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The Babatunde Bombers FC's Ride For Wishes

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland grants the most heartfelt wishes of children aged between 3 and 18 living with a serious medical condition to give them hope, strength and joy.The Babatunde Bombers Football Club (BBFC) was officially formed in Zurich, Switzerland, back in 2011 by the same five guys who continue to be at the helm of the club to this very day. At the BBFC annual Christmas dinner and awards in 2018, one co-founder, Gian-Paolo, had the idea to do something different in 2019 and suggested a bike ride in the Swiss Alps. Cue a look of horror from most club members gathered around the table! After some discussion, another co-founder and long-time Make-A-Wish volunteer, Stephen, threw in the suggestion of doing it on behalf of this wonderful charity. And now, nine club members have committed to participate in the bike ride up one of the most stunning mountain passes in Europe, The Grosse Scheidegg, on Saturday 29 June. The training begins now!All the details about the ride can be found here, including a short video: https://alpsinsight.com/trip/the-grosse-scheidegg/

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CHAIKA

ENG- Dear friends, family and fortunate strangers, French sophistication and Lithuanian creativity have met ; we are Clara and Silvija & we have big plans! Throughout our multiple daily joys and inspiring discoveries, we came across an opportunity named CHAIKA. This delightful vegan-friendly coffee shop based in Vilnius could make all of our purest dreams become true. It brings us joy and fits our deepest values which is why we naturally decided to open CHAIKA in our beloved Kaunas. This project makes us happy and gives us belly butterflies but also requires a big financial investment. So far, all the necessary and official procedures are being dealt with. Moreover, we have found our dream location. The best and hardest steps are yet to come (renovations, equipments, furnitures, interior,...) and your support would help us considerably to reach our destination, no matter how much it would be. We’ve all heard about the snow ball theory, right? We hope to see you in autumn with a smile, a piece of delicious cake and a hot drink, sitting comfortably, admiring the awesome coffee shop that you would have helped building. Thank you from the depth of our hearts,Clara and Silvija. LT- Mieli draugai, šeimos nariai ir užklydėliai, Prancūziška elegancija ir lietuviškas kūrybiškumas susitiko: mes, Clara ir Silvija, turime planą… Per kasdieninius džiaugsmus ir inspiruojančius atradimus, mus pasiekė galimybė pavadinimu CHAIKA. Tai žavinga veganiška kavinukė Vilniuje, kuri galėtų paversti visas mudviejų svajonę realybe. Šis planas teikia džiaugsmą ir atitinka mūsų vertybes, todėl mes labai natūraliai nusprendėme atidaryti CHAIKĄ mūsų mylimame Kaune. Negana to, šiam projektui mes jau radome ir puikią vietą! Šis siekis daro mus laimingas ir verčia pilve plazdėti drugelius, tačiau tuo pačiu metu tai ir didelis finansinis iššūkis. Nors mes jau tvarkome visas oficialias ir biurokratines procedūras, dar laukia daug didelių darbų (remontas, įranga, baldai, interjeras…), o Jūsų parama padėtų mums pasiekti savo tikslą, nesvarbu, kokio dydžio ji būtų.  Juk mes visi esame girdėję apie sniego gniūžtės teoriją, tiesa? Tikimės rudenį sutikti Jus su šypsena, gabalėliu skanaus pyrago ir karšto gėrimo, visiems kartu jaukiai įsitaisius kavinukėje, prie kurios atsiradimo patys prisidėjote. Ačiū iš visos širdies,Clara ir Silvija.  FR- Chers amis, membres de la famille et heureux hasardeux, La sophistication française et la créativité lituaniennes se sont rencontrées ; nous sommes Clara et Silvija et nous avons de grands et beaux projets! A travers nos multiples découvertes et joies quotidiennes, nous avons croisé le chemin d’une opportunité du nom de CHAIKA. Cette merveille de coffee shop (presque) vegan basé à Vilnius pourrait réaliser nos rêves les plus fous. Cet endroit nous apporte joie et correspond parfaitement à nos valeurs les plus profondes, c’est pourquoi nous avons tout naturellement décidé d’ouvrir CHAIKA à Kaunas, ville que nous chérissons tant. Bien que ce projet nous rende heureuses et nous procure des papillons dans le ventre, il nécessite néanmoins un investissement financier important. Pour le moment, nous sommes en pleins préparatifs et organisation des procédures officielles. De plus, nous avons trouvé le local de nos rêves. Le plus dur reste à venir (rénovations, achat d’équipements, ameublement, intérieur,...), c’est pourquoi votre soutien nous apporterait une aide considérable quant à la réalisation de notre idée, quelque soit le montant de votre participation. Nous avons tous entendu parler de la théorie de la boule de neige, n’est-ce pas? Nous espérons vous voir cet automne, le sourire aux lèvres, dégustant une part de l’un de nos merveilleux gâteaux accompagnée par une boisson chaude, assis(es) confortablement, admirant le coffee shop que vous aurez aidé à fonder. Merci du fond du cœur,Clara et Silvija.

