Fundraising for Kaleigh's DIPG Brain Tumour Treatment

Office Raffle - Fundraising for 7 Year Old Kaleigh Lau's Brain Tumour TreatmentThis website is for people who would like to contribute to the office raffle through electronic contributions. Cash payments / paper raffle tickets are also possible. Please contact Urmi Bharne via kaleigh.raffle@yahoo.com Fundraising background: Last year my friend's 7 year old daughter, Kaleigh Lau, was sadly diagnosed with a rare, aggressive, inoperable DIPG brain tumour. After many struggles, her parents have recently moved to Mexico for specialist pioneering treatment which is having positive initial results. Kaleigh's Campaign: Kaleigh's campaign was covered in the Evening Standard newspaper (see links below). The campaign also received support from Kaleigh’s MP and various celebrities (see Twitter feed / articles below). Office Raffle: To fundraise for Kaleigh's treament costs we have arranged an office raffle with 40+ wonderful prizes all donated by national chains and local businesses. Tickets are £2 each. Once an electronic donation is complete, I will contact you via email with your ticket numbers. The prize draw has been updated to August 31 2017. Prizes: Information about prizes is in my covering email / yammer message. However please contact kaleigh.raffle@yahoo.com if you would like information about them!  Thank you so much so for your support! It means the world! Urmi Bharne Kaleigh's campaign: http://kaleigh.ethanet.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kaleighstrust/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleighstrust Evening Standard newspaper:Oct 2016 article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/stars-back-brain-tumour-funding-after-girl-6-given-two-years-to-live-a3380176.html April 2017 article regarding new treatment: See article below Femail/Daily Mail Online treatment progress: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4570944/Terminally-ill-British-miracle-recovery.html

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Fundraising for Kaleigh's DIPG Brain Tumour Treatment

Fundraising for Kaleigh's DIPG Brain Tumour Treatment

Office Raffle - Fundraising for 7 Year Old Kaleigh Lau's Brain Tumour TreatmentThis website is for people who would like to contribute to the office raffle through electronic contributions. Cash payments / paper raffle tickets are also possible. Please contact Urmi Bharne via kaleigh.raffle@yahoo.com Fundraising background: Last year my friend's 7 year old daughter, Kaleigh Lau, was sadly diagnosed with a rare, aggressive, inoperable DIPG brain tumour. After many struggles, her parents have recently moved to Mexico for specialist pioneering treatment which is having positive initial results. Kaleigh's Campaign: Kaleigh's campaign was covered in the Evening Standard newspaper (see links below). The campaign also received support from Kaleigh’s MP and various celebrities (see Twitter feed / articles below). Office Raffle: To fundraise for Kaleigh's treament costs we have arranged an office raffle with 40+ wonderful prizes all donated by national chains and local businesses. Tickets are £2 each. Once an electronic donation is complete, I will contact you via email with your ticket numbers. The prize draw has been updated to August 31 2017. Prizes: Information about prizes is in my covering email / yammer message. However please contact kaleigh.raffle@yahoo.com if you would like information about them!  Thank you so much so for your support! It means the world! Urmi Bharne Kaleigh's campaign: http://kaleigh.ethanet.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kaleighstrust/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleighstrust Evening Standard newspaper:Oct 2016 article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/stars-back-brain-tumour-funding-after-girl-6-given-two-years-to-live-a3380176.html April 2017 article regarding new treatment: See article below Femail/Daily Mail Online treatment progress: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4570944/Terminally-ill-British-miracle-recovery.html

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500 miles PKU

500 miles PKU

You've heard the one about walking 500 miles, well in 2017 I will be running 500 miles and hopefully more, including the Barcelona marathon in March, to raise funds for The National Society for Phenylketonuria (NSPKU) that help families coping with children diagnosed with PKU.PKU is a rare genetic condition that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. Our bodies normally break down protein in foods like meat and fish into amino acids, which are the "building blocks" of protein. These amino acids are then used to make our own proteins.Any amino acids that aren't needed are broken down further and removed from the body. People with PKU can't break down the amino acid phenylalanine, which then builds up in the blood and brain. In short it means that people with PKU have to have a very restricted diet with very few "exchanges" of protein. That means no meat, fish, bread, dairy products and a host of other daily food items we take for granted.My nephew Christy (pictured) was diagnosed days after his birth with PKU. Thankfully, he is a happy and healthy boy thanks to the family support network around him that know about and can help him deal with the condition as he grows older.Funds raised through this project will go helping families that aren't so fortunate and aiding research into advancements in how to treat the condition.Thank you so much to anyone who can donate anything. I will be thinking of you on the roads and treadmills for the next 12 months.Kieran

