Weʼve raised £139 to grow Forest Findings to support Fen through their recovery
- Funded on Monday, 10th September 2018
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Over the course of the last two years I slowly lost my career path, my degree as a veterinary nurse and my independence to disabling chronic migraines, fibromyalgia and M.E.
I live with my parents who are both retired and I turn 27 tomorrow. They have supported me financially and emotionally throughout my diagnoses and struggle through the difficult benefit system. I'm not sure if or when I will be successful in claiming benefits as the process is long, drawn out and the odds feel stacked against you from the start.
I have been trying my best to do what I can on my good days by selling crystals and making jewellery online through etsy, a platform that charges you fees for its use, but allows you to sell your goods to a target audience. I've grown my shop a little since I began it in 2015 but I'd like to raise the funds to make it into something that can support me better financially, by using copper electroforming equipment. This will enable me to make my jewellery to a higher standard, with less difficult input when I am having a bad pain day.
To have even a little financial independence will help me to buy aids to support my illnesses and meet friends more to combat the loneliness and isolation I've been facing. I didn't want to just crowding some money as a one off, I wanted to be able to channel that into something that I can maintain and this feels like the best way I can do it. I need a focus in my life to fight the depression this has brought.
I'll be donating any excess to an M.E. charity, as I believe there needs to be far more research into helping people like me.
- 8 months ago
Fen Van Maanen8 months ago
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Aug 5, 2018
Good luck growing Forest Findings. You have all of my support.G 💜
Aug 4, 2018
sending solidarity ♡
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From your friends. More to come.
May 16, 2018
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From Mum & Dad
May 15, 2018
Best of luck.
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