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£735raised of £4,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £735 to get Alistair to Mexico in 2017 to represent his club & Team GB in a HUGE karate tournament! A once in a life-time opportunity..

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    Leicester, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 29th January 2017

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    Can you help to fulfil a little boy’s dreams? Can you help us send a courageous young man to Mexico to represent his club and Team GB in the Americas Cup 2017? This is a highly prestigious karate tournament with competitors from all over the world. We think this brave little fighter deserves this opportunity after going through so much in his short life.
    Alistair’s story:
    Ali was born 2 weeks premature and, before he was a month old, he had to have major surgery to repair a hole in his heart. (GGH) Due to being very small for his age and having a scar from his operation, Ali was bullied at school. Many of his school friends took part in after-school clubs but Ali didn't feel confident enough to join them. And then he found his passion - karate. That was 4 years ago. As a discipline, karate promotes kindness, respect for others, and lifelong learning. Ali is now a positive boy with a strong, ‘can do’ attitude, initiative and bundles of energy. He looks out for other children who might feel bullied or excluded.
    Ali is now 11 years old – and a black belt/white stripe, which is no easy task. It takes focus, commitment and lots of effort to achieve this standard. Ali has now been selected to represent his club and Team GB in the Americas Cup 2017. However, this trip will cost the family nearly £4,000 - money his family do not have. So we really need your help.
    At first, Ali’s parents declined the opportunity, but Ali begged to go, saying that he’d give up his Playstation and never ask for any Xmas or birthday presents ever again – if only he could go to Mexico. He came up with ideas for fundraising and it broke his Mum’s heart to think she would have to take this dream away from her boy.
    With your help, we can not only raise enough funds to get Alistair to Mexico, but any excess monies will go directly to Glenfield Hospital.
    Please support Alistair so his dream can come true - to represent his club & Team GB in a sport that will be shown in the next Olympics!

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    • Claire Simmonds9 months ago
      Claire Simmonds

      Claire Simmonds

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      This page has now closed. Thank you so much to everyone for donating. Ali is going to Mexico!! 💖

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    • Claire Simmonds9 months ago
      Claire Simmonds

      Claire Simmonds

      9 months ago

      Thanks again to Jeanie! xx

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    • Claire Simmonds10 months ago
      Claire Simmonds

      Claire Simmonds

      10 months ago

      Thank you so much Jeanie! Very kind of you. xxx

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    • Claire Simmonds10 months ago
      Claire Simmonds

      Claire Simmonds

      10 months ago

      Alistair will soon begin grading for his black belt in mixed Korean karate. Please help us to make his dream of competing in Mexico 2017 come true! Happy Christmas & much love to all of our supporter's. xxx

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    28

    • Nicki Naylor

      Nicki Naylor

      Jan 28, 2017

      Hope you reach your target! x

      £10.00

    • Nikki Reilly

      Nikki Reilly

      Jan 28, 2017

      Been meaning to do this for ages. What a fab opportunity! Karate has been great for my two - I hope he has the best time! Xx

      £20.00

    • Jeanie Fisher

      Jeanie Fisher

      Jan 19, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jeanie Fisher

      Jeanie Fisher

      Jan 3, 2017

      GOOD LUCK XX

      £10.00

    • Shafqat Malik

      Shafqat Malik

      Dec 20, 2016

      You can do it Alister. Naila

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 12, 2016

      Good luck Ali!

    • S DUCKWORTH

      S DUCKWORTH

      Dec 9, 2016

      Good luck from Sarah & family in the Village. It's lovely to see someone so committed x

      £5.00

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    Claire Simmonds

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    Leicester, United Kingdom

    Alistair is 11 yrs old. Currently he is a black belt/white stripe in mixed Korean Karate. He trains at an academy of excellence in Leicester (SVMA) Alistair has been selected to represent GREAT BRITAIN in a big karate tournament in Mexico October 2017 Please support him!

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