CAGE Gladman fighting fund appeal

Help Dunsden take on Gladman!This is a modern take on the story of David taking on Goliath. Except that it’s real and happening now in the tiny parish of Eye & Dunsden. With just 140-odd houses, this ancient, rural parish has been targeted by mega-developer Gladman which wants to treble its size with 245 or more homes on the boundary with Emmer Green in Reading. South Oxfordshire District councillors turned down the original planning application mainly on grounds of landscape value. Gladman promptly appealed the decision and there is to be a four-day public inquiry at the beginning of May. There's a very real fear that if Gladman's appeal is accepted it will open the floodgates to a whole series of damaging housing estates being built between Reading and Sonning Common, Kidmore End and the surrounding villages. Don't let it happen – contribute to the fighting fund today! Fighting for Eye & DunsdenDunsden isn’t just small: it has so few facilities that the inquiry, which should take place in the village hall, will actually be held at Henley’s Rugby Club. Eye & Dunsden has just one church and two pubs but no shop, no school and no children’s playing facilities. The parish council is struggling to cope with the development threat. Riding into battle to support Eye and Dunsden under the banner of CAGE (Campaign against Gladman in Eye & Dunsden) are six other local parishes: Binfield Heath, Harpsden, Kidmore End, Rotherfield Peppard, Shiplake and Sonning Common, all of whom fear the effects of setting a precedent on their doorstep. Across the county boundary, Emmer Green and Caversham residents are equally determined to keep Gladman away from their communities. Three residents’ associations representing Caversham and District, Caversham Park Village and Emmer Green are fighting alongside CAGE, supported by environmental action group Caversham Globe. Sonning-on-Thames has also registered an objection. A list of further reasons for opposing this application is on the CAGE website here. A fighting fundFighting an appeal costs money. Expert witnesses, legal advisors and planning experts do not come cheap. But this parish, one of the tiniest in Oxfordshire, wants to give the appeal its best shot – and that means asking local people to help out.More than four hundred people from all the parishes and villages around objected strongly on-line to this development when it was first proposed.  If each of them were to donate just £25 that would give the embattled parish council the funds it needs to defeat the unwanted incursion.  Every pound you can give will help Eye & Dunsden and its allies win. And our 21st century David could beat his Gladman Goliath and all the other local communities will be able to breathe again.See also www.cagedunsden.org and CAGE on Facebook.  Cheques should be posted and made out to Eye & Dunsden Parish Council, The Glade, Remenham Piece, Remenham Hill, Henley on Thames, RG9 3ET Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!

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CAGE Gladman fighting fund appeal

CAGE Gladman fighting fund appeal

Help Dunsden take on Gladman!This is a modern take on the story of David taking on Goliath. Except that it’s real and happening now in the tiny parish of Eye & Dunsden. With just 140-odd houses, this ancient, rural parish has been targeted by mega-developer Gladman which wants to treble its size with 245 or more homes on the boundary with Emmer Green in Reading. South Oxfordshire District councillors turned down the original planning application mainly on grounds of landscape value. Gladman promptly appealed the decision and there is to be a four-day public inquiry at the beginning of May. There's a very real fear that if Gladman's appeal is accepted it will open the floodgates to a whole series of damaging housing estates being built between Reading and Sonning Common, Kidmore End and the surrounding villages. Don't let it happen – contribute to the fighting fund today! Fighting for Eye & DunsdenDunsden isn’t just small: it has so few facilities that the inquiry, which should take place in the village hall, will actually be held at Henley’s Rugby Club. Eye & Dunsden has just one church and two pubs but no shop, no school and no children’s playing facilities. The parish council is struggling to cope with the development threat. Riding into battle to support Eye and Dunsden under the banner of CAGE (Campaign against Gladman in Eye & Dunsden) are six other local parishes: Binfield Heath, Harpsden, Kidmore End, Rotherfield Peppard, Shiplake and Sonning Common, all of whom fear the effects of setting a precedent on their doorstep. Across the county boundary, Emmer Green and Caversham residents are equally determined to keep Gladman away from their communities. Three residents’ associations representing Caversham and District, Caversham Park Village and Emmer Green are fighting alongside CAGE, supported by environmental action group Caversham Globe. Sonning-on-Thames has also registered an objection. A list of further reasons for opposing this application is on the CAGE website here. A fighting fundFighting an appeal costs money. Expert witnesses, legal advisors and planning experts do not come cheap. But this parish, one of the tiniest in Oxfordshire, wants to give the appeal its best shot – and that means asking local people to help out.More than four hundred people from all the parishes and villages around objected strongly on-line to this development when it was first proposed.  If each of them were to donate just £25 that would give the embattled parish council the funds it needs to defeat the unwanted incursion.  Every pound you can give will help Eye & Dunsden and its allies win. And our 21st century David could beat his Gladman Goliath and all the other local communities will be able to breathe again.See also www.cagedunsden.org and CAGE on Facebook.  Cheques should be posted and made out to Eye & Dunsden Parish Council, The Glade, Remenham Piece, Remenham Hill, Henley on Thames, RG9 3ET Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!

