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Peter Hofschröer & Barbara Hofschröer ('Grandma B')

Peter Hofschröer & Barbara Hofschröer ('Grandma B')

Even if you cannot support this appeal financially, please share it with all who might be able to. Listen to Brian Gerrish and Alex Thomson present the Hofschröer case in full at: https://soundcloud.com/ukcolumn/despatches-hofschroer-13032018-1912 A version of that discussion with presentation of some images is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x0ctbdNqTE  Update of 17 May 2018: Thanks to the continuing fantastic generosity of donors, the full amount of €3,600 has now also been raised to settle the bill of Dr Klaus Burtscher, a court psychiatrist who wrote a full refutation of Prof. Manfred Walzl's sectioning order which placed Peter Hofschröer in the Sigmund-Freud-Klinikum in Graz. Dr. Burtscher writes that Walzl cited erroneous literature and repeatedly went well beyond his professional limits in asserting that Peter represented a danger to society, and that the court order to section him is therefore unsound. Peter's lawyer (whose full bill donors have now paid) has submitted this as part of his appeal to the court to have Peter released. Funds continue to be necessary for: (a) any possible additional expenses incurred as the court case goes on;(b) hiring an English barrister to contest York Social Services' ongoing kidnap of Barbara Hofschröer ('Grandma B'). Thank you again, especially on Peter's behalf. We call him on his ward telephone number as often as we can, and he remains in good spirits and profoundly grateful for all your efforts for him "and thereby for tens of thousands of other victims of psychiatric abuses", as he rightly puts it.  Update of 10 May 2018: The whole of Peter's lawyer's fees (EUR 12,000 or GBP 10,600) have now been collected thanks to your fantastic generosity. The request has just been submitted to Leetchi.com to transfer this sum directly to the lawyer's Viennese bank account. Funds are still needed: Several thousand pounds to secure a good barrister to challenge, in the English courts, York Social Services' continuing kidnap of Barbara Hofschröer (Grandma B). Although no legal counsel has yet been identified for Barbara's case, the publicity of this appeal has already pressured York Social Services and the Sigmund-Freud-Klinikum in Graz, Austria, into allowing mother and son to have regular and unmolested phone calls from the captivity of their respective 'care' facilities, after years of Barbara's having been held incommunicado or with a social worker breathing down the phone line.  Original appeal text follows: Peter Hofschröer is incarcerated for life in a psychiatric facility in Graz, Austria, without ever having been examined by a mental health professional in that country. He has had his British house robbed from him, is facing the prospect of having his Austrian home stolen too, and when his case began to be raised pointedly in the House of Lords, he was fitted up with ludicrous and ever-changing accusations of possessing child pornography, the details of which accusations have never been forthcoming. In fact, the only mental health examination that Peter has ever had has been by Dr Elizabeth Gethins in Derby, who concluded, "I can find no evidence to suggest that Mr Hofschröer is suffering from a mental illness." Peter's crime seems to be knowing too much about paedophile-enabling networks in the public authorities in and around the city of York. His persecutors have followed him effortlessly across the borders of three European countries. Peter has been repeatedly let down by English lawyers, has no access to money, and now requests your funding to enable him to engage one of the finest and most conscientious advocates in Austria who is able to take on this case, through to the end of a court challenge of Peter's patently unlawful mental health sectioning, for €11,000 (about USD 13,500 or just under £10,000 sterling). Secondly, he requests funding for a legal challenge of the secret Court of Protection's obvious failures to do the job they were set up to do by protecting the intere

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AIDEZ-NOUS À CONSTRUIRE UN REFUGE SAVE POUR NOS LOULOUS !

AIDEZ-NOUS À CONSTRUIRE UN REFUGE SAVE POUR NOS LOULOUS !