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Nepal Vocational Training Project

Nepal Vocational Training Project

Our dear friend Tirtha Poudel has asked us to help organize the funding for a project focusing on vocational training in Nepal and we are more than happy to help. Our aim is to raise £5,200, to pay for twenty young Tharu men and women (a low caste, poor indigenous ethnic group) to receive vocational training over a three month period. The training in the Bardia region will cover building, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and vegetable farming. 100% of the money raised will be used in the training and eventually the project will be expanded to fund 100 young people. So, we need your help to raise this money. Any amount would be hugely appreciated and all contributions will go directly to the people where it's so desperately needed. Employment Issues in Nepal. Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries. A high proportion of young people struggle to find work in Nepal and if they do their wages are so low because they don’t have the necessary skills. Every day between 1000 and 1500 young people from Nepal travel overseas to work in the Gulf. Many are unskilled workers and receive very low pay, living in poor conditions. Vocational training in Nepal is vital for young people however they often don’t have the resources to fund it. Many young Tharu people have never had the opportunity to have an education or gain necessary vocational skills. The aim of this project is to provide 20 young men and women (eventually expanded to 100 participants) with basic vocational training in building, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and vegetable farming over a three month period. Participants will be selected from various villages in the Bardia region and at least 10 villages will be covered. Training will be focused on those young people who have had to drop out of school due to financial problems. The cost of training will be £260 per person for three months. This includes the training equipment, protective clothing, stationary, trainers’ fees and the rent for the training venue. Once participants have received their training, they should be able to find work as skilled labour in their respective areas and will be less likely to need to travel overseas to find work. For those who do want to travel abroad they will also find themselves in a better position to receive higher wages. Tirtha is working with a number of local and reliable Non-Governmental Organisations:  * Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD) will assist with the financial administration and monitoring on a voluntary basis;  * Local community groups will also support the project * Local cooperatives will provide soft loans for participants on completion of the project to help buy necessary equipment for their professional work All the money we raise will go towards the vocational training project. Our Connection with Nepal Twenty years ago I travelled to Nepal as a gap year student to participate as a volunteer for an environmental charity. Fellow friends in this group have also volunteered in Nepal over the past 15 years. My experience of the country, the mountains, the culture and above all it's wonderful, open and honest people has remained with me ever since. I witnessed at first hand, the impact that direct funding had on providing remote communities with not only resources to build their own facilities, whether it be deep water wells, pit latrines or smokeless stoves but also training in vocational skills for the future. This is why we are asking for a pledge from you. I’ve decided to head to Nepal again next year to monitor the progress of the project and prior to this I want to help by raising money for a grass roots vocational training project. I know 100% of the money raised will go to the project. What we’d like you all to do is PLEDGE & SHARE this request for help. SHARE it with your friends, your family, your colleagues, and your neighbours, anyone who might be willing to donate so that 20 people, a world away, can start learning a trade and vocation for life.PL