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Support Yona's family

Support Yona's family

Support Yona’s family! Make a gift! Yesterday, August 20, we were all struck by the announcement of Yona’s death. During his too short life Yona has always been a fantastic friend, father, husband, local leader. He was a caring man as well as a ‘man with a plan’. A selfmade man also. We often had to read his text messages twice or more. “What for God’s sake does he mean?”. We sometimes forgot that he taught himself to speak English. Yona didn’t go to school, he just worked very hard. Did you know he could recognize and point out any bird just by hearing their distant sound? Yona was a very intelligent man and he used his brains to do good for others. He supported his community in many ways. He was the engine behind local tourism and provided employment to his fellows, he convinced Misingi to build the kindergarten and coordinated the project, he was Misingi’s right hand in the scholarship’s programme ,... But apart from that, he was also a loving and responsible father. “I don’t need many cows or wives, I want my children to get a good education”. So he sent them to a private school, started building a stone house so they would be able to study in good conditions... Whenever we visited his family he proudly said “You can talk to my son, he speaks English”. Only half a year ago he sent us some photo’s of the construction of his house... He had it all well planned, he wanted his children to get better chances in life than he had got. But now his family is in trouble. Yona who earned the money to pay for his children’s education is no longer there. And there’s no such a thing as social security over there. The hospital bills for his treatment were already strangling the family. They have mounted up gradually. Instead of a bright future, it’s going to be misery and despair. Already when Yona was ill we promised to help him. We couldn’t turn the tide medically. Since many years he was suffering from hepatitis B, but the diagnosis came only recently. The damage was already done, irreversible... But we can and must help his family. Let’s make his dream come true. Let’s give his children the chances he would have given them if he would still be there! Endallah Cultural Tours and his good friends have decided to create a fund that will help his family to pay for the unpaid bills and to keep his children in school. And you can help us! Any single euro from this pot will go straight to his wife and kids to allow them to have a better future. Thanks for the bottom of our heart.

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Educational materials and support for poor children in rural India

Educational materials and support for poor children in rural India

Hi everyone! If you're here and reading this, thank you so much! *EDIT* If this page in coming up in French you can scroll down to the bottom right side and change the language to English 😊  So as you may know, I'm currently travelling around India and right now I am staying with a family who has founded the Indian Social Services Institute (ISSI) organisation. They are a non profit organisation who dedicate their services to very poor children, the elderly community and empowerment for women among many other things. They receive no government help or funding for this, but ask for volunteers to help work with them as they have no employees. I am currently volunteering as a teacher for the children of a small village which is part of the Dalit community, who are very poor. The kids, aged 4-16, come to the centre in the evening to learn some English. The kids come to this centre of their own accord, they are not obliged, it is there for them if they want to learn, and they do! They are really funny, happy, energetic and bright kids who deserve at the very least some school materials to use while they spend their evenings learning. I am fundraising for these materials as there is actually nothing in the centre for the kids to use, and parents have no means of buying them. I know that even just providing them with some super basic stuff that we all take for granted like notebooks, pens and pencils, felts, school bags to carry it all in, they would be over the moon! If you would like to contribute, that would be amazing, it doesn't matter how much, it can even just be a pound.. over here a little goes a long way! The funds will go to my bank account and I will personally take out the funds raised and decide what to buy for the children. If you would like to read more info about ISSI please visit https://issiorgn.webs.com/ Thank you for taking the time to read this!  RachelXxxx