Ce projet représente un nouveau départ pour nos loulous, un moyen de les mettre à l'abri, voilà pourquoi nous avons besoin de vous pour leur offrir un refuge aux normes où ils seront en sécurité ! Ceci est un appel à votre générosité, à votre grand coeur, pour la construction d'un refuge SAVE pour nos loulous.     C'est la seule solution pour continuer à sauver les loulous de Roumanie de manière durable et à les rapatrier vers la Belgique/France où ils pourront vivre dignement.                              Sans vous, ce projet ne pourra pas aboutir !                         Notre projet de construction - sur 1,5 hectare :Nous avons sécurisé l'achat d'un terrain de 15 000 m2 sur une colline, loin des habitations où nos loulous seront en sécurité. Nous devrons ensuite obtenir un permis d'urbanisme, une autorisation de l'Agence de protection de l'environnement et une autorisation de construire.Voici les différentes étapes de construction et les aménagements aux normes que nous prévoyons. Nous pourrons vous donner des éléments plus précis dès que nous aurons fait un cahier des charges avec notre entrepreneur. @ Aménagement de la route d'accès@ Pose de hautes clôtures autour des bâtiments et portail d'entrée sécurisé@ Construction d'un refuge pour 50-60 chiens (enclos aux dimensions réglementaires), conforme aux normes roumaines qui sera suivi de contrôles et d'autorisations divers (Direction Sanitaire Vétérinaire, etc.)@ Construction d'une salle vétérinaire aux normes avec espace de convalescence, salle de stockage de la nourriture et bureau d'accueil@ Construction d'un abri pour stockage du foin et autres matériaux@ Construction d'un petit habitat pour le surveillant de nuit et le personnel de jour (cabane avec utilitaires et chauffage au bois)@ Mise en place d'une station d'épuration pour les déchets et de 2 fosses sceptiques@ Forage d'un puit pour l'accès à l'eau et installation d’un système d’épuration@ Achat de panneaux solaires pour l'accès à l'électricité@ Location d'équipements pendant les travaux        Aidez-nous à réaliser ce projet à taille humaine pour continuer à sauver des loulous de Roumanie ! Grâce à Vous, ce projet pourra voir le jour et nous pourrons continuer notre action dans la région : stérilisations, soins, vaccins, adoptions, et espérons-le à long terme, changement des mentalités. Merci pour votre soutien !                L'équipe de Save & Hope

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Ça roule pour Lulu

Ça roule pour Lulu

L’association Ça roule pour Lulu a vu le jour en novembre 2016 à Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois en Charente-Maritime. L’objectif est de lever des fonds afin d’améliorer le quotidien de Lucas, un petit garçon handicapé de 8 ans. Lucas, surnommé affectueusement Lulu par ses proches, est un petit garçon pas comme les autres. Il est né grand prématuré à seulement 28 semaines. Il pesait 1,2 kg et mesurait 37 cm. Cette grande prématurité a provoqué des lésions cérébrales qui ont touché la zone de psychomotricité et a entraîné une hémiplégie droite. Mais les soucis de Lucas ne se sont pas arrêtés là. Quelques jours après sa naissance, les médecins lui ont diagnostiqué une maladie génétique rénale rare, un diabète insipide néphrogénique.Depuis Lucas a bien grandi et ses besoins également. Il faut notamment penser à aménager sa maison pour qu’il puisse circuler avec son fauteuil roulant. En projet, l’extension de sa chambre avec une douche et un w.-c. adapté à son handicap (les travaux devraient commencer au printemps 2019 grâce à l'argent récolté depuis la création de l'association). Il faudra aussi rendre accessible les abords de la maison et adapter un véhicule à Lucas. Ces travaux sont estimés à 70 000 €, un coût trop élevé pour la famille aux revenus modestes et les aides sont peu nombreuses.C’est pourquoi la famille a décidé de créer l’association afin de lever des fonds pour améliorer le quotidien de Lucas. De nombreuses manifestations sont à venir en 2019 (après-midi jeux de société, journée de roulage (motocross), concert de Nicolas St-Lanne, rallye vélo avec énigmes (type Fort Boyard), soirée années 90 et la 3e édition de la randonnée semi nocturne avec repas par étapes...) pour augmenter la cagnotte.Merci à vous, qui avez fait un don ou qui avez donné de votre temps pour améliorer la vie de Lucas.Pour en savoir plus sur l'association, l'histoire de Lucas, ou encore sur le planning de nos prochaines manifestations, rendez-vous sur notre site Internet http://caroulepourlulu.e-monsite.com/ ou sur notre page Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Ça-roule-pour-Lulu-115857582219000/

