Say NO to ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Dear animal ❤️-ers, welcome to my PETA fundraising Money Pot! 1.4 million animals die each year because they are victims of animal testing, including the use of cosmetics and 400K coyotes are killed each year for fur in the U.S alone 🙈 🙉 🙊 ! The number is just astonishing! As you know I feel very strongly about animals and veganism, that's why I've been campaigning for animal rights and working closely with PETA UK charity (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). I decided to launch this campaign because I wanted to get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty,  especially when it comes to the unethical make-up testing  🐶 🐮 🐭  and using animals for clothing (check out my new video at PETA HQ in the updates section).  My mission is to support the charity and their work in raising awareness about how much suffering goes into animal testing and obraining fur. I believe that no animal should be poisoned or killed for us to wear a pretty lipstick or mascara or a winter jacket. It's really sad knowing about all the atrocious and inhumane experiments and practices that take place everyday and not much is done about it...So here I am campaigning 💪🏻! Please join my fight! It would be amazing if your could make a small donation and help me share this money pot page on your social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) to spread the word! When sharing it please use the hashtag #LWfundraiser to have a chance to WIN one of the lipsticks from my Basic Bitch cruelty-free makeup line! Let's all be a part of something good and stop wearing animal blood on our beautiful lips or bodies! 💄 👄  🙎🏽  Find out more from my YouTube video:  PETA is internationally recognised as one of the leading and most influential animal charities in the world. They focus on campaigning against issues of animal cruelty that include topics such as factory farming, fur farming & animal testing. Any issue that involves animal cruelty is on PETA's radar and you can be rest assured that they will do everything in their power to put a stop to it.  BUT, they need funds to do all this amazing work, funds that don't come from nowhere.  If you are an animal lover, or want to help put a stop to animal suffering, please donate.  * 100% of your donation will go to PETA UK charity* Give however much you want* All payments are secureThanks so much for getting involved and supporting this cause!Lucy Watson

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The Cherry Foundation

Thank you for the many offers of charitable donations.The Cherry Foundation is set up to continue Cheran’s work of helping underprivileged, talented pupils to succeed and secondly to sponsor children facing poverty.Your donation would make a big difference to keeping Cheran’s dream alive.Thank you for your support.

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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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Say NO to ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Say NO to ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Dear animal ❤️-ers, welcome to my PETA fundraising Money Pot! 1.4 million animals die each year because they are victims of animal testing, including the use of cosmetics and 400K coyotes are killed each year for fur in the U.S alone 🙈 🙉 🙊 ! The number is just astonishing! As you know I feel very strongly about animals and veganism, that's why I've been campaigning for animal rights and working closely with PETA UK charity (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). I decided to launch this campaign because I wanted to get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty,  especially when it comes to the unethical make-up testing  🐶 🐮 🐭  and using animals for clothing (check out my new video at PETA HQ in the updates section).  My mission is to support the charity and their work in raising awareness about how much suffering goes into animal testing and obraining fur. I believe that no animal should be poisoned or killed for us to wear a pretty lipstick or mascara or a winter jacket. It's really sad knowing about all the atrocious and inhumane experiments and practices that take place everyday and not much is done about it...So here I am campaigning 💪🏻! Please join my fight! It would be amazing if your could make a small donation and help me share this money pot page on your social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) to spread the word! When sharing it please use the hashtag #LWfundraiser to have a chance to WIN one of the lipsticks from my Basic Bitch cruelty-free makeup line! Let's all be a part of something good and stop wearing animal blood on our beautiful lips or bodies! 💄 👄  🙎🏽  Find out more from my YouTube video:  PETA is internationally recognised as one of the leading and most influential animal charities in the world. They focus on campaigning against issues of animal cruelty that include topics such as factory farming, fur farming & animal testing. Any issue that involves animal cruelty is on PETA's radar and you can be rest assured that they will do everything in their power to put a stop to it.  BUT, they need funds to do all this amazing work, funds that don't come from nowhere.  If you are an animal lover, or want to help put a stop to animal suffering, please donate.  * 100% of your donation will go to PETA UK charity* Give however much you want* All payments are secureThanks so much for getting involved and supporting this cause!Lucy Watson

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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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Fran, Victoria, Ali, Sara and Bryony's 96 Miles to Nicaragua