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Roberta's Recovery

Roberta's Recovery

Help support Roberta's recovery!In February my fiancée Roberta suffered a brain haemorrhage from a burst aneurysm, 4 months before our wedding. She was taken to a local hospital in her home town where they operated to stop the bleeding. She was then transferred to a hospital in Rome where they slowly brought her out of an induced coma. For a few days things were looking very positive; Roberta was able to confirm that she could understand those around her and was able to mouth words. Unfortunately, a week later there was a complication and Roberta suffered an ischaemic stroke, damaging a large part of the left side of her brain. She remained in a coma for some weeks. Doctors at the time said that she may not be able to wake from the coma but Roberta is strong and managed to wake from the coma. Although alert, as yet, she has not yet found a way to communicate and has significant movement issues. It is hoped Roberta can shortly be transferred to a specialist rehabilitation clinic. We do not know what the future holds for Roberta but with her strength and passion for life we are optimistic that she will make significant improvements over the coming months and years. This page has been set up to raise funds to to enable Roberta to access the best treatment and rehabilitation available to aid in her recovery process. Nel mese di febbraio la mia fidanzata Roberta ha subito un'emorragia cerebrale da un aneurisma, 4 mesi prima del nostro matrimonio. Era stata portata in un ospedale locale nella sua città di origine dove operavano per fermare il sanguinamento. Fu trasferita in un ospedale di Roma dove lentamente l'ha portata fuori da un coma indotto. Per qualche giorno le cose stavano cercando molto positive; Roberta riuscì a confermare che poteva capire chi era intorno a lei e riuscì a parlare di bocca. Purtroppo, una settimana dopo c'era una complicazione e Roberta subì un ictus ischemico, danneggiando gran parte del lato sinistro del suo cervello. Rimase in coma per alcune settimane. I dottori allora affermavano che potrebbe non essere in grado di svegliarsi dal coma ma Roberta è forte e riuscita a svegliarsi dal coma. Anche se attenta, ancora non ha ancora trovato un modo per comunicare e ha importanti problemi di movimento. Si spera che Roberta possa essere subito trasferita in una clinica di riabilitazione specialistica. Non sappiamo quale sia il futuro per Roberta ma con la sua forza e la sua passione per la vita siamo ottimisti che farà notevoli miglioramenti nei prossimi mesi e anni. Questa pagina è stata creata per raccogliere fondi per consentire a Roberta di accedere ai migliori trattamenti e riabilitazione disponibili per aiutare nel processo di recupero.

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Kurshaid Ambulance Fund

Kurshaid Ambulance Fund

Welcome to this money pot !HISTORY1Kurshaid Nawab was born 1st March 1966 in a remote village called Tindrah in Khaniwal District Pakistan.  Her family were poverty stricken and worked on the land they lived on.2Not long after her birth, relatives noticed she had a congenital eye condition which rendered her visually impaired. The condition was quickly spotted as her brother suffers from the same complaint.Her father, wishing the best for them, guided and protected them both as much as possible throughout his life.  Her mother, equally concerned, ensured Kurshaid had a respectable Islamic upbringing for similar reasons.3Kurshaid could not attend school as there was nowhere locally that catered for her special needs.4Kurshaid acknowledges that while she lived with her parents, she was under no obligation to carry out house working tasks.Unsatisfied with this arrangement, Kurshaid proceeded to throw herself in to completing as much housework as she was able to do for her family, partly to keep up with contributions made by other members.  She often recalls the intense anxiety experienced at night after a day’s work, when visiting the outside bathroom with her sisters, as she was unable to go safely independently due to her visual impairment.5During the early 1980’s, Kurshaid’s uncle, my father, visited Tindrah from the UK.  Upon seeing his nephew and niece’s plight, he was emotionally moved such that he made arrangements to try and bring them back with him for possible treatment to improve their quality of life.6BACKGROUND Kurshaid finally came to the UK in 1986 and lived with her uncle, my father and our family which is when I first met her.  She attended Southwark College London, where she learned English and a little braille.  The more she learned, the more she empowered herself.7Since being acquainted with Kurshaid, I have perceived five fundamental characteristics inherent to her personality which preserved her wellbeing, such that at times it appeared that she lived the life of two people.  These characteristics were: Zakat: Generosity, Kurshaid rightly felt we all have a duty to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves, despite her own plight.  To this end, she supported her own family, often sending clothes money or equipment for those she knew of who had special needs. Additionally, she often prompted us to collect our second hand clothes, shoes and money for UK charities frequently hurrying to get to collection points. Salat: continuing to pray five times a day no matter what, together with an acceptance that god knows best whatever happens in life and that we have little control over events.  She lived by this mantra throughout her life. Gratitude.  Kurshaid was grateful for everything, every day, from when she rose to when she slept.  I believe this too contributed to her overall happiness and is an example to us all. Her mental and physical capacity.  Kurshaid was steadfast in her Islamic beliefs. When faced with adversity, she prayed to Allah for help to either accept or change matters for the best.  Kurshaid was also physically stronger than she appeared. She occasionally surprised us all by moving heavy cumbersome furniture independently when the need arose.These four characteristics when combined, produces a fifth.  This is to care for anyone who were fortunate enough to cross her path.8MOTIVATION TO RAISE FUNDS Kurshaid nawab passed away after four anxious weeks in hospital on Thursday 9 March 2017.  No one properly knows how much money she raised since 1986, as she never counted what she gave.  We do know that it must have been significant.  Kurshaid was very resourceful in completing her objectives and was relentless in this task since being in the UK.She leaves a wonderful twelve year old boy, Khalil and loving husband who now both have to learn to live without her.On 10 March 2017, the day of kurshaid’s Jannaza (funeral), those who attended, was testament to her astonishing personality.  Everyone