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Ambasada Rog

Ambasada Rog

Community space for refugees, Ljubljana, Slovenia Ambasada Rog is a community space run for the last two years by refugees, activists, journalists, cultural workers, lawyers, unemployed, parents and everyone who believes in solidarity and the power of a community. We understand Ambasada Rog as a space of mutual support and we all work on a volunteer basis. Our work includes numerous activities: daily, we cook and provide a free meal for 20-25 people, we provide social and legal support to asylum seekers; we organize campaigns and protests, as well as educational workshops and events like exhibitions, concerts, dance classes and excursions. Since we wish to remain politically independent, we work outside the institutional framework and rely mostly on our solidarity network and our supporters. They are the ones who most effectively participate in our efforts. We invite you to become part of this network and support our work with your contribution. Any donation is welcome and it will be fully used for our activities. Most of the expenses go for cooking free meals and offering social support to migrants and asylum seekers, who are left without basic means.  Our activities take place in the Autonomous Factory Rog, a former bicycle factory which has become a complex community with over fifteen active collectives and spaces. Since 2016 the space is under threat of eviction by the municipality which also filed a lawsuit against eight activists. A small part of every donation is thus also used to cover the legal expenses which allow us to continue using this space. Your support will enable us to continue with our activities - to mutually create an open community and confront our country's most inhumane policies. For all our activities please visit our Facebook page as it is the best source of daily updates and on our work. Or come visit us at Rog factory in Ljubljana!   Skupnostni prostor za begunce, Ljubljana  Ambasada Rog je prostor, ki ga že dve leti skupaj upravljamo begunci, aktivisti, novinarji, kulturni delavci, pravniki, brezposelni, starši in vsi, ki verjamemo v solidarnost in moč skupnosti. Ambasado Rog razumemo kot prostor druženja in podpore. Prav vsi delujemo prostovoljno. Naše delo obsega dnevno kuhanje brezplačnih obrokov za 20-25 ljudi, nudimo tudi socialno in pravno pomoč prosilcem in prosilkam za azil, organiziramo kampanje in proteste, izobraževalne delavnice ter dogodke kot so razstave, koncerti, plesni tečaji ter izleti. Ker želimo ostati politično neodvisni, delujemo izven okvirov institucij in se v prvi vrsti zanašamo na solidarnostno mrežo podpornikov. Tudi vi lahko postanete del te mreže in nas podprete z donacijo. Vsak prispevek je dobrodošel in bo v celoti porabljen za naše delovanje. Največji strošek predstavljata kuhanje brezplačnih obrokov ter socialna pomoč prosilcem za azil, ki ostajajo brez osnovnih sredstev za preživetje. Naše aktivnosti potekajo znotraj avtonomne Tovarne Rog, nekdanje tovarne koles in danes kompleksne skupnosti, v kateri deluje okoli 15 organiziranih kolektivov. Od leta 2016 občina grozi z izselitvijo, vložila pa je tudi civilno tožbo proti osmim aktivistom. Manjši del vsake donacije se zato uporabi tudi za te administrativne stroške, ki nam omogočajo nadaljno uporabo prostora. Z vašo podporo bomo lahko še naprej nadaljevali z aktivnostmi. Pomagajte nam pri sogradnji odprte skupnosti in platforme, ki se spopada z najbolj nehumanimi politikami naše države. Več o nas, o naših dejavnostih in novostih najdete na Facebooku. Ali pa nas obiščite v Tovarni Rog v Ljubljani!

