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For those who don't know me, hello! My name is Avicenna! No it's not my real name, although I wish it was. It's far cooler! You may know me from my charming facebook page or my random google hangouts where you were interrupted by the barking of my dog or indeed the sudden arrival of a patient.

I am more infamous for writing at Freethought Blogs (www.http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods/). Yep, I am one of those scary atheist bloggers you hear so much about. Basically? I write for one of the large atheist websites out there in addition to being a medical student and soon to be doctor. I also work in rural India providing healthcare. By the time I walk this (and indeed a month after I write this) I should be a doctor.

It is often said that we atheists rarely do any charity. We certainly are not as organised as other groups of people and don't go down to places as open atheists, but we do charity often by fundraising and the like. And this is a fundraiser.

This for me is a combination of challenge to see if I can trek the Himalayas and to give something to a cause I am very much in favour off. I think ASTI do amazing things and things that help bring a smile.

Vitriolage and burn attacks are a cruel cruel thing. No one ever deserves it and there are no words to describe the difficulties faced by those who are attacked this way. What we can do to help them and give them some reason to smile.

ASTI are kind enough to understand that I have a professional interest in working with them too and have also offered to take me to see their work in Nepal. While I don't think I have the skills to help, it would help me learn a lot and maybe I can come back with them one day and give something back..

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Raising money for

Acid Survivors Trust International

Acid Survivors Trust International

Charity Registration No. 1079290

Acid violence is a particularly vicious form of premeditated violence, where acid is thrown usually at the face to disfigure, maim and blind, but not to kill. We provide medical expertise and training to 6 partner organisations, raise valuable funds to support survivors and help to change laws.

Donations 40

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14

$30.00

Donation by Kylie Nott on 10/02/14

$50.00

Go for it, Avi!

Donation by Rich Woods on 07/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thank you for supporting ASTI.

Donation by Artemis on 07/02/14

$100.00

Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/14

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/14

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/14

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/14

Thanks go to baud2bits for highlighting this on his YouTube channel. Thank you also, Avicenna, for caring about this issue and doing something proactive.

Donation by macanta on 03/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Chris on 02/02/14

$30.00

Thanks baud2bits for highlighting this. Good on you, Avicenna, for demonstrating that atheists care. Sad that this is even an issue.

Donation by R on 02/02/14

$30.00

Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/14

People so need a proper education.

Donation by Tom Bayley on 02/02/14

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/14

$5.00

Baud2Bits sent me. Hoping for an end to these hateful attacks.

Donation by Mary on 02/02/14

$50.00

Fucking hell, how low do you have to be to throw acid in someone's face. Thanks to Baud2Bits on YT for sending me. Spreading the word as far as possible.

Donation by Jim on 02/02/14

$20.00

The fuck is up with these people? Fucking acid? Seriously?

Donation by Alex on 02/02/14

$10.00

Thanks for highlighting this issue, and good luck with your campaign. (Baud2Bits on YouTube sent me.)

Donation by conferencereport on 02/02/14

Thank you for what you are doing...best of wishes to you on you trek for such an important cause.

Donation by Mai Dao on 02/02/14

$20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/14

$30.00

Baud2Bits brought your name to my attention, and I would like to support your good work - work which impresses me by your ability and courage, qualities too few people posess and are willing to share.

Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/14

50,00 €

Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/14

$20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 01/02/14

Donation by Anonymous on 27/01/14

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£841.38
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£841.38
  • Gift Aid£24.50

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