Fran, Victoria, Ali, Sara and Bryony's 96 Miles to Nicaragua

A beautiful wild country with a turbulent past, Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Even though the country boasts stunning landscapes which are leading to its rising tourism industry, almost 30% of the families in the country live in poverty and over 8% struggle in extreme poverty, surviving on less than £1 a day. After spending the best part of a year volunteering and living in rural communities across Nicaragua, we’ve found 2 causes that we feel passionate about supporting now that we're home. We are asking people to dig deep to help us support these projects and in return we will be walking a gruelling 96 mile trek. Over seven days we will be traversing the rugged Scottish Highlands, from Milngavie to Fort William, on the West Highland Way. Blisters, chaffing, bogs, Haggis attack, rain and even the very possible destruction of our friendships, we are prepared to face it all, so please sponsor us. We promise to provide plenty of embarrassing video and photo evidence of the ordeal. Any and all funds raised will be used to support the below projects: Yanaira’s University feesWhile most public universities in Nicaragua are free to attend, private institutions heavily outnumber their state-run counterparts and can cost anything up to $1000 for the academic year. For many of the families we worked with in rural communities, this translates to an impossible cost to cover and means that many young bright Nicaraguans do not get to pursue further study at university. However, in the community of Agua Calientes in which Victoria spent 10 weeks living with the Moncadas, Yanaira Moncada, the oldest of the family, is about to enter her final year of university studying English after which she hopes to secure a job in the growing tourism industry putting her linguistic skills to good use. For the last 3 years, Yanaira has been studying, working in a local restaurant and running her own business in pig farming to help pay for her fees. Due to low pay and the tenuous economic situation in Nicaragua she is under enormous pressure to keep up with her studies and in addition, cover the costs of running her own household. With your donations we can help her complete her university and be the first in her family to graduate from university. So please, donate what you can. COMJERUMA - A cooperative of young apiculturists in the Somoto Region.These young entrepreneurs are innovating new ways to market and distribute honey for the national clientele. Apiculture is about as sustainable as a business can get- not only are they developing a product with lots of great health benefits, they're helping to conserve one of the most valuable species on the planet. COMJERUMA are training young people in communities across the region, promoting apiculture and providing employment opportunities.

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Make it Better

Make it Better

Water, health care and sanitation, basic rights that many people live without Rural Health Care Foundation fights every day to make thousands of thoselives better Their beliefs and willingness to make lives better inspires volunteers that jointhem in the most diverse projects But that is not enough Unfortunately, they are facing major difficulties to a point where performingtheir mission is becoming impossible They need an extra hand Let's help Rural Health Care Foundation with small donations With your help, thousands of children will have access to clean water andeducation Can you make it better? YOU CAN!  We started this fundraising campaign because unfortunately Rural Health Care Foundation Lost their car, without a car it is very complicated to host volunteers and to reach the rural villages of Mubende. Without a car, their mission is compromised. My experience with RHCF was inspiring, to see how they face all the adversities with a smile on their faces, to see all the children happy for having clean water or a pit latrine. I believe all volunteers leave Mubende with their heart full of ideas and with motivation to help others. Let's not stop it! Now we are back home and everything is "normal" but RHCF is on the field everyday, struggling to help families... that is their normal. Together, we can make it better... IMPORTANT NOTE - If you are using an American Card make sure your bank is informed that you are making an international deposite. Otherwise, the bank might block it!

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From fleeing to seeing: refugee baby girl needs urgent medical intervention

From fleeing to seeing: refugee baby girl needs urgent medical intervention

During the past year and a half over million refugees transited through Serbia, hoping to reach countries where they would find safety and rebuild their lives from the scratch. Children make up over a third of the total number and vulnerable cases among them are countless. It, unfortunately, remains impossible to reach and help them all. However, we can reach and help some. This is about one of them. A baby girl, whose parents are currently residing in one of the refugee centers in Serbia, was born in November last year. She has been diagnosed with bilateral congenital cataract - with a high risk of total blindness if not operated within the first months of her life. Although the costs of medical care for migrants in Serbia are covered by state, the needed intervention that would prevent her from completely losing sight, can be performed only in private hospitals and costs have been estimated to be around 8500€. For a refugee family, stuck in transit after the closure of borders, this amount is simply impossible to reach. Waiting to, eventually, arrive to their final destination, where the intervention might be covered by the state is also not an option as the intervention has to be performed ASAP.  Different actors, as well as individuals, are looking for possible sources of funding to make this operation possible. So far - no solution in sight. I am going for this long shot before the time runs out. Instead, on the 4th of March, I will be running half a marathon in order to kick off this fundraising initiative - you can buy kilometres, meters, centimetres…you can’t buy time. Any donations, small or big, will be collected until the total amount is reached/alternative source of funding is found or, in the worst case, until it becomes too late to perform the intervention. In that case, as well as if we do not reach 8500€, your donations would be transferred to an organisation providing direct support to refugees and migrants in Serbia. Share if you care! Donate before it is too late! Thank you! You can find out more about congential cataract hereYou can find out more about current situation of migrants in Serbia here

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School meals for kids in Volos, Greece.