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Stage humanitaire au Vietnam

Stage humanitaire au Vietnam

Bonjour à tous 👋🏻📣 Actuellement en troisième année d’études infirmières à l’IFSI d’Albi💉, Léa et moi avons pour projet de partir au Vietnam dans le cadre d’un stage humanitaire en début d’année 2019.Nous avons pensé toutes les deux à saisir cette opportunité. Le stage, sur une période de 6 semaines, sera encadré par l’Association Alyt Santé. Nous serons accueillies dans la ville de 📍Cao Lanh, au sud du Vietnam dans le Mékong. Nous aurons la chance de découvrir différents services de soins au sein d’un hôpital et d’un centre de santé (équivalent à un dispensaire). Nous avons été motivées par l’enrichissement culturel, personnel et professionnel que cette expérience peut nous apporter. Nous avons hâte de découvrir le système de santé du pays, de s’adapter aux cultures, aux pratiques infirmières et d’échanger avec la population...👫👬👭 Ce projet qui nous tient à coeur demande beaucoup d’implications et c’est pour soutenir celui ci que nous ouvrons une cagnotte en ligne. L’argent récolté servira a l’achat du matériel à se fournir ainsi que pour une partie des frais d’association (environ 1300 euros par personne). Pour nous aider, n’hésitez pas à partager le lien de la cagnotte. Nous remercions d’avance toutes les personnes qui participerons pour nous et nous promettons de vous faire partager notre aventure via une page Facebook.   « Partir loin et s’apercevoir au retour que tout a changé procure une sorte de sentiment magique. » – Kate Douglas Wiggin ✈️🇻🇳👩🏻‍⚕️🌏 Léa et Marie.

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Our house rebuild

Our house rebuild

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!(In English below)Au matin du dimanche 16 octobre 2016 le feu a éclaté dans notre maison.Comme la plupart d'entre vous le savent, mon épouse et moi et notre plus jeune enfant avons été bloqués à l'étage pendant que les flammes détruisaient le salon en dessous.Nos 4 autres enfants n'étaient pas à la maison lorsque cela est arrivé aussi étaient-ils en sécurité.Les pompiers ont été rapides à nous rejoindre par la fenêtre de la chambre.Nous avons beaucoup toussé et avons passé le reste de la journée à inhaler de l'oxygène dans l'unité de soins d'urgence de l'hôpital.  Toutes les fenêtres et la porte-fenêtre du salon ont fondu, aussi nous avons demandé une avance à l'assurance pour pouvoir sécuriser puis changer les fenêtres.Mais le feu a brulé ou endommagé par la fumée tout le salon. La chaleur des flammes et la fumée corrosive nous ont obligé à jeter beaucoup de nos affaires. Les murs de placo et isolant du salon n'existent plus et le plafond montre maintenant la structure en bois de la maison. Après 19 mois nous avons pu obtenir un accord avec la compagnie d'assurance mais depuis ils n'ont rien donné sauf l'avance que j'ai mentionné plus haut.A ce jour ils auraient dû payer le montant que nous avons signé mais il ne se passe rien.Alors nous avons décidé de poursuivre l'assurance Generali au tribunal. En France, cela prendre un bon moment car les tribunaux sont surchargés par de nombreux autres procès. Cela fait 2 hivers que nous restons dans le froid.J'ai décidé que cela suffisait. Votre contribution nous aiderait à refaire l'isolation pour que l'hiver prochain nous n'ayons pas à payer des centaines d'euros à chauffer l'air extérieur. Avec un clic vous pouvez participer à cette campagne de levée de fond personnelle.* Donnez ce que vous voulez.* Tous les paiements sont 100% sécurisés.* Pourquoi Leetchi.com? C'est facile et transparent!Merci pour votre aide.Salutations,Brhane Tesfamikael__________________________________________________________________ On the morning of Sunday 16th October 2016 a fire broke in our house.As most of you know, my wife and I and our youngest child were caught upstairs while the flame were destroying the living room below.Our 4 other child were not staying in the house when it happen so they were safe.Firemen were quick to get us out through the bedroom window.We were suffocating and spent the rest of the day inhaling oxygen in emergency unit at the hospital. All the windows and the door of the living rooms melt, so we claimed some cash advance from the insurance company to secure, then change the windows.But the fire burnt or damaged with smoke all the living room. The heat and dust led to throw away many of our belongings. The walls of the living room have been completely removed and the ceiling shows now wood structure. After 19 months we managed to get an agreement with the insurance company but in between they gave nothing apart from the cash advance mentioned above.As of now they should have paid the amount signed in the agreement but nothing happens.So we decided to pursue the insurance company Generali on court. In France, this will take a while as court is overcrowed by many other law suits. It's been now 2 winters that we had the stay in the cold.I decided it should not be more. Your contribution would help us to redo wall isolation so next winter we don't have to spend hundred of money heating the outside air. With just 1-click you can support a personal fundraising campaign* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you for your help!Regards,Brhane Tesfamikael