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WE RUN A HALF MARATHON IN KENYA RAISING MONEY FOR THE KICK OFF OF 'CHILDREN´S RUNNING CLUBS' PROJECT IN AFRICA

WE RUN A HALF MARATHON IN KENYA RAISING MONEY FOR THE KICK OFF OF 'CHILDREN´S RUNNING CLUBS' PROJECT IN AFRICA

Hello everyone! On 21st of July, me and my friend Vicente, will run a very challenging 'Iten Half Marathon' in Kenya, raising money for a launch of the project that we are working on since last year, with the aim to create CHILDREN'S RUNNING CLUBS close to the most disadvantaged schools in Africa (initially in Kenya) and MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE by inviting every year a couple of potencial humble runners to run some big race in Europe.  WHY? Because we believe that sport practice can change the manner of seeing life of every person. To these children it can give hope, motivation, self confidence and happiness and, by doings so, iit keeps them away from alcohol and different common patologies. HOW?Creating a movement of active people and challenge yourself and myslef to run/ bike/ swim/ dance/ move however you love, for a VERY GOOD REASON! The first mile steps are done- we have our first running community in Shakinah School in Molo (Kenya) active! We also were able to bring our two trainers- David & Samson- to run Madrid Marathon on April this year and to live a priceless the story of their lives! (watch it on LaSexta TV here!)You can also check it on my website: www.things-happen.org ( Just Spanish for now. English and Polish version of the website very soon!) and instagram @things__happen__ Please join us donating 21€ for the 21 kilometers of the race or just ANY AMOUNT you can and want to. THANK YOU!!! Kasia Gruszczyk

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Killer Confessions (Film Trilogy)

Killer Confessions (Film Trilogy)

The Long Term Plan. Welcome to 'Cycle of Violence' A trilogy of interlinking short films.  Three patients, locked away from the world for their own safety, tell their stories. Murder, Love, Addiction, Redemption and Obsession all come into play in this feature length psychological thriller.  The ProjectWhat we are up to this year!  'Killer Confessions'We are looking to film the first part of this feature as a stand alone short film. This short will then be released to film festivals and independent distributors in order to gain greater funding and recognition from both the film industry and viewing public.  The Story When murder is not just a sin, but a disease. Meet Mark. Marks 27. Mark lives by himself. Mark is a serial killer. Haunted by the memory of his first victim, Mark is on a downward spiral of insanity. Will the appearance of a new love interest spell salvation or disaster? When your sharing your home with your first victim nothing is for certain. How can you help?We have already cast the film and shot a teaser trailer, but any project like this requires a budget. Funding is hard to come by and therefore we are turning to you, the viewing public. Any donation, of any size, is benefical. Your contributions go towards paying the actors/crew, renting locations and equipment, aiding distribution and advertising. We can not do it without your help, so therefore we are offering a series of insenstives.   Donations* £2- A personalised thank you card!* £5- A mention in the credits of the film and a personalised thank you card* £10- All of the above, plus a signed photo from the film* £15- All of the above, plus a signed poster from the film* £20- All of the above, plus a personalised video thank you from the cast.* £50- Two free tickets to the films premiere, two glasses of presecco and all of the above.* £100-  Four free tickets, a bottle of Presecco and a goody bag of merchandise* £200- Eight free tickets, two bottles of Presecco, a goody bag, invites to after party  However ANY donation is welcome!! Any money we are left with or generate from this first short will be invested in to the next two shorts! Meet the Team Nicholas Benjamin/Alexander Wright (Lead Actor/Producer/Story Writer)Nicholas is an actor, writer, director, producer with over 17 years of experience. Over the years he has worked for ITV, Discovery Channel, The Welsh National Opera, many bollywood production companies and countless Independent Film Companies. His most recent music video hit 50,000 views in less than 48 hours, and he has already been signed on to two films for working title. He met David, on the set of an independent film 'Strong' in 2018, and over the course of many drinks the passion project 'Cycle of Violence' was born. Nicholas is passionate about giving young artists a spring board into the industry and believe's that projects like 'Cycle of Violence' can act as one of those spring boards. David Ingram (Director/Producer/Screenplay Writer)David is a writer and director. 'Killer Confessions' will be David's directorial debut outside of short student film projects. David Holds a HND in Creative Media Production and currently working completing his BA degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University. He met Nicholas during his time on the set of 'Strong' in 2018, which led to the pair cultivating this film trilogy, specifically this first film. It is the aim of this film to act as a way to build the experience of all those involved and path the way for future work to be created. Jack Parker (Director of Photography/Camera Operator/Producer)Jack will be acting as the man behind the camera on the set of 'Killer Confessions' as well as a producer alongside David and Nicholas. Jack holds a HND in Creative Media Production and is currently working to complete a top-up degree course in Media Production at Southampton Solent. Jack and David met through the HND course they both studied on. Since then the pair have frequently collaborated on vari