School meals for kids in Volos, Greece.

Welcome to this money pot !When the volunteers at the Solidarity Kitchen heard me describing a young child in my daughter's class who came to school hungry and had nothing to eat all day, they immediately offered to feed her. Within a very short time, the Solidarity Kitchen's founder Angeliki had visited the school, met with the headteacher and was delivering 25 meals to children in need. This year, the Solidarity Kitchen is providing meals to 60 children in need in Volos schools. What I find most moving about their efforts is Angliki’s dedication to the cause. For example, throughout the summer she slept overnight in her car to set up a stall of hand-knitted and crocheted gifts every morning at a local seaside resort—all to raise money for the children's meals. As a woman in her late sixties, this is no mean task. Additionally, this week I found out that Aggeliki and another volunteer had visited a bazaar in Thessaloniki to raise money for the Solidarity kitchen. Once again, Angliki had slept in her car in order to set up her stall in the morning.. The Solidarity Kitchen needs to raise €3,500 to pay for the meals for the 2017 academic school year. While this seems like a lot of money, it will go a long way and be spread among many. As a mother, I would be very grateful for anyone able to help Angeliki, her team of volunteers, and the children of Volos who are in need of daily meals. Take a look at the Solidarity Kitchen's website to get a feel for the work they do.https://kouzinavolos.org/Of course, it's in Greek, but there are lots of photos and videos!! Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secure In Solidarity,Maria McCarthy.

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Nick & Mary Ann's Tiree Half-Marathon 2017

Nick & Mary Ann's Tiree Half-Marathon 2017

Welcome to Mary Ann & Nick's Fundraiser! We hope you'll help the Watercolour Music team raise some money in the Tiree Half-Marathon! Picture it. The Celtic Connections festival, January 2017. The Tiree Songbook gig - a big musical love-in for the island my dad grew up on - is a sell-out success. Backstage, Mary Ann, Musical Director for the night, is swept along on a windsurfing wave of feel-good and agrees to run in this year's island Half-Marathon. Thanks, Angus Skipinnish...! Well, the training is well underway (the shoes are the genuine instruments of pain article!), and Mary Ann has enlisted the other half of Watercolour Music - the lovely Nick - to run as a team on April 29th. Rycote the dog is also doing a very fine impression of Burgess Meredith in Rocky mode. So, we'd like to take the opportunity to raise some money for two organisations close to our hearts. The first is Ewen's Room, based in rural Lochaber, and which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues. It's run by Rosie and Malcolm Gillespie in memory of their son, who had schizophrenia, and finally committed suicide in 2008. Ewen tried very hard to deal with his problems on his own, and his parents are now working hard to spread the word that it's OK to be open about mental health. From our own encounters with issues of mental wellbeing, we couldn't agree more, although it's still not an easy thing to do, and we support all their hard work - they are a wee organisation but with a big job to do!   The second is Mary Ann's beloved Inverness Gaelic Choir with whom she's been associated for many years. Their music, love and friendship have been a source of support at the bestest and lowest of times over the years, and this is our way of saying thank you and helping to ensure that they carry on as the great musical team they are, and can continue to push their music in new directions. We would be so grateful for any donation, big or small, to this moneypot which will be divided equally between the two groups once we've made our final tally after the race. We have been overwhelmed by people's generosity since we launched this fundraiser, as have Rosie and Malcolm Gillespie and all at Ewen's Room, and everyone in the choir as well. As a result we've exceeded our first target and we're now aiming to achieve £2500. As ever, all your help is much appreciated - a real inspiration!  Click on one of the following links to add to the pot.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureAnd you can follow Mary Ann on Facebook for occasional updates in the lead-up to the race. Thank you - Mary Ann & Nick !!!