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Broken knee, broken life

Broken knee, broken life

NO Disability BenefitsImagine that one day you wake up and the life you knew no longer exists.Imagine that on any given day you get up and you can not walk, run or dance anymore. You can not go to work anymore...Only a couple of days after Christmas, I called the ambulance. I CAN NOT WALK. I could not sit up, the pain was unbearable. I was afraid. The doctor told me that I have a serious injury: "You have to operate and it will take months to recover." Meanwhile, What?All doors have been closed:According to social security laws, I do not have the weeks listed to have any disability benefits. Social services can not do anything for me. I have asked the institutions for help and everyone has answered: "We can not do anything for you". One day you have a normal life and the next day, you are homeless.​ I can not work, I can not pay the rent, or the bills, do not even buy food! Of course, I have no right to social health if I am not working.  How will I recover without medical attention?This arrived unexpectedly, like death.What about people who like me "no longer serve"? Do we not have the right to fail? Do we have to stay homeless? What is the end of my story? There is only one hero in this story: YOU. The miracle is YOU. The help is YOU. Please, Help me get my life back. I want to walk again, I want to go back to work, I want to dance again and smile. If you can not make a donation, please pray for me. If you share my history, you help me a lot too. Do not leave me alone. I need YOU. THANKS, anonymous FRIEND. My name is Rosa, I live in Gozo and I am a hardworking woman who has always fought for a better life. Now I am going through a great difficulty and I need a little help. I used to give dance lessons, but maybe I can not dance again due to an unexpected injury.​ :( Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!With just 1-click you can contribute to an emergency fund for life's unexpected events* Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent!Thank you!

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aide d'urgence pour Shri

aide d'urgence pour Shri

Bonjour à tous, J'ai été profondément touchée par la triste situation du chauffeur de mon amie Marie Claire en Inde dont je connais le professionnalisme, le dévouement et la gentillesse légendaire depuis plus de 6 ans auprès de familles françaises.Shri a eu un terrible accident domestique il  y a une semaine : brûlé à 60% au visage et à une main, il est hospitalisé et est en soins. Il nous a demandé notre aide financière car comme beaucoup de personnes, il n'a pas d'assurance accident ou maladie. Son employeur a déjà fait beaucoup pour lui notamment pour les premiers soins et pour maintenir son salaire sur janvier et février mais il a besoin d'une aide supplémentaire pour subir une intervention et continuer à payer ses soins. Je fais donc appel à vous, à votre bonté, pour l'aider comme vous le pouvez, TOUT l'argent récolté lui sera intégralement reversé.C'est la première fois que j'ouvre une cagnotte en ligne mais sa situation m'attriste profondément....Si vous avez envie de lui tendre la main, vous pouvez faire un virement, même 1 euro l'aidera !Un grand merci pour luiPauline Hello everyone,I was deeply touched by the sad situation of my friend Marie Claire's driver in India whose I know the professionalism, dedication and kindness legendary for over 6 years with French families touch me deeply.Shri had a terrible domestic accident a week ago: 60% burned in the face and one hand, he is hospitalized and in care. He asked us for our financial help because like many people, he has no accident or sickness insurance. His employer has already done a lot for him especially for first aid and to maintain his salary on January and February but he needs additional help to undergo surgery and continue to pay for his care. I appeal to you, to your goodness, to help him as you can, ALL the money collected will be fully returned to him.This is the first time I open an online kitty but I feel so concerned....If you want to reach out to him, you can make a transfer even one euro will help !A big thank you for himPauline