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Heaven Hill Academy in Nepal

Heaven Hill Academy in Nepal

Welcome to Heaven Hill Academy in Nepal The goal of this charity is to raise money for the school and the community in Gaunshahar, Nepal. To improve the quality of the teaching abilities as well as making it possible for all children in the area to get a free education. I will be traveling around Asia doing some volunteer work in the different countries and after my first volunteer work in Sri Lanka in December, I will travel to Nepal. I will be staying there for 3 months helping out at the Heaven Hill Academy, which is located in the small village of Gaunshahar. (about 6-10 hours from Kathmandu). During my stay in Nepal, I will be writing a blog describing the daily life in the small village of Gaunshahar and to account for the how the donations are being spent. Please visit https://vogns3n.wordpress.com/ And of course 100% of the donations received will go to the community! Please see below for further details about the project. Heaven Hill Academy was founded in 2014 by Shamser Thapa, a teacher and principal of Guanshahar village in Nepal. Shamser’s lifelong ambition is to offer better educational opportunities to local children. His vision was to build an independent school that would not discriminate between caste nor gender. Instead, it would provide quality education to ALL children whose families could not afford the financial burden of school fees, notebooks, course books, and uniforms.I have met many of these incredible children during our time in Nepal. They are smart as whips! And boy can they sing.... With a strong emphasis on learning English, this school is changing lives, giving its students a fighting chance to rise up out of poverty. The work Shamser has done is remarkable, growing the Academy from 40 to over 90 students in the last three years. The success of Heaven Hill is truly a team effort, including members of the community and with help from international volunteers who have donated their time, labour and money. Presently, there are 6 classrooms and a new library (built 2017). However, with new grades being added each year, Shamser and the children need your help to expand and maintain the school. Currently in the process of building a kitchen and a classroom for the 4th grade. The new classroom needs to be ready before April 15, 2018, which is the date of the new school year. Donations to Heaven Hill Academy are needed to help build their next classrooms, which has a total approximate cost of $3,000 USD. The school also needs financial support to cover the monthly cost of each student and their required supplies. Shamser himself also feels the financial burden for continuing to pay the six teachers from Guanshahar that dedicate their time and energy to educating these youngsters. The school receives no financial support from the Government of Nepal.  Every child deserves an education and the children of Gaunshahar are no different. Your donations will go directly towards providing these local children with an opportunity to learn.Through the generosity of fundraising campaigns such as this one, the school has been able to support a number of particularly underprivileged children, including 2 orphaned students and 3 students with Down Syndrome. Your help would make a world of difference to these wonderful children’s lives.Should you also be interested in sponsoring one of these kids, a commitment of $15 dollars per month will cover the cost for school supplies, uniforms, lunches and work books.For a closer look at how your donations will make a difference to the children of Heaven Hill Academy, please visit their website athttp://www.heavenhillacademynepal.org/ Thank you for your support!

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Enriqueta's help to create a new home after Mexico earthquake

