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Closed 03/04/2021

raised of £7,200 target by 128 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,371 to Assist with ‘Life’s Essentials’ for AquaMarine Diving - Bali Dive Guides and Drivers

    Funded on Saturday, 3rd April 2021

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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



    • Annabel Thomas1 year ago
      Annabel Thomas

      Annabel Thomas

      1 year ago

      Campaign ended! A huge thank you to all donors! But, with some countries going back into lockdown, and Bali still closed to international visitors, we made a 2nd campaign: We again aim to raise £7,200: £150/person/mth for 3mths. 100% will go to them. I know everyone’s situation is tough right now so this provides a way for anyone who can, to assist the AMD-B dive guides and drivers that we all value so much. No donation is “too small” :-) Stay safe, healthy, strong and happy! Annabel and the AMD-B Team

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    • Annabel Thomas1 year ago
      Annabel Thomas

      Annabel Thomas

      1 year 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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    • christine simon

      christine simon

      Mar 30, 2021

      hi annabel! thinking about you & the AMD-B family over in Bali! people are getting vaccinated in seattle; it feels hopeful, like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. hope to be underwater soon!


    • Anonymous


      Mar 30, 2021


    • Andrea


      Mar 29, 2021

      Do not give up!


    • Anonymous


      Mar 28, 2021

    • Scott/Jeanette


      Mar 25, 2021

      Hang in there!


    • Tony V

      Tony V

      Mar 23, 2021

      Hope this small donation helps. Wishing everyone connected to AquaMarine Diving all the very best.Stay safe and hope to see you in Bali sooner than later.Tony

    • Patrick Davoren

      Patrick Davoren

      Mar 23, 2021

      Hang in there. Hope to see you soon. Patrick


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