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Our Fight Against Cancer

Our Fight Against Cancer

My name is Ashlee Blair, I am a Mother to 3 beautiful children, Amelia is four, little Peter is three and in 2016 our youngest, Conor was born. I live in Greenisland with my wonderful partner Peter and as well as look after the children (which is a full time job in itself) I work as a care assistant looking after elderly and vulnerable people with Dementia and Alzheimers. My life was as perfect as life can be. I was raising a beautiful family with the man I loved and even though I had already achieved so much at only 28 I looked forward to the future with my wonderful family. We had no idea that soon, our lives would be thrown into turmoil.In October 2016 I found a lump in my breast. Then in December I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. There are no words to describe how we felt when we heard the doctor say it, I became so scared and worried for my kids. It was beyond surreal, one day I was planning a family Christmas and the next I've been diagnosed with Cancer. My joy and happiness replaced by fear and uncertainty. After the initial shock wave dissipated and my head stopped spinning, I looked at my kids and I knew I could not give up, they were counting on me, they needed their Mum to be strong and fight back. So in January 2017 I began Chemotherapy which was very hard, it took such a toll on me. I was constantly sick, all my hair fell out and I didn't even have have the energy to play with the kids. That's who I was doing this for and I couldn't even play with them, I was devastated but I still didn't give up, even when I had to have a double mastectomy on top of everything I was already dealing with. My body and spirit was broken but if I could pull through this and be there for my children it would all be worth it. That was what I held onto through all of it. That is what kept me strong. In 2018 I began to recover, My family was so proud of me. I had endured the pain of Chemotherapy and Radiography and came out the other end. The physical and mental scars of my double mastectomy had started to heal. My hope for the future was returning and I had returned to work as a care assistant but most importantly, I was beginning to feel like a mum again. I could lift up my children and play with them, that was all I had wanted the whole time, seeing their happy smiling faces almost made me forget the fear I had felt before but again this happiness was not to last.Later in the year I began to struggle with back and abdominal pain and in July I had to undergo surgery once again to remove an Ovary, a growth on my pelvis and other growths throughout my body. These turned out to be benign and in August 2018 I celebrated being one year cancer free, I finally dared to hope again, it seemed as though my life would now continue on the intended course, I could watch my children flourish and I could leave Cancer behind me.But the back pain increased and then I found a lump under my arm, I developed rib pain and sadly, the week before Christmas, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer, from my neck down my spine including my ribs, pelvis, hips and femurs. Again, there are no words to describe how completely soul crushing it was to hear this. I felt as though I was being punished for daring to hope.We have started this fundraiser because my Oncologist has given me 12-24 but I would like to explore some alternative therapies to use alongside my Chemotherapy.We are also asking for help with the costs of myself being off work and in the foreseeable future my partner Peter also being off work so he can look after me. I am currently in the hospital as my pain has grown to unmanageable levels but I hope to be home again with my family soon. I just want to watch my babies grow for as long as I possibly can. My family and I would be very grateful to you if you could help me achieve that by donating to our fight.If I were to pass on whilst fighting against this then I would like the donations to go towards my funeral cost and the rest for my kids.Fro

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