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£550raised of £500 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £550 to help my sister and nephew get back home safely from Mumbai

    Location
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Story

    My sister and my 6 year-old nephew are stranded in Mumbai after being told they could not board their flight home to Newcastle in the early hours of August 30th on the basis that Lisa's visa was no longer valid and was therefore not allowed to leave the country. A few of Lisa's friends have been in touch asking how they can help her and Shay get back to the UK as soon as possible so I have set up this page in the hope we can raise some funds to go towards their trip home.

    They were refused, their bags were offloaded and they were escorted out of the airport at 4am with no money, nowhere to stay, no contact details for any authorities to help them and a dead phone. In India you need a visa to stay in a hotel so they were desperate. Fortunately, a guardian angel came to the rescue by the name of Manuel - a Spanish man who was also not allowed to go home that morning. Manuel has been looking after them while they try to arrange new travel documents (which has been an ordeal in itself) and let them stay with him. I cannot thank this man enough for what he's done for my sister and nephew so far!!!! We will be forever grateful.

    Hopefully the paperwork will be sorted by tomorrow but Lisa has no money for the flight home and no way to repay as she is a student; the family are already helping where they can. The total cost for flights start at £1300 (24 hr journey via other parts of the world) up to £1900 (12 hr journey via London). The cheapest flights are over a week away and they've already been in India for 5 weeks, Shay has to go to school, and it's not safe for them to be there any longer - we want them home as quickly as possible.

    So we are reaching out to our friends to help us raise £500 of the £2000 we need for their travel and accomodation (we will find the rest). Whatever you can spare, however small, would be hugely appreciated. Please contact me if you need any further details at kellybambury26@hotmail.com or on FB Kelly Hayward. Thank you so much!! xxx

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    • Kelly Hayward6 months ago
      Kelly Hayward

      Kelly Hayward

      6 months ago

      Thank you soooooo much to all you wonderful people for helping my sister and nephew!!!! We are so unbelievably grateful as I don't know how we'd have afforded to get them back home otherwise. The paperwork was finalised today in the nick of time and we've managed to get them a flight home tomorrow. They've a very long journey ahead but we wanted them back as soon as possible. They've had a very tough few days. Thank you again! Lots of love xxx

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    25

    • Dean Glozier

      Dean Glozier

      Sep 2, 2017

      £20.00

    • Elizabeth Martin

      Elizabeth Martin

      Sep 1, 2017

      £10.00

    • Adele Simpson

      Adele Simpson

      Sep 1, 2017

      Come on Lisa, Charlie wants to see his little pal at school. Apart from this nightmare, he'll have had the most interesting summer! Wishing a safe journey home xx

      £10.00

    • Bill

      Bill

      Sep 1, 2017

      Hope they both get back safely

      £15.00

    • beth martin

      beth martin

      Sep 1, 2017

      Get home safe xx

    • Angela Watson

      Angela Watson

      Sep 1, 2017

      Hope you get home soon! It's not much but I hope it helps xx

      £20.00

    • Kalki Mansel

      Kalki Mansel

      Sep 1, 2017

      Every little helps I hope. Wishing you the best for a safe return.

      £10.00

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    Kelly Hayward

    Kelly Hayward

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

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