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£59,006raised of £3,500 target by 2969 supporters

    Weʼve raised £59,006 to help and support a 17 year old asylum seeker who's fighting for his life after a brutal attack in London.

    Location
    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Monday, 1st May 2017

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    ***UPDATE***
    Wow! What can we say?
    Firstly and most importantly, thank you, thank you for your act of kindness, for letting this young man know that he is welcome, wanted and loved. Thank you for being part of something that actively demonstrates the real feeling of the nation. You are all amazing and we are incredibly happy that these small acts of kindness have connected us all so positively.

    At the moment we are respecting the young mans right to privacy so whilst we understand people want to know how he's doing, we are sure you'll agree that it would be better to wait until he is ready to tell us himself.
    In terms of the fund, the money is currently being held, at our request by justgiving, this will be for a brief period whilst his team finalise the trust fund which is being set up for him. As you can imagine, we have to be incredibly careful to make sure this doesn't damage his chances of asylum and also the care he rightly deserves from other agencies. To that end we have been working with legal teams and social workers to ensure the very best outcome. We will update you all on this page as to that progress.

    We now compiling all of your amazing messages and will be making them into a book to also give to the young man.

    Once again, thank you so much, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what journey we've been on, your support is proof enough that love wins!
    Bridey and Rob

    We are raising funds to help a 17 year old asylum seeker who's fighting for his life after being brutally attacked in London. A large gang subjected him to a savage attack upon learning that he was seeking asylum here in the United Kingdom.

    The Guardian wrote, “He has sustained critical head and facial injuries as a result of this attack, which included repeated blows to the head by a large group of attackers. A number of people came to the aid of the victim as he lay unconscious and injured following the assault."

    With a "fractured skull" and a "blood clot" on the brain, his condition is “serious but stable".

    We want to help him overcome this horrible ordeal and show that he is loved and welcome here in the United Kingdom. Your small act of kindness will undoubtably make a big difference to his life at this critical time. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

    Feeling valued and loved is a very basic need that we can all be part of, all of us have an opportunity to make a difference for this young man. This will go along way to ensuring he sees the best after witnessing the very worst.

    Please donate what you can and share far and wide. Thank you.

    Because of the age of the young person and his care status we are liaising with him through his social worker. Cash donations may have the scope to adversely affect an asylum claim, so the money will be held in trust for either goods or services to be purchased as to his needs or total funds to be given to him once his claim is complete and he is old enough to manage the funds himself. A binding agreement will be in place for the transfer of the funds raised through this campaign, to the trust.

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    • B. Watson

      B. Watson

      2 months ago

      B. Watson

      Big thanks to everyone. We're posting an update now, but there's a very short character limit to updates here so I'll pop it above in instalments. Thanks, Bridey & Robin

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    • B. Watson

      B. Watson

      3 months ago

      B. Watson

      As we approach the next phenomenal milestone of 50K we should take a moment to appreciate the gravity of this clear signal to those who preach hate and use violence against others. We are many times more than the tiny minority of people that acted so cruelly and all of us will be able to say that we stood up and said no. Thank you all for making the world brighter. Catch you all tomorrow XX Rob and Bridey

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    • B. Watson

      B. Watson

      3 months ago

      B. Watson

      An update from his brother. This is why it's so important that we raise as much as possible, to help support what is very likely to be a long and hard recovery. thttp://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/reker-ahmed-asylum-seeker-attackers-must-be-brought-to-justice-minister-says-a3507756.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    • B. Watson

      B. Watson

      3 months ago

      B. Watson

      £40,000!!! WHAT AN ASTOUNDING SHOW OF SUPPORT Thank you all so very much for getting behind this. We will be compiling a book containing each & every message that's been left for him here. We hope with all our might that he will recover enough to hear all your beautiful messages and use your gifts to rebuild his life. Much Love and night night, Bridey & Robin xx

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    • Assalamu alaykum

      Assalamu alaykum

      May 1, 2017

      I just wanted to say this happened to me too at 16, just down the road from your incident. You're not alone. I know how you feel. But we need to move on. Keep smiling bro. Think positive & Take Care

      £5.00

    • William Bowler

      William Bowler

      May 1, 2017

      I hope that we will get some updates about Reker's current situation in the near future.

      £30.00

    • Rachel Robinson

      Rachel Robinson

      Apr 30, 2017

      Sending love, wanting you to feel welcome in the UK.

    • Sarah Aqel

      Sarah Aqel

      Apr 30, 2017

      Good luck in your future Reker! From Claire Parsons and Sarah Aqel (we're donating what we raised on our funding page)

      £31.84

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 29, 2017

    • Felix Grieve

      Felix Grieve

      Apr 29, 2017

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      Anonymous

      Apr 29, 2017

    About the fundraiser
    B. Watson

    B. Watson

    London, United Kingdom

    Bridey Watson personally experienced the power of crowd-funding, it enabled her to regain her health, walk again and return to a whole and happy life. Robin Adlem has spent over 20 years working professionally with teenagers from both the UK and those who are displaced.

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