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    Weʼve raised £615 to Asylum Seeker, Kurdish-Iranian Reker Ahmed - fractured spine, fractured skull and a bleed on his brain. Brutally attacked in Croydon

    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd June 2017

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    Asylum Seeker - Kurdish-Iranian Reker Ahmed was chased and subjected to a "brutal attack" in Croydon last Friday night.

    He was with two friends and making his way home from another friend's house when he was set upon. Police said he was not previously known to the assailants.

    The 17-year-old was left with a fractured spine, fractured skull and a bleed on his brain after the assault.

    It is hoped he will be moved out of intensive care soon although his face, which police say was the main focus of the attack, will be left with lasting scars. Officers are still trying to contact his family who they believe live in Iran.

    Join me in showing this young boy that we really do care and that he is welcome here and prove these attackers who are absolutely despicable that they are the minority.

    The donations will help him with his recovery showing him that he is more than welcome and people do care.

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    • Janet Merrywest2 years ago
      Janet Merrywest

      Janet Merrywest

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all so very much for your very kind donations. I have asked Bridey Watson who has amazingly raised £59,006 for Reker if I can send her your donations to put in the Trust Fund she has already set up for Reker so as to not jeopardise his status for staying in the UK. Please see her Just Giving Page for any info: https://www.justgiving.com/.../17yr-old-asylum-seeker... As also mentioned below by Stacie Jayne Goodreid (Facebook) It seems sensible to keep it altogether for him. THANK YOU ......

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    • Janet Merrywest2 years ago
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      Janet Merrywest

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the very kind donation - and he is most certainly welcome here - and I will make sure he knows this.

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    • Janet Merrywest2 years ago
      Janet Merrywest

      Janet Merrywest

      2 years ago

      Thanks Rob for caring with your donation. It is so nice to see that people do care for humanity.

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    • Janet Merrywest2 years ago
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      2 years ago

      The youth arrived in the UK around last July after coming with family from Iran to Calais, initially staying at a hostel in Bognor Regis. Dilshad Mohammed, who was one of those with Reker on the night of the attack, said: 'He told us about half an hour before that when he was back home [in Iran] he [had been] wishing to get to this country, to England, and he was thinking, 'that's all my wishes coming true, I'm here now'. 'He was an open guy, he made his friends happy. 'None of us are going to go back there [to the Shrublands estate where the a

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    19

    • Diana Gittins

      Diana Gittins

      Apr 29, 2017

      This is shameful and distressing. I hope he heals well without too much bitterness towards this country

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 28, 2017

      The boy is of course welcome. I wish him a speedy recovery and the knowledge that he is valued here.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 28, 2017

      Reker you are welcome here in the UK and I hope you are on the way to recovery

    • Rob Woodhouse

      Rob Woodhouse

      Apr 27, 2017

      £10.00

    • Caterina and Luca Bernardini

      Caterina and Luca Bernardini

      Apr 11, 2017

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 9, 2017

      Thank ypu very much for your good work.

    • steve smith

      steve smith

      Apr 9, 2017

      I really hope Reker will be OK and be granted asylum, if only to show that we British are not all Thugs and heartless. The UK is a really great country and the majority of it's people are generous.

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