Weʼre raising £7,500 to fund a car SOS that my father no longer has the health and resources to complete following illness and job loss.
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Car SOS, health issues, please help.
My Name is George and I am raising money to help my father fund the last part of the restoration of a very rare car that, following illness and job loss, he no longer has the resources to finish.
Why do we need help ?
Sadly, three years ago he was forced to undergo open heart surgery and just a year ago lost his job after the environmental company he founded failed in a funding round. At his age it is difficult to find work even though he has a great deal to offer science and the environment. The outcome is that he is running out of time to finish the car restoration and i would like to help him achieve what he started, with the help of anyone who is generous enough to support us. I have researched what is needed and a project is in place if i can find the funding from supporters.
My father purchased the car over 20 years ago and saved from the scrap heap, its one of only 247 built and therefore important in its own right. He worked on it for several years, but when I was born his priorities changed and the car got put into storage as he focused his time and money on me. He has never been rich but very much wanted to save this rare classic car, a Jaguar XJS with V12 Engine and manual gearbox.
Even small donations will help. Just £25 will allow the purchase or fittings and seals that have long since perished. The bulk of the money will be used to get the body finished and final paintwork ready to refit engine and interior items.
This is what it looks like now:
This is what it will look like with your support:
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