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£2,700
raised of £5,000 target by 70 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,700 to buy 1000 footballs to send to refugee children.

    St. Ives, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

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    Story

    There are thousands of refugee children all over the world living in desperate situations. Many of them have lived through the most horrific experiences. They have often had to leave family and their possessions behind and must be lonely and frightened. They find themselves in a strange country surrounded by unfamiliar people and cultures and are missing out on a childhood. Yet these children are incredibly strong and resilient and just need a chance to reclaim a little of what they have lost.

    I am not pretending that providing these children with footballs is the answer to their problems but aid workers on the ground have told me what a difference it can make when these children are given a chance and means of connecting with those around them. Football speaks a universal language.

    I have received support from several football manufacturers and I am delighted to say that Bala Sport has very generously just offered to supply the project with 1000 Fair Trade footballs at £5 each. I have organised shipment to several places in Europe and have promised a cash donation so that footballs can be bought for the Yezidi children in Iraq (who have suffered so terribly at the hands of ISIS).

    PLEASE HELP ME REACH MY TARGET OF FUNDING 1000 FOOTBALLS.
    All donations are gratefully received.

    I NEED LOTS OF HELP WITH THIS ONE. If you have contacts with any football clubs (amateur or professional) could you PLEASE contact them on behalf of this project and direct them to this page or the Facebook page?

    Many thanks Christine Laurence-Jackson

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    • christine laurence-jackson5 years ago
      christine laurence-jackson

      christine laurence-jackson

      5 years ago

      Well this Just Giving page is about to close although the Facebook page will be active for a little while longer. I would like to send sincere, grateful thanks to EVERYONE of you who has donated. My appeal hasn't made its target but that always was me being optimistic. The amount on this site is rather misleading as I have been constantly receiving cash and cheques and I am pleased to tell you so far Footballs for Refugees has sent out over 700 footballs (and privately funded pumps) with more to follow so watch the FB page for updates.

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    • christine laurence-jackson5 years ago
      christine laurence-jackson

      christine laurence-jackson

      5 years ago

      Only a couple of days before this Just Giving page ends but I still have requests for footballs that I would like to fulfill so I intend to keep the appeal going until the end of September. I still have a couple of ideas for raising money and will always accept cash or cheques. A BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has supported this project. I don't know all of the people who have donated on this page but I want them to know that all their contributions have been so appreciated.

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    • christine laurence-jackson5 years ago
      christine laurence-jackson

      christine laurence-jackson

      5 years ago

      Please come and support this event. It will be a fun evening with fantastic music and dance. Get a team of 4 together and reserve a table by phoning 07771900754 and also let me know if you would like to perform. There will hopefully be a jam session with individual guest spots.

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    Supporters

    70

    • PJMC

      PJMC

      Aug 20, 2017

      What a great idea. Good luck and hope you hit target soon.

      £20.00

    • Karena Jarvie

      Karena Jarvie

      Aug 11, 2017

      Great idea to send Bala Sport fairtrade footballs. So many people helped in one go!

      £20.00

    • Karen & Daniel Hill

      Karen & Daniel Hill

      Aug 11, 2017

      £5.00

    • Lynne Pateman

      Lynne Pateman

      Aug 8, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 2, 2017

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 27, 2017

      A brilliant thing to do

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      Anonymous

      Jul 27, 2017

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    christine laurence-jackson

    christine laurence-jackson

    St. Ives, United Kingdom

    I feel a particular empathy for families forced by circumstances beyond their control to act in desperate ways to protect their children. This is a simple project that will ‘speak’ to all generations and make a real difference to a lot of children and communities.

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