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High risk preganancy of twins. 1 with Limb-Body Wall Complex

High risk preganancy of twins. 1 with Limb-Body Wall Complex

Donation request Español : https://lamouraxl.blogspot.com/2019/08/recolecta-para-kenny-y-luisa3.html                            Française : https://lamouraxl.blogspot.com/2019/08/demande-de-don-pour-kenny-et-luisa.htmlعربى https://lamouraxl.blogspot.com/2019/08/blog-post.html Situation : High risk pregnancy (Twins)Syndrome Limb-Body Wall Complex Birth estimated date : between the first 15 days of the month of OctoberPlace : Caracas, VenezuelaParents : Kenny Zapata (37 years old) and Luisa Castellanos (36 years old) Get to know their story :             Dear friends, I'm raising money on behalf of my beloved cousin and his wife, both of them living in Venezuela.                                                                                                                                                            A solid, loving and dedicated marriage to family, in every possible way. The first blessing of this union was a beautiful baby girl called Maria Julia, who brought pure bliss to their lives. Maria has a global body underdevelopment but her intellectual capacity is in perfect condition. A mischievous, cheerful, smiling girl, a champion in every possible way, who came to fill her home with pure love and their path with  great joy.                                                                                                                                                         Turns out that, after a few years, another blessing knocks on their door, this time a double blessing, his wife is pregnant with twins, a baby girl, Carlota, and a little boy, Angel Javier.Their twins.Carlota and Angel Javier. 27Mars2019Angel Javier. 30July2019              The joy was immense without a doubt! María Julia celebrating the near coming of her siblings. She wouldn't stop touching her mother's belly. She was full of hope and so were her parents !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       However, a challenge lies ahead of them; sadly, the baby girl's sack suffered from something called Limb-Body Wall Complex which is a syndrome that causes multiple abnormalities. The exact cause of this syndrome is unclear till now.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               One reason might be that at the beginning of her pregnancy the baby girl tore the embryo sac; by doing so, parts of her body were attached to the embryo sac, more exactly in her case, her head and part of her chest; causing the amniotic fluid to damage part of the baby girl's body leaving her brain and her heart exposed.Carlota's heart out. 28June2019 Carlota without skull. 28June2019 Carlota. 30July2019             Medical prognosis: either the baby will die in her mother's womb or she will die at birth, or maybe only a few days later.Whatever the case, delivering these babies will be a complicated procedure and if the baby girl survives a couple of days, additional care may be needed, keeping in mind that the burial must be planned from the days she is born.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For those who know the situation in Venezuela, you may know that a normal medical procedure becomes quite complex; so imagine a complex situation like this what it can become, at a medical level and at an economic level too.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The estimated cost of the delivery is $ 4 000. This does not include postpartum expenses or burial expenses. Keep in mind the minimal wage in Venezuela is a joke, "supposely" it is $6 but in reality $1. And with that salary, how can they save that amount? Don't forget we are the country with the highest hyperinflation in the world. Check out the following link:                                                                                   https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/15/venezuela-all-my-life-s-savings-were-destroyed-by-hyperinflation-thecube                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NOTE: In the links of the blog above you can check the total collected from all the different sources, including this one!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     My request to you all is to count on your financial contribution, any amount is more than welcome, from € 1 onwards. After all, a desert is made of small grains of sand and the sea of small drops of water.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Of you who do not know or do not understand the unusual universe of the economy in Venezuela, try to take a few minutes to read the following article. There is also a lot of info available online regarding currency exchange and inflation, the cost medical services, daily life etc.                           https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/medicine-food-venezuela-healthcare-crisis-190208085644270.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please share with those who care!!! May God Bless you!!!