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UNIFORM PROJECT : helping 5 women of one of the poorest slum of Pune ,India

UNIFORM PROJECT : helping 5 women of one of the poorest slum of Pune ,India

Bienvenue dans cette cagnotte!Sil vous plait aidez moi à aider 5 femmes indiennes d'un bidon ville de Pune à monter leur propre confection d'uniformes d'écoles indiennes. Depuis Février 2017, au sein de l'organisation DEEP GRIHA SOCIETY, une ONG indienne de Pune, j'ai appris à 5 femmes à coudre ces uniformes d'enfants. Aujourd'hui ces femmes continuent à s'entrainer avec des tissus de récuperation et de vieilles machines à pied. Elles se sont engagées à continuer à travaill ensemble dans le but de créer leurs propres ressources économiques au sein de leur bidon ville très pauvre oū elles habitent. Le departement IGP de Deep Griha s'est engagé à les former et les soutenir dans l'organisation, le lancement de la production et l'obtention de la qualitè professionnelle requise. Mais Deep Griha n'a aucun budget pour ce nouveau projet . C'est pourquoi,  Ces 5 femmes , courageuses et persévérentes ont besoin de votre aide pour honorer leur première commande qui habillera les enfants pauvres parrainés et ceux de l'école en milieu rural de Deep Griha Academy. Les besoins financiers sont pour :* l'aménagement de la salle du centre de Deep Griha dans le bidon ville de Bibvewadi : conformité électrique, placards de protection, fenêtres* l'Achat des machines à coudre, table de coupe, fer et table à repasser, accessoires de confection...* l'Achat des fournitures nécessaires pour produire les uniformes: tissus, mercerie, matériels...Chaque donation compte!  Par exemple le budget des 3 premières machines nécessaires est 532 euros, mais savez vous qu'avec 2 euros , on peut acheter le tissu nécessaire pour confectionner une chemise de garcon? alors cliquez pour faire une donation!donnez ce que vous voulez et soyez rassuré, le paiement est sécurisé du fond du coeur je vous remercieau nom de ces femmes admirables , soyez béniPascale pascaledeforge@live.comwhatsapps : 0033638332823 Welcome to this money pot !Please HELP me to help 5 underprivileded indian women to set up their own SCHOOL UNIFORMS TAILORING business! From February 2017, Within DEEP GRIHA SOCIETY NGO,  I have taught them how to stitch children uniforms , Today they are practicing with rubbish fabrics and non-electrical old machines . They are committed to continue  to work together in order to create a sustainable livelihood in their very poor slum community.  DGS Income Generation Program is committed to train and support them in organizing and professinal quality production launching. Deep Griha has no fund for this brand new IGP project, so These courageous women need your help for delivering their first order that will benefit DEEP GRIHA SCHOOL sponsored and rural poor CHILDREN. Financial needs are for :THE SPACE REMODEL : In Deep Griha BIBVEWADI SLUM CENTER : electricity wiring, cabinets and windowsTHE MACHINES : semi-professional sewing and overlock machines, cutting table, ironing table, ironCUTTING AND STITCHING ACCESSORIES : Scissors, needles, bobines,pins...THE UNIFORM SUPPLIES : Fabrics, canevas paper, threads, dry goods... Every gift is welcome , for example, the first machines needed cotation is 532 euros but do you know that with 2 euros they can buy the fabric for one shirt ? so  Click to make a contribution and * Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you so much ,for these lovely women, Be blessed,Pascalepascaledeforge@live.com whatsapp : 0033638332823

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Support female leadership in science!

Support female leadership in science!