Enriqueta's help to create a new home after Mexico earthquake

Dear Sir or Madam, As you may know, this last Tuesday the central area of Mexico was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.1. As the results of this natural catastrophy, over 255 people were killed and thousands of Mexicans were left without a home. Among them, my grand-mother, who worked and fought all her life to get a dignifying place to live watched all her work crumble into dust in seconds. She is therefore left, without a place to live, and without any hope of the government to help her situation.  Therefore, I come to you to help us collect the money she needs in order to rebuilt all that she has lost. Throught social network or any other way to share the news on the biggest possible scale.  The horrors left from this catastrophy are huge, but Mexico and its friends will not give up on helping those who needs it the most. Even the smallest gesture can make the difference. Thank you for your understanding.  Cher Madame, Monsieur, Comme vous le savez peut être, mardi dernier le centre de Mexico à été frappé par un tremblement de terre de magnitude 7.1. Cette catastrophe naturelle à laissé un bilan d'environs 255 morts et des milliers de Mexicains sans domicile. Parmi eux, ma grand mère, qui à travaillé et s'est battu toute sa vie pour obtenir un endroit digne pour vivre, a regardé son patrimoine s'effondrer en quelques secondes. Elle est donc laissé sans maison ou vivre et sans aucun espoir d'aide de la part du gouvernement mexicain.  C'est pour cela que je viens vers vous pour m'aider a collecter la somme dont elle a besoin afin qu'elle puisse reconstruire tout ce qu'elle a perdu.  A travers les réseaux sociaux, ou tout autre outil de diffusion d'information pour que l'impact soit à grande echelle. Les horreurs laissé par cette catastrophe sont enormes, mais le Mexique et autre contributeurs ne cesseront pas d'aider ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Même le plus petit des gestes peut faire la différence. En vous remerciant de votre compréhension.  Estimado Señor o Señora, Como usted sabrà, el martes pasado la zona central de Mexico fue azotada por un terremoto de magnitud 7.1. Como resultado de esta catastrofe natural, mas de 255 personas murieron y miles de mexicanos perdieron su hogar. Entre ellos está mi abuela, quien trabajó y luchó toda su vida para poder conseguir un lugar digno donde vivir y quien tuvo que ver cómo el esfuerzo de tantos años se derrumbó en cuestion de segundos. Mi abuela quedo después de esto sin hogar y sin ninguna esperanza de que el gobierno le pueda ayudar. No pudo ni ir por sus pertenencias, ni por lo mas basico. Es por eso que quisiera pedirles su ayuda para poder recolectar el dinero suficiente para poder reconstruir lo que perdió.  Si podrian por favor difundir esto mediante redes sociales o cualquier otro medio para que el llegue a un maximo de gente posible. Toda ayuda recibida, sin importar lo grande o pequeña que sea, hará una gran diferencia. Muchas gracias por su comprencion.

