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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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Sirdi's Leukemia Fund

Sirdi's Leukemia Fund

Our sweet little son Sirdi, the blessing of our family is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaWe are a family from Albania and Sirdi is our only child, for whom we are able to give everything away in order to save him. He is only 3 years old and has a tough health situation to overcome.I beg to all of you reading this text to help our son survive. Any little help of yours, means a lot to us. We are financially unable to support all the expenses of treating this illness, but together with all your help we believe we can make the miracle happen. We will be grateful to everyone helping to see our baby recover the health and hope of living!  Sirdi jonë i ëmbël, drita e syve, gëzimi i familjes është diagnostikuar me Leucemi Akute Limfoblastike. Jemi një familje e re dhe Sirdi është fëmija jonë i vetëm për të cilin jemi të gatshëm të japim gjithçka. Ai është vetëm 3 vjeç dhe ka përpara një luftë të vështirë dhe të gjatë me jetën.Ju  lutemi të gjithëve të na ndihmoni qoftë dhe sado pak pasi çdo vlerë e vogël për ne do të thotë shumë. Mundësitë tona janë të pakta por me ndihmën tuaj mund t’ja dalim! Do të Ju  jemi mirënjohës përjetë dhe lutemi që Sirdi një ditë t’jua shpërbleje të gjithëve.  With gratitudeThe Pambuku Family! *For US Donors, if your donation gets denied the 1st time, please notify your financial institution to authorize the payment, otherwise it will be flagged as suspicious and denied again.

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Helft armen Kindern und Flüchlingen

Helft armen Kindern und Flüchlingen

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can contribute to an emergency fund for life's unexpected events* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you! We in the affluent countries in particular should look at our noses and donate at least a few euros. When I see reports from the refugee camps, I always see things quite different. We are sitting here in the warmth, sometimes we are doing well in abundance.Then I see in supermIt is a tragedy, still, or even more people and especially children who are on the run. arkets again and again with fright what is thrown away there, because our society is already so spoiled to buy for example an apple which has a small dent. We in the affluent countries in particular should look at our noses and donate at least a few euros. When I see reports from the refugee camps, I always see things quite different. We are sitting here in the warmth, sometimes we are doing well in abundance.Then I see in supermarkets again and again with fright what is thrown away there, because our society is already so spoiled to buy for example an apple which has a small dent.The children and parents in the refugee shelters wouldn't care if the chocolate is over the MHD or not.Now I have decided to start an Akion here to be able to help.I hope very much that many will join in.I just want to buy and pass on different necessities but also what gives joy to children, especially now far away from home, where war is predominant.This will probably be possible, a little smile is always worth a lot.Fleeing due to a war can unfortunately take place very quickly.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator   Es ist eine Tragödie, noch immer, oder werden es sogar immer mehr Menschen und vor allem Kinder, welche auf der Flucht sind. Gerade wir in den Wohlstandsländern sollten uns an die Nase fassen und wenigstens ein paar Euro spenden. Wenn ich Berichte aus den Flüchtlingslagern sehe wird mit immer ganz anders. Wir sitzen hier im warmen, lassen es uns teilweise im Überfluss gut gehen.Dann sehe ich in Supermärkten immer wieder mit schrecken was dort weggeworfen wird, da unsere Gesellschaft schon so verwöhnt ist um z.B. einen Apfel zu kaufen der eine kleine Delle hat.Den Kindern und auch Eltern in den Flüchtlingsunterkünften wäre dies sicherlich egal, auch ob die Schokolade über den MHD ist oder nicht.Nun ich habe mich jetzt hier entschieden eine Akion zu starten um helfen zu können.Hoffe sehr, daß viele mitmachen werden.Möchte einfach verschiedenes Notwendige aber auch was Kindern Freude bereitet, gerade jetzt weit weg von der Heimat, wo Krieg vorherrscht, kaufen und weitergeben können.Dies wird doch wohl möglich sein können, ein kleines Lächeln ist doch immer sehr viel wert.  Eine Flucht bedingt durch einen Krieg kann leider sehr schnell stattfinden

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Midwifery Elective

Midwifery Elective

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!My name is Steph and I'm a second-year student midwife. Towards the end of my second year, I have the opportunity to carry out a midwifery elective. I am passionate about midwifery and want to use this time to enhance and develop my knowledge and skills. My plan is to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal to experience midwifery in a developing country. Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. One-third of the population is living below the poverty line. In order to help make a difference in the world, I feel it is important to contribute towards and support a positive change in developing countries.   My plan is to travel to Kathmandu and spend a fortnight within a teaching hospital to help and facilitate supporting pregnant women through the antenatal and postpartum period. In Nepal, only 44% of women receive antenatal care at least once during pregnancy and only 35% give birth with a skilled birth attendant present. Current evidence demonstrates that 126,000 pregnant women in Nepal are in need of assistance, and now even more so since the catastrophic earthquake in 2015. It will be interesting and, I suspect, eye-opening to see what information is given to women at clinics, what happens when a woman goes into labour, how efficient the monitoring of maternal and fetal well-being is and what maternity facilities are available. I hope that my experience will give me first-hand insight into the structure, facilities and delivery of care for these women. Since 2012 the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has been working in partnership with the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) to strengthen midwifery in Nepal and to improve the health of women and babies. I hope that by gaining funding for my elective I will be able to contribute towards this great cause. With just 1-click you can support my project and I hope you are as passionate about this cause as I am! * Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secureThank you for your time and generosity!

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Lina takes care of 39 stray cats and has no money to buy food for herself

Lina takes care of 39 stray cats and has no money to buy food for herself

Hi everyone, I’d like you to help me help my friend Lina.Lina is a part-time teacher at an elementary school in Vilnius, Lithuania.  Her great passion is cats but unlike so many of us who simply love animals, Lina goes above and beyond the “call of duty” to care for cats.Nearly all of Lina’s meager salary goes toward treating old, sick, and injured cats, and making sure that they are fed.  Looking after any animal properly requires veterinary care, and Lina personally pays the bills for the food, surgeries, sterilisations, and hospitalizations, etc. for needy cats directly from her own salary.  When these bills are paid Lina usually has less than 100 euros for her own food per month.Lina has no support from her family and siblings, who don’t share her compassion for animals in need. They believe spending money on cats is a foolish waste of money!  Because of this Lina’s efforts are carried out in secret from her family—for instance, if Lina’s family sees cats in the garden Lina tells them that they belong to neighbors! Through her efforts to help cats, Lina always finds ways to survive and continue to help cats in need, and she has never asked for help. But last time I talked with her she sounded hopeless!  She had been on sick leave for three weeks—meaning a reduced income—and, even though she was not well, she managed to pay for five cats to have necessary operations.  Because of this, Lina has very little left to live on, and it will be several weeks before she receives her sick leave indemnity.  Lina doesn’t know how she will survive this month.  She doesn’t have money to buy food for herself, and her morale has sunk because she cannot buy food for the cats she looks after, and whom she loves.  She now has 24 cats that live in her home and garden.  These cats are old or sick and/or need special attention as they recover from hospitalization.  In addition, Lina looks after another 15-some cats who live on the street. Lina is a very compassionate person and has never wanted to ask for help.  But now she is struggling, and she really does need help.  Because she won’t ask for it herself, I hope that you can help me to help her.  Lina doesn’t have a lot of support where she lives but that has never stopped her trying help these poor animals in need. Helping cats is what makes Lina happy.  She has a big heart and needs a boost—not just financially but in knowing that there are other people out there who share her compassion!

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