HOLA! Together we go further My name is Paola Tello Guerrero. I am a Colombian physicist and over the last two years I have been working in the U.K. researching rock properties. This year I have been honoured to be selected as 1 of 80 female scientists from around the world to participate in Homeward Bound – Largest all female Antarctica expedition. Homeward Bound aims to elevate the role of women in leadership globally, and to create a global collaboration in 10 years of 1000 women with a scientific background to lead, influence and contributes to decision-making and policy development our planet. What Are Our Goals? * To elevate each participant’s leadership capabilities.* To educate the team on the science of what is happening to our planet.* To refine participants’ skills to design and execute strategy, and to create plans for future collaborations as women working towards a sustainable future.* To enhance these skills, over a 10-year target, with 1000 women networked and skilled to affect change.* To create active, non-hierarchical collaborations among the women both in small groups and as a collective.* To have a global focus.* To contribute to and elevate the broader societal conversation about the role of women in leading the world toward a more sustainable future. How Can You Help? As this is a privately funded voyage and I would great appreciate your contributions to make this amazing opportunity possible.I need to collect £16.000 to pay the expenses that are not covered… Your support is crucial .. but why … Why to support me? * IMPACT: I will replicate the initiative, share the experience and work in post-expedition projects.* ​POST-EXPEDITION PROGRAMS: I will be able to replicate and share this experience with your company team.* FEMALE MOTIVATION: According to National Science Foundation 80% of the jobs available during the next decade will require Math and Science skills. Let’s motivates together the new generations.* TRANSITION MOMENT: It is our world, we share the same planet: We are all busy, let me be the ambassador for new generations of the care that our planet need, with real solutions.* TRANSPARENCY: If you know me, you know my commitment and real concern to make our world a better place for all. If you don’t trust me all that you see is all that I am.* PERSISTENCY: I am putting all my heart and energy into this project.* SOLIDARITY: I commitment myself that I will run the outputs of this project in at least 10 communities.* MARKETING REPRESENTATION: I can bring your company to this scenery and exposure to the media and the team! As a company, brand or person you can get involved! Let’s sit and talk (with tea and biscuits!) Contact me to ptelloguerrero@gmail.com | @pateguerrero News: English Spanish  What is the program about? The expedition will leave from Ushuaia, Argentina and travel by boat to Antarctica. On the voyage, we will be educated and trained in leadership practice, the challenges in polar science and related issues on climate change, and plan for constructive change upon return from the trip. Dattner Grant is the driver of Homeward Bound, and the expedition is supported by a large, diverse and talented team including Greg Mortimer (voyage leader), Meredith Nash (lead researcher, UTAS), Melinda Truesdale (voyage medic), Mary-Anne Lea (Women in Polar Science and UTAS), Justine Shaw (Women in Polar Science and Australian Antarctic Division) and Renuka Badhe (Women in Polar Science and European Polar Board). We will receive instruction from a globally renowned faculty including Dr Jane Goodall, Franny Armstrong, Clare Bowditch and Dr David Kaplan. The expedition has been endorsed by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Governor of Tasmania, Professor Kate Warner, is a patron of the project. Excitingly a documentary based on this trip is also being made by Australian filmmakers, Bunya Productions. ***Special mention:* Friends and Family since the beginning have been super supportive. My love

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Improving Mental Health for the Poor in Cambodia