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Greek Animal Rescue

Greek Animal Rescue

Βοήθεια σε ζώα στην Ελλάδα  * Ζω στην Ελλάδα από το 1979 και όλα αυτά τα χρόνια φροντίζω τα ζώα με όποιο τρόπο μπορώ: προσφέροντας βοήθεια στη στείρωση γατιών και σκυλιών, υιοθετώντας ή βρίσκοντας οικογένειες για σκύλους, ταΐζοντας αδέσποτα σκυλιά και γατιά, τόσο στην Αθήνα όσο και στο νησί της Άνδρου που μένω τα τελευαταία χρόνια.Πριν δέκα χρόνια, κληρονόμησα κάποια χρήματα από τη μητέρα μου και με τα χρήματα αυτά αγόρασα ένα σπίτι στην Άνδρο, σε ένα απομακρυσμένο ορεινό χωριό του νησιού. Ένας από τους λόγους που επέλεξα τη συγκεκριμένη τοποθεσία ήταν ώστε να μπορώ να έχω ζώα χωρίς να ενοχλούνται οι περίοικοι από την παρουσία τους, κάτι που θα ήταν επικίνδυνο για τα ίδια τα ζώα, καθώς η δηλητηρίαση ζώων είναι συχνό φαινόμενο Ελλάδα. Το σπίτι μου βρίσκεται στις πλαγιές του μεγαλύτερου βουνού της Άνδρου και ο πιο κοντινός μου γείτονας τους  χειμερινούς μήνες βρίσκεται σε απόσταση 1 χιλιομέτρου. Το καλοκαίρι κατοικούνται κάποια κοντινότερα σπίτια, αλλά και πάλι βρίσκονται σε ασφαλή απόσταση.Έχοντας στην κατοχή μου μία μεγάλη έκταση γης, αποφάσισα να δώσω σπίτι και φροντίδα σε όσα περισσότερα εγκαταλελειμμένα ζώα μπορούσα, φιλοξενώντας σε μόνιμη βάση ως τώρα: 20 σκύλους, 25 γάτες, ένα άλογο, ένα γαϊδούρι και ένα μουλάρι. * Πριν από 12 ημέρες (την Κυριακή 7 Ιανουαρίου), ένας άνδρας από ένα γειτονικό χωριό (περίπου 12 χλμ μακριά), φόρτωσε μία ολόκληρη οικογένεια σκύλων στο αυτοκίνητό του, έναν αρσενικό σκύλο, ένα θυληκό σκύλο και τα 7 κουτάβια τους, οδήγησε ως το σπίτι μου και τα πέταξε όλα στο δρόμο με προφανή πρόθεση να τα «εγκαταλείψει» πάνω μου. Στη βιασύνη του για να μην τον δουν, πάτησε και σκότωσε  με το αυτοκίνητο το ένα κουτάβι.  Από την πτώση, ένα δεύτερο κουτάβι σκοτώθηκε, ένα τρίτο έσπασε το σαγόνι του και η κτηνίατρος που τα εξέτασε διαπίστωσε ότι άλλα δύο κουτάβια είχαν προϋπάρχοντες τραυματισμούς (αρκετών ημερών) στα πόδια τους. Τα χωριά ωστόσο έχουν "μάτια και αυτιά", με άλλα λόγια δεν μπορεί κάποιος να κάνει πολλά περνώντας απαρατήρητος σε ένα χωριό. Έτσι έγινε και με το συγκεκριμένο περιστατικό, πολλοί είδαν το αυτοκίνητο αυτού του ανθρώπου να περνάει από το χωριό, το μεσημέρι της Κυριακής. Η αντιπαράθεση μας μαζί του είναι μια άλλη ιστορία, αλλά αρκεί να πούμε ότι δεν θέλαμε να του επιστρέψουμε τα σκυλιά, φοβούμενοι ότι απλώς θα τα πετάξει κάπου αλλού. Έτσι λοιπόν, έχουμε πλέον βρεθεί με άλλα 7 στόματα να θρέψουμε, κάτι ιδιαίτερα δύσκολο σε μια ήδη δύσκολη οικονομική κατάσταση.Το κέντρο χρηματοδοτείται αυτή τη στιγμή με την εκμίσθωση δύο ακινήτων μέσω του airbnb και εγώ έχω την ευθύνη και διαχείριση του, με τη βοήθεια εθελοντών από μία ιστοσελίδα που ονομάζεται workaway.info. Οι εθελοντές προέρχονται από όλο τον κόσμο και ειδικά εν μέσω των τελευταίων αυτών γεγονότων που κληθήκαμε να αντιμετωπίσουμε -με τα κουτάβια και τους γονείς τους- η συμβολή τους ήταν εξαιρετικά σημαντική.Αν υπάρχει κάποιος που αισθάνεται ότι θα ήθελε να κάνει μια δωρεά για να μας βοηθήσει να αντεπεξέλθουμε σε αυτό το δύσκολο χειμώνα και να φροντίσουμε τα επτά αυτά σκυλιά, να καλύψουμε τα έξοδα για τη διατροφή τους, τους εμβολιασμούς τους, την αποπαρασίτωσή τους, κλπ, παρακαλούμε επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας. Στην Ελλάδα η εξεύρεση σπιτιών για σκύλους είναι εξαιρετικά δύσκολη, καθώς υπάρχουν ήδη χιλιάδες αδέσποτα ζώα. Επιπλέον, η οικονομική κρίση στην Ελλάδα έχει καταστήσει ακόμα πιο δύσκολη την υιοθεσία σκύλων. Κάθε συνεισφορά, ανεξαρτήτως ποσού, έχει πολύ μεγάλη αξία για εμάς.  Σας ευχαριστούμε θερμά εκ των προτέρων. ή αγοράζοντας τις κάρτες και τα βιβλία μας από εδώ  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagicMountainShopΗ σελίδα μας στο facebook είναι εδώhttps://www.facebook.com/Animal-rescue-Andros-Greece-1243272685803628/  HELPING ANIMALS IN ANDROS - GREECE  * I have lived in Greece since 1979 and all of that time I have helped animals whenever I could. This involved helping to neuter cats and dogs, adopting dogs, re homing dogs and feeding stray dogs and cats, both in Athens and on the island where I live which is Andros, in the Cyclades islands.Ten ye

