.ee/en Kotkaklubi promotes the principles of nature-friendly management of forests and agriculture. They also ring juvenile birds, place transmitters on several young and adult birds, build artificial nest platforms if needed, and take care of injured animals. In order to increase public awareness, they installed webcams and microphones on various nests. The Eagle Club has an ever-growing fan club for these webcams, and every year new people from all over the world join the ranks of observers. Always with the aim to transmit better images and sound to all of us, the Eagle Club pays a lot of attention to the quality of those cameras.http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/ All activities of the Eagle Club are voluntary, so they depend on the financial support of many projects and the donations of various organisations and private persons. Unfortunately, this support does not include some very necessary expenses.Currently, the Eagle Club is looking for support to their webcams.The regular replacement of components of the equipment needed to broadcast images is a cost that is not yet sponsored. In order to help the Eagle Club, we – forum members Jo, Anne and Kaori – decided to start this fundraising. We had the idea to write – and illustrate – a popular, yet factual book about the life of a black stork named Karl, a fascinating bird you can currently observe here:http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=924 We have put a lot of love, time and energy into this book. A test-reader said: “It is a well-written story full of adventure, interesting facts and lovely illustrations.”We really hope you will enjoy it too!  Anyone who donates 10 € or more will be rewarded with a free copy of this digital book. Within two days at the latest, a secure download link will be sent to the email address that you mention with your transaction on Leetchi.Many thanks! Small Print: For ease of administration, our fund-raising website is being organised by a member of the support group, Josephine Coleman, who will receive any funds on behalf of the project. The accounting will be overseen by two witnesses.

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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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Lutherie pot !

Lutherie pot !

Hi everyone !My sweet love and I have started the lutherie business not long ago after being in Newark-on-trent for a few years to learn the instrument making, repair and varnish process (guitars and violins).We are both absolutely in love of music and the fact that we are being part of this makes us even more happy than we already are.We live in France near Lyon and we are being known more and more since a few months which is absolutely awesome ! The reason for us to ask you a bit of help is because we don't have all the tools we need to properly do our job. There is not much that we miss, but the ones we don't possess cost a lot of money... Besides, we both have jobs but it is not enough unfortunately.We hope you can help us being more productive for our customers and we will be more than grateful !Thanks a lot for your support !! Antoine & Léa ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bonjour à toutes et à tous ! Mon tendre amour et moi avons commencé la lutherie peu de temps après avoir quitté l'école de lutherie de Newark-on-trent, Angleterre.Nous sommes de grands amoureux de la musique et le fait de faire part de ce monde nous rend de plus en plus heureux.Nous habitons en France à côté de Lyon et nous nous faisons connaître un peu plus chaque jours depuis quelques mois, ce qui est absolument merveilleux !Si nous vous demandons de l'aide, c'est parce que nous ne disposons pas de tous les outils nécessaire afin d'être le plus efficace possible dans notre travail. Nous ne manquons de pas grand chose, mais les outils que nous n'avons pas sont plutôt onéreux... Nous avons tous les deux un travail à côté de la lutherie mais ce n'est malheureusement pas suffisant.Nous espérons que vous nous aiderez du mieux que vous le pourrez afin que nous puissions être le plus efficace possible envers nos clients et nous vous en serons plus que reconnaissants !Merci beaucoup pour votre aide !! Antoine & Léa

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Rescue Paws Thailand Animal Welfare

Rescue Paws Thailand Animal Welfare

Hi Guys!Firstly- I chose this site as it's harder to receive donations online for smaller, less recognised charities - your usual Justgiving or Virgin pages aren't even an option!However, this should hopefully be just as effective and really easy... So... as you may or may not know by now, at the beginning of June, I'll undertake a new kind of adventure for a few months- in Thailand, as Lead Volunteer at a charity called Rescue Paws- which in a nut shell, is a really really good charity for homeless Dogs that are in need of some love, care, medical attention & food - Collecting them from the streets of Hua-Hin, before releasing them back out to re-join their packs & communities healthy, sterilized and disease free… OR if they decide to hang around, getting them ready for adoption to their forever home somewhere in the world! I visited Rescue Paws for the first time in 2017, and like any charity in the world, they're always striving for additional support to aid their cause- especially since their voice isn't often heard as loudly as some of your weller known charities. So with that said, I've set up a donations page. Not for me or because I'm doing something spectacular like running a marathon or getting my hairy chest waxed for cancer research (never ever again!) - that isn't the purpose or the case here. It's because I know that there's a lot of people out there who love their pets dearly and class them as part of the family - and anything you can spare WILL, one way or another, directly help one or several of these guys who have started life in a slightly less fortunate way than your own. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated and I'll be sure to document my adventure throughout on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, so you'll see first hand where your money has gone and helped out! Cheers! Kris

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