Improving Mental Health for the Poor in Cambodia

This page is to donate money to Prof. Alex Wood to help some of the poorest people in Cambodia to get better mental health care. The money is planned to be used as part of an ongoing project to improve the treatment of mental health in the region, or to be donated to a hospital which gives good healthcare to the poorest people for free (or at a cost affordable to them).Best value charitable donation - no middle menA key challange with giving to charity is knowing how much actually gets to where it is needed. Alex is able to personally take the money to where it is needed and use or give the money directly to the hospitals. No middle men, no employees, no advertising, none of the normal worries about the efficiency of charities.Our Mental Health ProjectImproving mental health services is a key health challenge for developing countries across South East Asia. Cambodia faces particular challenges following a genocide and series of wars in the 1970s and 1980s. During this period health care and university services were nearly entirely destroyed, including through a particular targeting of medical practitioners and academics for execution during the Pol Pot era. In the last two decades, Cambodia has made impressive efforts to rebuild its health and educations systems, including through the establishment of a basic infrastructure of hospitals, medical education universities, and aspirations to conduct international quality research. This has led to notable improvements in physical health as seen, for example, in arrested and declining HIV rates. However, mental health needs have been nearly entirely neglected, and the Cambodian population is largely without access to even rudimentary psychiatric or psychological treatments in both primary and secondary care, leading to several problems.First, rates of untreated mental illness are very high, with associated suffering and stigmatisation. Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that depression alone causes more suffering than that generated by all physical disorders combined. This suffering may be expected to be exceptionally high in Cambodia as almost no one in the older generation will have avoided witnessing or experiencing highly traumatic events, and the younger generation will have been born and parented in the recent aftermath of the trauma.Second, mental health conditions are often miss-diagnosed as physical, leading to inappropriate treatment that both wastes resources and risks harming the patient through unnecessary treatment, which in many cases exacerbates the mental health condition.Third, the treatment of chronic physical health conditions is complicated through a lack of assessment or treatment of co-morbid mental health conditions, resulting in the physical health conditions being more difficult and expensive to treat, as well as causing a considerably worse prognosis for the patient. For example, key challenges of HIV programmes include; (a) missed appointments, (b) patients dropping out of the system, (c) the need to locate patients that have so disengaged, (d) lack of adherence to treatment leading to both the emergence of opportunistic infections and HIV medication failure, (e) the need to use newer, more expensive medication due to first line medication failure, and (f) erratic medication compliance risking the emergence of drug resistance at the population level with international implications. Much of these problems emerge from patient disengagement and non-compliance, a key predictor of which in other countries is untreated simple mental health conditions such as depression. Adding a mental health assessment and treatment protocol may both reduce these problems and lead to a net financial saving for the programme.The implementation of an evidence based mental health programme is not currently possible due to the near total lack of research on how to assess or treat mental health in Cambodia, and there is no current mechanism to disseminate new p

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Ryszard Civil March For Aleppo

Ryszard Civil March For Aleppo

Dear Sir or Madam I take part in Civil March For Aleppo, the March from Berlin to Allepo. March is to draw attention to the endless conflict in Syria. The idea is to draw attention to the inaction of the conflict. I thought, it's an amazing initiative. There are many opportunities to help but giving by marching all our time is something rare. It is is a great opportunity to make people realize that something is wrong. We watch the news on TV like a bombshell, not understanding and not feeling that people there are going through the worst nightmare of theirs life. I came on Dec. 26 at Templehof, the last day of Christmas. At the beginning I came only on the weekends because I was working. In January I decided to quit job go  till the end of the March. I join the March in late January. In addition to marching, I support the March as best I can do what is a photography. My pictures were shown repeatedly during meetings in different countries. After the end of March I would like to publish a photo book of March as a group of people who decided to devote their time,  quit their jobs and go on a long journey - in the act of pilgrimage to tell the world that we do not agree with indifference and inactionCivil March For Allepo doesn’t cover in full Marching. Mostly we don’t have to pay for accomodation but we have to pay for food. If you would like help me walking please donate Anybody who would like my pictures can get them in gratitude of donation, just writte to me to arrange delivery Pictures with stamp and signed My pictures on Instagram ryszardszpytmanorFacebook Best regardsRyszard Szpytman

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Brazilian athlete fund raising

