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UPDATE: Well we smashed through my initial target of £500 so I changed it to £1000! With your help we'll break that as well :D

PLEASE ADD YOUR FACEBOOK OR WALLABEE USERNAME, AS A MESSAGE, TO ANY DONATIONS MADE AS WELL AS ADDING ME ON FACEBOOK OR WALLABEE SO THAT I MAY FIND YOU IF YOU WIN :)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

10 years ago when my son was just two years old he collapsed at home and had to be rushed to hospital. We were told that if he arrived perhaps only five minutes later that we may have lost him.

It turns out that he has Diabetes, his blood sugar had risen to a life threatening level and we were unaware..... until he collapsed. He is now used to life as a diabetic and manages very well however a cure would obviously be the best thing for him and millions more.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a global organisation working towards theat cure. Internationally, they are the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and I'm asking you to help me raise at least £500 for them.

As a little insentive, for every £1 that you donate your name will be put in a hat. Donate £2 and you'll be in the hat twice, £15 and you'll be in the hat 15 times, etc etc. Once I have reached or hopefully exceeded the target my son will pick a name from the hat and the person named will be sent a one off, hand painted, custom transformers figure.

The figure is a Transformers Prime voyager class Optimus Prime and I've lost count of the hours I've put into him!! He's been cleaned, had most screw holes and gaps filled with two part epoxy putty. His head and shoulders have been reshaped by hand and some of the more obvious join lines have been smoothed. Areas that may rub when transforming have been sanded back slightly to avoid paint rub as much as possible and he's been primed in a top quality plastic primer. He's then been meticulously hand painted to a high standard with top quality paints. Finally I designed some one off made-to-measure decals that have been professionally printed using Alps technology which can print white! This is all then topped of with various topcoats; matt, satin or gloss depending on the area. He's a work of art and would certainly make a great centrepiece to any collection.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FACEBOOK OR WALLABEE USERNAME, AS A MESSAGE, TO ANY DONATIONS MADE AS WELL AS ADDING ME ON FACEBOOK OR WALLABEE SO THAT I MAY FIND YOU IF YOU WIN :)

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Updates 1

I can't believe how well this is going! Thank you so much for all the donations so far. The draw will be next Saturday 8th March so there's still plenty of time :D

27/02/14 11:53

Raising money for

JDRF

JDRF

Charity Registration No. 295716

JDRF is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and raise money to drive world class research. We aim to find new ways to treat type 1 diabetes and its complications, prevent type 1 from developing and find the cure for people who already have the condition.

Raising money for

Run by JDRF

Charity Registration No. 295716

Donations 93

Eric Graze from Facebook

Donation by Anonymous on 08/03/14

Donation by Ruth Hughes (Facebook) on 07/03/14

£2.00

Donation by Anonymous on 07/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Happy to help!

Donation by qvovadis on 07/03/14

Good luck to helping this worthy cause. From our wallabee-ing family - qtiepie oystero zingerXS kaity123

Donation by Aun Na Tan (facebook) on 05/03/14

$50.00

Donation by Satsuki & Momo on 05/03/14

£5.00

Facebook user Nnam Ttam - page liked and friend request made

Donation by Matt Mann on 04/03/14

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Epic Toys and Customizing on 04/03/14

Chris Osborne

Donation by Anonymous on 04/03/14

Donation by Beckah Smith on 04/03/14

£4.00

Glad to give to a great cause!!

Donation by Randall Bourque (facebook)TransformerFan on 03/03/14

$20.00

pinedemort from WallaBee

Donation by Anonymous on 03/03/14

Donation by Beth Cleaver on 02/03/14

Donation by Cass on 02/03/14

Great cause, happy to help! @sensoria on Wallabee

Donation by Ron on 02/03/14

May we find the cure for diabetes. Well wishes to you and your family.

Donation by Anonymous on 02/03/14

Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Let's get him to $2000 guys!

Donation by The Chosen Prime on 01/03/14

£10.00

good luck sorry i cant afford much more :( Facebook jonathan maher

Donation by jonny maher on 01/03/14

£3.00

Donation by Wikidkriket from Wallabee on 01/03/14

$20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 01/03/14

$30.00

Good Luck. Lemonlite from Wallabee

Donation by Lemonlite on 28/02/14

€5.00

Well done Nick for thinking of this & Ben for putting it out there on Wallabee, proud of you both...& what a response from all the Wallabee players! Wonderful.

Donation by Mum (SueD on Wallabee) on 28/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Such a great cause! (username Skip Okane on WallaBee)

Donation by Todmund Cole on 28/02/14

£20.00

My father in law is diabetic. I do hope they find a cure soon. Flame_b from Wallabee

Donation by Faith Bond on 28/02/14

$10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,086.78
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,086.78
  • Gift Aid£66.75

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