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Art Therapy Project in Nepal

Art Therapy Project in Nepal

Languages: English, French and SpanishNamaste ! We are two French volunteers, currently on a 3-month volunteering mission in Lalitpur (located in the Kathmandu Valley) in Nepal. We are working in a Nepalese NGO called Saathi, which is dedicated to women empowerment. Indeed, Saathi's goal is to create a safe, violence free environment for women and children. Since its creation in 1992, Saathi has developed several programmes promoting gender equality, helping victims to recover from the earthquake that occurred in 2015 and even programmes defending the LGBT+ community. A women's shelter has been set up to rescue victims of rapes and/or domestic violence, and five homes have been created to host children and teenagers from underprivileged backgrounds and who did not have any access to education. Website : www.saathi.org.np We intend to develop two projects during our volunteering mission in order to make our contribution to Saathi's great work. However, we need you to carry out these projects ! Saathi is an NGO which is mostly financed by donations, therefore there is only a very limited budget allocated to the different shelters. * Art therapy project at the women's shelter (Painting, musicotherapy, dancing, cooking, drama club, sewing...) * Project on the "Sustainable Development Goals" at the Children's homes (workshops encouraging debate, discussion and cooperation, intercultural activities, gardening, creative writing workshops, craft activities, outings...)Here is the equipment needed for such projects : paint cans, coloured pencils, sheets of paper, chalks, fabric, sewing threads, needles, balloons, ball, boxes, craft materials, seeds, plants, budget for transportation (outings), cardboard boxes, ingredients (for the cooking workshops)... Essential donations : diapers, baby milk, clothes for the children, blankets, computers, books... To keep you updated on the project progress, please feel free to contact us on Facebook or via email : Léa Bottot - bottot.lea@gmail.comMarie-Lou Chauvin - marie-lou.chauvin@outlook.fr Thank you for your help ! Namaste ! Nous sommes deux volontaires françaises actuellement en Service Civique à Lalitpur (située dans la vallée de Katmandou) au Népal pour une durée de 3 mois. Nous réalisons notre volontariat au sein d'une ONG népalaise nommée Saathi, spécialisée dans le droit des femmes. En effet, Saathi se bat pour créer une société plus sûre et dépourvue de violence envers les femmes et les enfants. Depuis sa création en 1992, Saathi a développée plusieurs programmes tel qu'une aide juridique, de la prévention sur l'égalité des genres, une aide aux familles victimes du tremblement de terre de 2015 ainsi que la défense de la communauté LGBT. Un refuge pour les femmes victimes de violences domestiques a aussi été mis en place ainsi que 5 refuges pour enfants issues de milieux défavorisés et n'ayant pas accès à l'éducation. Site internet: www.saathi.org.np Nous souhaitons développer deux projets au sein de cette ONG durant notre phase de volontariat afin de pouvoir contribuer à notre échelle à cette cause qui nous est chère. Afin de mener notre projet à bien, nous avons besoin de vous ! Saathi étant une ONG financée principalement par des donations, le budget alloué aux refuges reste restreint. Nous organisons donc ce fundraising en comptant sur votre générosité afin de nous aider dans notre mission. * Projet d'art-thérapie au sein du refuge pour femmes (Peinture, musicothérapie, danse, cuisine, théâtre, couture...) * Projet sur le thème des Objectifs du Développement Durable au sein des refuges pour enfants (Ateliers d'expression, jardinage, ateliers d'art créatif, ateliers d'écriture, sorties "découverte", activités de coopération, ateliers interculturels, initiation au débat et à la prise de parole...) Matériel nécessaire à la réalisation des projets: peinture, crayons de couleurs, papier, craies de couleurs, tissu, fils, aiguilles, ballons, balles, boîtes, accessoires de travaux manuels, gra

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The Edinburgh 2017 Galloping Gorillas

