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£695raised of £4,000 target by 25 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,000 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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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 Simmonds

    Claire Simmonds

    16 days ago

    Claire Simmonds

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

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  • Claire Simmonds

    Claire Simmonds

    25 days ago

    Claire Simmonds

    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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  • Claire Simmonds

    Claire Simmonds

    a month ago

    Claire Simmonds

    Thank you to all of our supporters. I can now confirm that the total raised so far on & offline is a whopping £1,935! We are almost half way there! Absolutely incredible how generous & kind friends, family & complete strangers have been towards Alistair's goal. xx

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  • 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!

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Claire Simmonds

Claire Simmonds

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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