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£4,395
raised of £4,800 target by 61 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,395 to go towards the cost of a new portal dental unit, to help provide emergency care to Syrian refugees.

    Funded on Monday, 20th March 2017

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    In February 2017 I flew out to Greece to volunteer in the Syrian Refugee camps to work with Health Point Foundation. A grassroots foundation that was set up only a year ago by some uni friends who, despite all having full time jobs, desperately felt compelled to try and provide emergency care, where they saw a massive gap in the refugee crisis.

    Through donations of supplies and equipment they started travelling out to the refugee camps, which are spread far and wide, with their cars loaded up with as much portable equipment as they could fit.

    I am trying to raise funds to provide HPF with another portable dental drill unit. Unfortunately HPF had two drill units but one unit has broken and is unrepairable. This means the when travelling out, to help people in camps, care is slow and more limited, as we attempt to queue people for the use of one drill unit and heart-breakingly have to leave much untreated.

    These people have been through such unimaginable trauma, that as i am writing this I am already becoming emotional.

    Their homes have been bombed, their families have been broken up, their children have been forced to make perilous crossing with smugglers and toothache and dental infections are now something else that they also,so unfairly, have to battle with.

    Anyone who has ever had toothache knows how crippling and painful it can be. With your help, we can prevent these people; mothers, daughters, fathers and sons from needlessly having to go through dehabiliting pain caused by dental disease.

    These people are SO grateful and appreciative. Despite having almost nothing, on many occasions they insisted on offering us the little food/drink they had in an attempt to thank us for our help.

    ANY donation of ANY amount would be so gratefully recieved.

    Much love

    C

    Xxx

    http://healthpointfoundation.org/

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    • Carina Shah7 years ago
      Carina Shah

      Carina Shah

      7 years ago

      Today we have just been offered a substantial discount by our supplier! We now need only £820 to get this unit on its way to help so many people!!! We are so almost there!!! Thank you to every person that has donated. I have spoken to HPF today and they are astonished by how much you have all achieved together! They are absoutely overwhelmed and overjoyed by the level of response! If you haven't had the chance to donate already...ANYTHING you may be able to offer will be SO greatly appreciated!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart xxx

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    • Carina Shah7 years ago
      Carina Shah

      Carina Shah

      7 years ago

      When I started fundraising on Sunday...this page asked me to put a total that I thought was realistic....so I put £300.I COMPLETELY underestimated the power of humanity!I now believe we have the capacity to raise the entire amount! I cannot begin to thank you all enough.I have attempted to find every single person that has donated to thank them personally but there are a few I have been unable to reach.From the bottom of my heart I am SO grateful. THANK YOU x *What amazing things we can achieve can achieve when we all pull together!*

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    Supporters

    61

    • Sam Pentney

      Sam Pentney

      Mar 17, 2017

    • Debbie Reeley

      Debbie Reeley

      Mar 5, 2017

      Super work!

      £10.00

    • Joanna Buckingham

      Joanna Buckingham

      Mar 4, 2017

      What you are doing is humbling and amazing. Well done! Jo (Hart) x

      £10.00

    • Jayne Carden

      Jayne Carden

      Mar 2, 2017

      Love from Auntie Vic xxx

      £10.00

    • Kirit and Amy

      Kirit and Amy

      Mar 1, 2017

      Thanks for your help the other day

      £25.00

    • david Coates

      david Coates

      Feb 28, 2017

      Marvellous Work Carina......All the little kiddies looked so happy to see a dentist !! I was always so Scared ha ha

      £20.00

    • W Potter

      W Potter

      Feb 28, 2017

      Thank you for doing this x

      £50.00

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