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Top Surgery for Sasha

Top Surgery for Sasha

ENGLISH:Radical change for the pot!! Well,  in one year or two many things has changed.Before this, It was one of my last way to go to Art school, but at my age and with my current situation it seems more than compromised.Also having to confront another money spend (less expensive this time) I think it would be preferable to use these donations (generous) for a better cause.This money will not be used as "comfort pot" instead it will be used to finance my medical surgery.Some already knows but I am soon going to get a mastectomy and those are extremely expensive.Knows that the donations here all will be used to get myself a brighter future in the right and healthy body which I should have.SashaFRENCH: Changement Radical pour cette cagnotte!!* Voilà en un an ou deux beaucoup de choses ont changer.*  Si avant cette cagnotte était pour moi une porte de secours pour entrer en école d'art à mon age et avec ma situation actuel cela me parrait plus que compromis.Aussi étant confronter a une autre dépense plus certaine et déjà un peu moins onéreuse je me suis dis qu'il serait préférable d'utiliser ces dons si généreux a bon escient.Sachez qu'ils ne servirons pas "d'argent de poche" mais a un tout autre financement celui de mon opération.Certains le savent déjà mais je vais bientot pratiquer une chirurgie de type mammectomie et ces opérations bien que remboursées quelques peu par la sécurité sociale sont trés couteuse.Sachez donc que votre argent reste entre de bonnes mains et serviront un cause toute aussi noble.Je tiens a m'excuser de ce changement soudain mais je sais que vous comprendrez ce choix.Jevous remercie de ce don généreux ou des prochains a venir.Sasha.

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Meet the Himalayan Messi in Europe

Meet the Himalayan Messi in Europe

The Sunakali Team is delighted to present you its new project (In English and French) ENGLISH  * Who are we ?The Sunakali Team is working on women empowerment and social change through football in one of the most isolated Himalayan regions of Nepal (Mugu District). Our team is composed of three branches :- Sacha Partouche, the international manager mainly representing our new project in Europe.- Bhojraj Bhat, Official representative of the Sunakali Team, Director/Script writer of the first documentary « Sunakali : teenage girls’ journey to glory », representing the project across Nepal.- Sital Karki : working locally on the field with the girls of Mugu in collaboration with Good Neghbors Nepal (a non-profit organization  working in this region). * Our past achievements         In 2015, Bhojraj Bhat realized a movie « Sunakali : teenage girls’ journey to glory » picturing the participation of young girls coming from the very isolated place of Mugu to a national football tournament.                                                                                                         According to the Nepal Census, 90 % of Mugu girls in 2011 were illiterate. The young girls of Mugu usually marry before 17 (80% of them). Then, they have no choice but to work on the corn fields and stop studying or practicing sports.Bhojraj wanted to help this region changing mentalities in order to enable these young girls to have equal opportunities and the possibility to make their own choices of life. The main issue of this project can be summarized in one question: can football change the Nepali society? We believe that it can. I will show you that it already brought a major social change in the Sunakali’s village but also all across Nepal. We have noticed, by talking to the local people, that the mentality towards young girls has already changed to some extend. For instance, 3 girls from the documentary are currently studying in the best college of the main capital, Katmandu. Their studies are financed by the Sunakali team thanks to the funds collected by the movie. Some of them decided to stay in Mugu and are still studying and others have married. However, even for those who married, most of them are still studying  or practicing football. And this is  something that was literally unconceivable before the documentary. The project also contributed to change Nepal’s mentality, since Bhojraj presented his documentary and its positive benefits in Katmandu (in different schools), where people are very motivated about the story of these Himalayan girls. In the college where the 3 girls are studying in Katmandu, they decided to create a feminine football team to enable girls from every backgrounds to play football if they want to. Sunakali documentary was awarded by 22 prices all across the world (in Europe, South Amercia, Asia etc.). You can watch the documentary here : https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sunakali. The FIFA published a footage called « Meet the Himalayan messi » to underline the great achievments of our project :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1i5-aCUAOw&t=5s. * Our current projectThe objective of our project is to send our Himalayan girls to Europe for an international football tournament and make a new documentary capturing this great adventure. The MUGU football team is invited to Spain to participate to the Donosti Cup, an international football tournament that will be held in San Sebastian from July 1st to July 7th 2018. This is a great opportunity for the girls. We also wish to realize a new documentary illustrating the entire process of young girls that have never left their isolated place to discover the world while practicing football. It is literally a dream for all of them. In the coming weeks, we will invite all the girls that were born between 1999 and 2001 for a selection process in order to provide them with equal opportunity to get selected for all the girls of the region of MUGU.We have recently appointed the trainer

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