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Weʼre raising £250 to help out Andy and Bailey the dog.

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I first heard about Andy‘s story through a video on Facebook that had been shared by Channel 4 News. This was over a year ago, but Channel 4 recently re-shared the video and I watched it again, and I thought to myself, I hope Andy and dear Bailey are doing better now...

I wondered if I could help them at all, but I couldnt find any fundraising pages for them that I might be able to donate to. I commented on the video and asked if anyone knew how I could help them. And a nice lady replied and said that the charity StreetVets work with Andy and that I might be able to reach him through them.

So! I messaged StreetVets on Facebook and they suggested contacting Andy myself, and they gave me his email address. So, I sent Andy an email to tell him how the video I saw of him and Bailey had really affected me, how that I hoped they were doing better, and I asked him if he needed any help at all.

I got an email back from Andy, and he said that both him and Bailey are in a much better place thankfully. They have their own flat, and Andy is even at college to gain qualifications to possibly work in outreach to help other homeless people or addicts. How amazing is that. He is also working closely with StreetVets and has become a sort of ambassador for their organisation.

Although Andy is off the streets and is getting back on his feet, he is still struggling - I’m sure you can imagine how hard it would be to build your life back up from nothing.

For instance, Andy hasnt got a fridge or cooker. He also needs a coat and would love a cosy dog coat for Bailey too. Things like this we take for granted and can’t imagine living without! And so that is why I have started this JustGiving page - to raise a little money to get Andy the essentials. And Bailey too.

Any amount is so appreciated! Even a couple of quid. Just to make their lives a little easier. Like I said, just imagine building up a new life from nothing.

I will post updates on this page from Andy and Bailey too so please look out for those! Thank you.

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  • Ari Winfield14 days ago
    Ari Winfield

    Ari Winfield

    14 days ago

    Andy is humbled by the support and has this message for everyone who has helped, he said: “As well as literally helping us get by, your wonderful selves re assured me that humanity isn't all bad, there is still compassion and beauty inside some of us. We love & respect u massively and if nothing else you have made a massive difference in my small life. Love life, be happy xxxxxxxx” Thanks so much again everyone! You are amazing! I will continue to send updates over the next few weeks ❤️

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  • Ari Winfield14 days ago
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    Ari Winfield

    14 days ago

    But poor Andy has had the electric and the heating turned off as he didn’t have enough to put in the meter. It’s so cold in the UK now, so him and Bailey have been cold and in the dark bless them. I can’t withdraw the funds on this JustGiving page for a couple of weeks yet due to their rules, so I’ve given him £100 of my own money for now to get him by. He has heat and light, and he’s gone shopping for food bless him... continued...

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  • Ari Winfield14 days ago
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    Ari Winfield

    14 days ago

    Thanks to you lovely lot, we’ve reached £200, which is going to help Andy and Bailey so much. Thank you so so much, you’ve done a truly amazing thing. As I mentioned on this page description, Andy has done a great job getting accommodation for him and Bailey - so thankfully they’re both off the streets.... continued...

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Page last updated on: 11/13/2018 12:27 AM

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  • Alessandro Giongo

    Alessandro Giongo

    Nov 13, 2018

    I am touched by your story and impressed by the your self consciousness in looking at yourself and at your past, which is the best possible starting point to build on. Best wishes for everything. :)

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 9, 2018

    Good luck Andy & cuddles for Bailey x

  • Eleanor Staniforth

    Eleanor Staniforth

    Nov 8, 2018

    £10.00

  • Rona McCabe

    Rona McCabe

    Nov 8, 2018

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 6, 2018

    Take care of each other! Hope the new place is working out xx

    £20.00

  • Ancilla Roberts

    Ancilla Roberts

    Nov 6, 2018

    What an inspiration you both are!!

    £10.00

  • Karen Hartley Brass

    Karen Hartley Brass

    Nov 6, 2018

    £3.00

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