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24%
£120,401
raised of £500,000 target by 728 supporters

    Weʼve raised £120,401 to support the families of local victims of the Sri Lanka Easter bombing, and improve local medical facilities.

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Funded on Saturday, 29th February 2020

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    Please visit our new, gift aid eligible page at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/amelieanddavidlinseyfoundation

    On Easter Sunday, my sister Amelie and brother Daniel were killed as they ate breakfast at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.

    Alongside them, over 250 others lost their lives, most of them Sri Lankans.

    Amelie and Daniel were loving, caring people. We hope to continue their giving spirit by providing support to the local victims’ families, and improving the medial facilities that were overwhelmed in the tragedy. We aim to give them both the physical and social infrastructure to rebuild their lives.

    No matter how much you donate, you will help provide:

    - Housing and counselling for the families of the victims.

    - Education for children of the victims, and for those left without a source of income due to the attacks.

    - Medical equipment for the Sri Lankan hospitals. Specifically pieces of equipment which will aid them in treating victims of traumatic injuries. The hospitals were lacking many pieces of vital diagnostic and surgical equipment and we aim to provide some of these. We are in contact with the hospital where Amelie and Daniel were treated and will provide equipment based on their needs. Examples of equipment include:

    - Ventilators, to enable artificial respiration. These cost approximately $5000 and are vital for those with a damaged respiratory system who are unable to breathe themselves. A ventilator allows doctors to keep a patient alive while critical procedures are being performed.

    - FAST portable Ultrasound and MRI Machines which cost upwards of $20,000 are powerful diagnostic tools and allow surgeons to map the body prior to surgery, allowing for lifesaving surgeries to be conducted faster, more safely and with better prognosis.

    - Flying out academic leaders of the medical field to train the local Sri Lankan surgeons and doctors to treat trauma patients more effectively.

    Had the hospitals been fully equipped many more, if not Amelie and Daniel, could have been saved. In a country where over 3000 people die on the roads each year, this equipment will have also uses far beyond responding to terror attacks.

    We are being given guidance from existing charities to help us deal with all regulatory affairs and to advise us on where our donations will make the most positive impact.

    May those who perished in this attack rest in peace. We aim not to move on, but to continue in their giving and loving ways.

    Please visit www.amelieanddaniel.org.

    A Recent Interview with the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6965127/Siblings-grief-Sri-Lanka-bombings-kill-brother-19-sister-15-holiday-father.html

    My father recounting what happened: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/04/23/matt-linsey-intv-sri-lanka-explosion-terror-attacks-killed-two-children-nick-paton-walsh-crn-vpx.cnn

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    • David Linsey2 years ago
      David Linsey

      David Linsey

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Proud to have reached over £100,000! Thank you everyone for your wonderful support.

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    Page last updated on: 11/26/2019 19.00

    Supporters

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    • Jenny Edirisinghe

      Jenny Edirisinghe

      Nov 26, 2019

      I would like to give this donation on behalf of Sumal. May his soul Rest In Peace.

      £50.00

    • Brendan Perkins

      Brendan Perkins

      Nov 7, 2019

      Keep up the good work

    • Yiannis Kourris

      Yiannis Kourris

      Nov 7, 2019

      £200.00

    • William Nourse

      William Nourse

      Nov 7, 2019

      £500.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2019

    • Nina Singh

      Nina Singh

      Oct 20, 2019

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 18, 2019

      You’re doing an amazing thing!

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    David Linsey

    David Linsey

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    With every pound you donate: You can provide housing and education for families and children left without a family income, and supply medical equipment for hospitals in Sri Lanka.

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