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Annabel Thomas

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raised of £7,200 target by 120 supporters

Weʼre raising £7,200 to Assist with ‘Life’s Essentials’ for AquaMarine Diving - Bali Dive Guides and Drivers

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The immeasurable and devastating effects on Bali’s economy caused by the total loss of international tourists due to COVID-19 have made international news.

Tens of thousands of businesses have closed permanently. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs. Often, in addition to close family, that one income supported several members in the extended family. Children simply cannot go to school, parents struggle to find ways to feed their family, medicines are unaffordable...

Since mid-March (over 8 months), AMD-B has received almost no income, only outgoings. There is no government support for citizens or businesses.

Many of AMD-B’s Guides and Drivers have been with us for well over ten years (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, etc) and have therefore significantly contributed to our growth and, of course, reputation.

The goal of this GBP7,200 campaign is to provide GBP150/mth for the next three months for each of AMD-B’s furloughed (remaining, unpaid) Guides and Drivers. 100% of the money raised will go to them, no matter the final amount. This will help them pay for 'Life's Essentials' (basic food, electricity, medicines, petrol, children’s school fees, building/roof repairs – rainy season is well underway).

Of course, we’d love to exceed that goal!

AMD-B continues to cover their monthly government health insurance payments.

We know this can be an expensive time of year however you cannot overestimate the difference even a small donation will make to a family here in Bali.

On behalf of the whole AMD-B Team: Thank you for your loyalty!

Annabel and the entire AMD-B Team

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  • Annabel Thomas19 days ago
    Annabel Thomas

    Annabel Thomas

    19 days ago

    Apparently no-one has received my individually-sent “Thank you!” messages sent directly through JustGiving. So please take this as a heartfelt “Thanks!” to everyone :-) £150/month/person is obviously not a lot but it will make a huge difference in terms of food, electricity, petrol, children's education, healthcare and medicines, etc. Everyone at AMD-B hopes to see you all (again) in Bali before too long. In the meantime, please stay safe, stay happy, and stay in contact - with friends, family and with us at AMD-B :-) Annabel

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  • Anonymous


    Jan 20, 2021

  • Anonymous


    Jan 20, 2021

    Hello Annabel,Back in 2001-2004 I was in charge of U.N. Flight Operations in East Timor.. We would go to Bali once every 6 months and dive through you/AMD-B. Some of the best times of my life!

  • Mina


    Jan 20, 2021

    Hi Annabel, I wish everyone at AMD a happy 2021, and I hope to see you all again soon.Thanks,Mina


  • Dave & Sally Wheeler

    Dave & Sally Wheeler

    Jan 20, 2021

    Annabel,Don't give up on us we will get there sooner or later.Stay safe and healthy and keep on keeping on.Dave & Sally Wheeler


  • Jessica Khine

    Jessica Khine

    Jan 13, 2021

    Really hoping my modest contribution will still help the AMD-B Team ! Best of luck for you all and for Bali!


  • Anonymous


    Jan 12, 2021

    Looking forward to again returning to dive with the wonderful AMD Bali team in Indonesia at some stage in the more certain future

  • Anonymous


    Jan 6, 2021


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