Brazilian athlete fund raising

Welcome to Claudine's Marathon money pot !Claudine, a 14yrs old brazilian open water marathon swimmer needs your help to continue competing at the brazilian national championship.Click to make a contribution.* Any donations, regardless of size are really appreciated;* You can as well donate miles from your mileage frequent flyer program;* You can as well send her competition tech suits and training aids;* All payments are secure.Claudine is a 13years old girl who lives with her German/Luxembourgian father, a University Professor, and her 7 years old brother in Brazil. She is an Open Water Marathon athlete and started competing in Open Water with 9yrs, having been regional champion in her age category since 2012.  2017 she participates for the first time in the Brazilian Open Water elite category, "O Campeonato Brasileiro". After the 1st competition, she is ranked 5th in her category.Claudine trains hard for to be competitive. She wants to be part of the German or Brazilian Open Water Marathon team at the 2024 Olympics.Monday to Friday, she trains 2,5hrs from 14:30-17:00 in the pool at her college, the Salesiano Dom Bosco in Salvador-Bahia with world champion Ana Marcela Cunha former trainer, Baixinho.3 times the week she does extra sessions with her father from 06:00-06:50 before entering the classroom.3 times per week, she has Pilates sessions with her physiotherapist, Dra. Renata, in the late afternoon at home.At the weekend and during holidays, she does another 3-4hrs training each day (7-10km) at the Piatã beach, completing 26hrs of training, swimming over 50km, per week. After Brazilian economic crisis, she lost several institutional supporters and needs your help to continue to compete. The championship is composed by 6-8 open water competitions + 3-4 regional competitions in the pool, some over 3.000km from where she lives. Additional, there are another 10-12 local open Water competitions and 10 local competitions per year in the pool.This means, staying in simple hostels, she spends at least Euro 1.000,00 per competition, adding up to 9.000,00-12.000,00 Euro/year traveling. Additional to the travel expenses, she needs competition swimwear (2.000,00Euro/year), goggles and training aids (500,00Euro/year), nutritional supplements (1.200,00 Euro/year) and pays at least 800,00 Euro/year for register fees.  This adds up with extra expenses and local transport to over 15.000,00 Euro/year.Please help Claudine to continue her promising career!How can you help us:* Donating, Clicking the button;* Spreading the word, forwarding this project;* Leaving an encouraging message for her;* Buying flight tickets for her with your frequent flyer milage;* Ordering training aids and or competition suits and sending it to her;* Ordering in Brazil nutritional complements for her.As a simple gesture of gratefulness, Claudine will send at the end of the year the swim caps, she receives at the official open water competitions, to 6-8 of her supporters, chosen by a lottery. Thank you!

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Badagaon - Nepal Disaster Relief

Badagaon - Nepal Disaster Relief

Namaste!On April 25, 2015 11:56am Nepal Standard Time (GMT +5:45), 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. It killed: 8,617 people and injured 16,808.  It destroyed over 473,000 houses and displaced: 2.8 million. In my village nobody was killed but it left 8 houses totally damaged and 15 houses partially damaged, in its wake. There are 32 houses in the village. The village is in mid-western Nepal, about 300 km and 50km west, respectively, of Kathmandu and the epicenter Barpak, Gorkha.Currently, 50 people reside in the village. Majority of the inhabitants are the old, infirm, men, women and children. There are only 9 able bodied men among the fifty. About 75 people live outside the village – education, employment or simply looking for better life and greener pastures.The government survey team visited the village and provided few packets of noodles and a plastic 12ft x 12ft plastic sheets to the households whose houses had been completely destroyed. Now after 18 months, they have declared that no further help will be extended.In the villages, it is the practice that all houses are built without help of any modern technology or equipment. Everything is cut, dug and carried via manual labour. So it is quite cumbersome, time and energy consuming. Furthermore, it is practically impossible to repair certain part of the damaged houses as these houses have inter-locked walls and do not have pillars or beams. So if a section of the house is pulled down for repairs, the whole house will fall down. So we have decided to leave these damaged houses as they are.As it is not possible for the villagers to individually rebuild, the consensus has been reached that they will build a single house which will be used as the Disaster Relief Centre. It will also be used as meetings, storage, festivals and ceremonial venue. The villagers already possess enough large cooking utensils, plates, glasses, bowls etc. and traditional musical instruments which need to be stored and safeguarded. Besides, first aid kits, medical supplies, blankets, stretchers and non-degradable food grains, oil and salt will also be stored.To accomplish above, minimum of NRs. 1.5 mio (approx. USD 15K) is estimated. The villagers are confident that they can raise NRs. 500k plus provide voluntary labour (number of days for each household not decided yet).The reason we need to help these people is that they are living in constant fear. We all know that it does not need a quake of such magnitude as the last one to destroy their houses. It is the fear factor that we need to mitigate by providing them the psychological buffer that their needs have been taken care of in case of disaster. This would be extremely meaningful to them. Therefore, I sincerely request you all to chip in whatever you can and show “heart”. Your contribution of USD5.00 can employ an un-skilled labour for a day and by USD 100,00, a whole month. Your kind humanitarian gesture is highly appreciated.Should you have any queries please direct them to Shiva Gurung (email: shivapgurung@yahoo.com , cell no. +977-9841845841. with Viber and Whatsapp connection).Thank you. and god bless you.Shiva

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