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THE KARINA MENZIES FUND

 

 

As you may be aware, there were a number of hit and run incidents in Cardiff on Friday 19th October 2012 and a number of people injured.

 

Unfortunately, a friend of many and also a mother of 3, Karina Menzies,lost her life, saving her children.

 

Karina was 31 years old and was the best of mothers to her children. She was the mother of 3 beautiful girls, one of which is aged 11, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and was on holiday completely unaware of her mothers death at the time of the incident.

 

Her other daughters ages 3 and 7 were both hospitalised, one conscious suffering from a head injury and multiple cuts and grazes and the other suffering from a broken pelvis and broken legs, along with severe cuts and bruising.

 

Karina's mother was murdered 4 years ago behind Blockbusters in Ely, Cardiff, while her father passed away from a respiratory disorder a couple of years ago and the family have had very difficult lives, on top of the fact that they have also been brought up in a deprived area of Cardiff. 

 

She was the kingpin of her family, a great member of the Ely community and a great friend and it has left our community broken. She worked tirelessly for a number of local charities, community centres and was an honest hard working woman who would go out of her way to help others...WE NOW NEED TO DO THE SAME


KARINA WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A COMMUNITY HERO FOR SACRIFICING HER LIFE TO SAVE HER CHILDREN


WE ARE BEGGING PEOPLE TO DONATE ANY AMOUNT POSSIBLE TO HELP STABILIZE THE FUTURE OF HER DAUGHTERS - THE CHILDREN NEED YOUR DONATIONS AND ALL MONEY RAISED WILL HELP WITH FUNERAL EXPENSES / ARRANGEMENTS AND BE PLACED INTO CHILD TRUST FUNDS.


ALL DONATIONS ARE FOR THE KARINA MENZIES FUND ONLY - 100% of donations.


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PLEASE DIG DEEP AND DONATE NOW!!!! 

Updates 2

****the current running total does not yet include the 10k raised at Cardiff City nor the 2.5k raised at the carwash held at the fire station****

01/11/12 18:48

Some funds have already been given to family members (Sam) to help with the ongoing daily struggle. Lets get sharing this link and create more awareness to maximise the funds raised. The children NEED YOUR DONATIONS

31/10/12 14:46

Raising money for

Ely Garden Villagers

Ely Garden Villagers

Charity Registration No. 1142300

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Donations 146

heaven was missing an angel (money made from downloads)

Donation by kristi xi on 30/07/13

£61.46

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From the staff at Howells Solicitors x

Donation by Howells Solicitors on 20/03/13

£115.00

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Anonymous

Donation by Anonymous on 06/03/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 02/02/13

£100.00

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Donation by Sheila on 22/01/13

£10.00

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Donation by marian dixey on 02/01/13

£10.00

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Good luck...send my love to the lovely children. xxxx

Donation by Suzanne Swindells on 25/12/12

£5.00

Donation by eleanor smith on 23/12/12

£20.00

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Thinking of all of you at this terrible time and hope this small donation can go a little way to easing the burden. God Bless xxxx

Donation by S Dennis on 20/12/12

£20.00

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Happy to help, good luck for the future

Donation by Rob Burnett on 20/12/12

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Hope this helps in some small way

Donation by Carol & Eric Bruton on 19/12/12

£25.00

Donation by Rolando Papiani on 18/12/12

£30.00

Donation by Louise O'Donovan on 17/12/12

£20.02

Donation by Anonymous on 16/12/12

£10.00

Donation by Stephen Brignall on 16/12/12

£20.00

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You and your partner are doing a wonderful thing for these children, have the best Christmas possible. Colin and Hilda

Donation by Hilda Grimshaw on 15/12/12

£10.00

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Best wishes.

Donation by Jenny on 15/12/12

£10.00

Bless you all, Try and have a Happy Christmas, wish it was more ,but every little helps. Love June & Brian XXXX

Donation by Brian & June on 15/12/12

£20.00

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sorry it's not more but I hope it will help

Donation by susan england on 15/12/12

£20.00

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Just seen your story in The Mirror - Christmas is about loving and giving, so here's a little drop of love from me to you xoxox

Donation by Carol Stevens on 15/12/12

£10.00

Donation by mick mathews on 15/12/12

£10.00

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It's not much but 'every penny will count'. Please God you reach your target. Samantha, you are a wonderful sister and auntie.

Donation by Melonie Amar-Johnson on 15/12/12

£10.00

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With love & respect for Karinas children on behalf of all the lovely kind people who contributed towards Western Leisure Centres Zumba Fundraiser.

Donation by Debbie Johnson on 14/12/12

£1,000.00

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This money has been raised on behalf of the staff and young people of Cardiff Youth Offending service.

Donation by kevin moran on 10/12/12

£117.00

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I won some money and decided this was such a good cause it deserved it more than me.

Donation by a wellwisher on 08/12/12

£200.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,422.48
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,422.48

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