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    Weʼve raised £1,881 to Help a 83 year old ex soldier be returned back to the uk from Thailand

    Funded on Tuesday, 15th September 2020

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    Ron is 83 years young from Brighton in the UK ,he has been here in Thailand on a somewhat extended long holiday .

    Let me explain Rons story in brief ...

    6 am this morning 17/05/2020 I set off in the car to find a total stranger!

    Following a post I noticed on social media in Bangkok a few days ago

    .The post came from a family back in the UK . Who where extremely worried about the health and well being of there elderly father who is unable to return back to the UK .

    To make things more worrying for the family. They could not fly into the country to help take the man home due to restrictions imposed by the covid 19

    The worrying thing about this elderly man's situation. Was Not being stuck here in Thailand due to the covid 19 situation that i could understand

    The real underlying FACT the reason the gentleman is stuck here.

    Was due to what I soon discovered was a large number of Thai people who where keeping this man in a small room 8 x 6 sleeping on a make shift bed....on the top of a 3 story building. Unable to navigate himself down the stairs to actually leave.

    These people where helping themselves to the Rons pension month after month often as he pointed out with threat of violence towards him .

    There was other related situations that this poor man found himself in. But I prefer not to go into that

    Anyhow we tracked down this old soldier and when I made my way into the room where he was being kept , to be asked *

    Q. You can take me home?

    A. Absolulty sir let's Go

    The situation Today 18/05/2020 is That Ron is safe in a private resort , he has a clean room far away from the world he woke upto yesterday .

    He has a comfortable bed & clean bedding and is recieving some nutrional food , to help get his strength back whilst waiting to get him a flight back home to the UK . He is in good spirits , although emotional, being home with his loving family in the UK , will help put this chapter of his life behind him

    This afternoon have spoken to the British conuslate in Bangkok , and have been advised to seek help from family members , and friends back in the Uk , they also mentioned setting up a go-fund me campaign . Sad to see that after many years fighting for Queen and Country , when in your hour of need , it seems the wheels of support turn very slowly . sad but true SO HERE WE ARE

    This is where the request for help is needed , Flights out of the Country at the moment are all but non existent due to the Covid 19 situation , Those few flights that are operational are extremely expensive .I also need to get Ron to local hospitall to be checked over ,to ensure he is OK to Travel

    I understand that things are tight financially for all of us , with this Covid 19 at the moment , but if you can spare a pound or two , there is a family in the UK that would be eternaly grateful

    Thanks a lot

    Ron breaking free day 1



    • D Theodore4 years ago
      D Theodore

      D Theodore

      4 years ago

      Ron back home with his family in Brighton THANK YOU GUYS & ALL YOUR DONATIONS FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN

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      D Theodore

      4 years ago

      Safe travels Sir back to the UK

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      4 years ago

      Ron about to catch his Flight back to the UK

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    • Annette Leavy

      Annette Leavy

      May 24, 2020

      Good wishes Ron Thank you Declan and all who have helped to get him back to the UK safely with his family x


    • CM Mediclinic

      CM Mediclinic

      May 24, 2020

      Well done Mr Theodore, you are a saint. All the best Ron, take care and stay safe x


    • Ruth Rogers

      Ruth Rogers

      May 23, 2020

      Home safe xx❤️❤️


    • Rob Stratton

      Rob Stratton

      May 23, 2020


    • Keith and Tina

      Keith and Tina

      May 22, 2020

      Hope your grandad gets home safely Zoe, what a great thing Declan has done. Love from your airport parents ❤️ XX


    • Jill Curd

      Jill Curd

      May 22, 2020

      Thankyou D Theodore for finding my friends dad and re uniting back to to his daughter and family where he belongs x


    • Anonymous


      May 21, 2020

      Best of luck brave veteran

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