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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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Bike-4-Charity-2019

Bike-4-Charity-2019

Hello everyone, there are two reasons this funding drive exists in chronological order and in opposite order of importance1. Red wine - which made me say yes to taking part in the challenge2. A visit to the children's dialysis unit in Leipzig's St George hospital Nr. 1: After quite a bit of good Italian red wine a former colleague mentioned in February that he will be cycling 900 km across the alps: Venice - Leipzig in the summer. Due to the inebriation I must have looked keen to join because he signed me up. Given that I did not remember this the next morning gives you an idea how the evening went... However I am not one to go back on my word no matter the blood-alcohol level. Overall not a good reason to spend 6 days straight in the saddle of a road bike if you ask me however. Nr. 2: And this is a very good reason to spend several months getting up at 4:30 am to train - a visit to the childrens' dialysis station in Leipzig.These kids' kidneys have failed.They have to show up there 3-4 times a week.They have to spend around 3 hours hooked up to a machine that cleans their blood.Else, without a kidney donor, they cannot survive.This intensive treatment that is required leads to their being unable to even enjoy a proper holiday. Our ride across the Alps is meant to raise money for some of the less well-off families to be able to take vacation together at Ederhof, a farm/ rehabilitation center in the Austrian Alps that has a dialysis unit attached and helps children and families recover from trauma due to chronic illness, organ transplant etc.. Part of the fundraiser comes from our starting fees which cover a bit more than the bare necessities. However this is by far not enough! This is where your support is needed. Please consider donating however much you find appropriate. So far I have spent 2.500 km in the saddle and ridden 18.000 m of elevation gain. The plan is to use the last few weeks to bring the distance up to 3.000/3.500km. Will this be enough to get me across the finish line? I have not idea because I have never ridden for 6 days straight let alone through the Alps. However, whether I fail or succeed is of no consequence to the brave children in Leipzig. So please consider making a donation even though the outcome of this effort is uncertain. I will give it my very best shot and will keep you informed with complete honesty how it goes, that I can promise. Disclaimer: The event is organized by Bike for Charity e.V. and funds raised will be donated to Förderkreis Kinderdialyse Leipzig e.V.. As leetchi is a third party, unfortunately donation receipts are not available. If you would like to make a substantial donation and require a receipt for your tax refund, talk to me and I can provide the account details for the charity directly.

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Hommage a carole et soutien a victoria

Hommage a carole et soutien a victoria

Bienvenue sur cette cagnotte !  Bonjour a toutes et a tous, J'espere que vous allez bien?Cela va bientot faire 1 an  (le 15 aout prochain) que notre amie Carole nous a quittes laissant derriere elle sa petite fille adoree Victoria qui a eue 7 ans cette annee .Bien que je suis convaincue que Carole veille depuis la ou elle est, sur sa fille, je lui ai fait deux promesses, la premiere etait que je serais la pour elle  coute que coute pour notre dernier aurevoir et la seconde etait bien entendue et avec tant bien que mal  du a  la distance (vivant en angleterre) a veiller sur Victoria tant que je le pourrais.Cela va bientot faire 1 an que Victoria a perdue sa maman  et bien qu'elle soit encadree avec amour par ses grand-parents, et ses oncles et son pere, il doit y avoir des jours un peu plus durs que d'autres pour une si jeune petite fille de ne plus avoir  la presence de sa maman car ce lien unique a ete rompu brutalement par cette terrible maladie qu'est le cancer.Alors je sais bien que l'argent ne remplacera, non,JAMAIS la perte de sa maman mais si on pouvait tous faire un hommage et etre solidaire en rendant hommage a Carole et en etant tous les anges protecteurs de Victoria, cela serait un formidable geste de votre part.Les fonds seront bien sur reverses aux grand-parents pour le compte de victoria.Merci pour votre generosite.Bien amicalement,Wendy Ps . Ici vous pouvez directement et en un clic, participer à cette cagnotte.* Chacun participe du montant qu'il souhaite.* Tous les paiements sont sécurisés.Envie de nous aider à récolter plus de dons ? Partagez cette cagnotte !Merci à tous !

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