The Edinburgh 2017 Galloping Gorillas

Welcome to the Edinburgh 2017 Marathon Galloping Gorillas campaign!  Who we are running for: The PRWOP campaign, Bring the PRWOP Kids’ Crew Back To School, seeks to bring back to school eight children who all lost their fathers who were protecting the wildlife of the Democratic Republic of Congo. PRWOP aims to help establish independent livelihoods for the widows of Park Rangers in the country. These rangers lost their lives in work related incidents and now their families are doing it tough.Helping these families will allow them to access primary school education for their children. These families believe that education can bring about lasting change in the lives and livelihoods of their households and communities. You can find the campaign here: carolinebec.wixsite.com/fundraisingsite   About us:  We are a motley bunch of friends from different parts of the world. Australian, English and French, we are all living in Edinburgh and for some reason we all seem to enjoy running in Scottish weather (which is usually involves ice, rain and/or wind… on a good day). We have all decided to run for PRWOP, where we hope our travails can help out the PRWOP kids’ crew. Some of us have more experience than others, but we are learning (and suffering) together every time we sweat in the great city of Edinburgh. May 27th, three of us will be prancing through the 10K and May 28th, two of us will rock the Half Marathon.  Meet the Galloping Gorillas: JOHN  John is from northern England and spends much of his time as a PhD student looking for Vikings. Like the Vikings of old, he plans to charge like a maniac through the streets of the UK… only this time to fundraise for the PRWOP kids, instead of for gold and glory. Though he’d still like a seat at the table in Valhalla for his efforts. John is running the 10k. JACK  Jack is from the English midlands. He is doing a PhD in alien-hunting (no joke). In his picture he can be seen stoking a large fire-beacon, which he uses to try and communicate with distant planets. He also likes to run (presumably in preparation for outrunning the tractor beams when they come for him). He has decided to put in an effort at the half marathon in aid of the cause. TAS  Tas in an Aussie with Grecian roots, who is thought to be looked over by two Greek gods: Dionysus, the god of debauchery; and Hermes, the Greek god of athletics. The former means that he knows how to relax (see picture). The latter means that he can run like the wind. He has decided to put this last talent to good use in doing the 10k run in support of the PRWOP crew. GEOFF  Geoff is Australian. He likes gorillas - as evidenced by his gratuitous selfie with a silverback on the border between DRC and Uganda. He says that the rangers who took him to the gorillas were total dudes. He also sometimes pretends to like to run. So he’s dusting off his long neglected running shoes to have a crack at a half marathon to try and raise some funds for the PRWOP crew. CAROLINE  Caroline is the French program manager of the PRWOP campaign. She also knows some Kung Fu. She is running a 10k for the first time ever and, as she did not want to suffer alone, used her Kung Fu to pacify this group of troublemakers and invite them to run with her. Fate decided that she will celebrate her 24th birthday the day of the race and this is giving her even more motivation.   Help up to raise funds for the Bring the PRWOP Kids' Crew Back to School   Your support will help the children to stay in school and reach their full potential.Thank You!

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Scott's Money pot for street children in Jaipur

Scott's Money pot for street children in Jaipur

WELCOME FRIENDS! After a recent visit to India I returned home with some incredible memories. Along with those fantastic memories were some disturbing sights of street children and the hardships they face.  I witnessed children who had only just learned to walk being forced into begging.  I was supposed to visit a project in Jaipur called Ladli. A charity for street children in Jaipur. But that visit never came off. Undeterred I did a little research as to how I could help and that led me to the charity i-india and its Ladli project. These guys do wonderful work to remove children from the streets of Jaipur. Removing them from exploitation and abuse and giving them a head start into education and safety.  Believe it or not just £80 can remove a child from the streets of Jaipur and into safety for a whole year. £80! My wish with this charity page is to remove 2 children from the streets of Jaipur. That's £160.  £160 will take two children into safety. If I exceed this amount remember that every £80 raised is a safe child. In return for your sponsorship I intend to run The Great Grimsby 10k on 30th July 2017.  i-india's web site can be found here as well as the web site for Ladli.  http://www.i-indiaonline.com/home2.htmhttp://www.ladli.org./mainpage.htm Also at the top of this page I've linked a video which was made by the BBC which explains the work i-India do. Here's a brief breakdown of what your money could do. £4        pays for a set of tools for a child£16       teaching/learning material for 50 children£28      a day-trip for 50 children to the cinema, zoo etc£40      a sewing machine£40      a nurse’s medical kit£60      a teacher’s salary for a month£80     one more child to be educated at Ladli for a year   i-india is a very small charity which is why I haven't been able to use my usual charity pages that you're used to seeing with my past charity runs. With those sights the charities are linked to the pages and the money flies direct to the charities as you give. This site will create a 'money pot'. Once the charity run in Grimsby is complete I will forward the money onto the Ladli project. Part of i-India. I will also cover the costs myself of transfering the money so the amount in the pot will be exactly what the charity receives.  So that's the idea. Run around the streets of Grimsby and help children into safety over 5,000 miles away. Simple. With your help.  Thank you!

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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. This conflict I have been following for a long time. After reading "Sura", the book two photographers, who visited Syria during the first years of protests I felt that it is unaccetable. The enormity of cruelty and callousness terrified me. In the meantime reached me information about organized March. 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 fill happy to help 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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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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