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£38,885raised of £45,000 target by 857 supporters

    Weʼve raised £38,885 to bring Mike home. Mike sustained a serious spinal injury holidaying in Spain and needs specialist medical transport to return to the UK.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 20th April 2017

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    Story

    Our dear friend Mike has seriously injured his spine in a diving accident. Early indications are that this has resulted in extensive paralysis.

    Mike is currently in intensive care in Seville and our first and most urgent priority is to raise money to help towards the costs of him coming home. He did not have travel insurance and will require specialist medical transport.

    We appreciate this is a huge amount of money but Mike is one of life's special people. A newly qualified secondary teacher working in outer London, Mike has always been an enthusiastic skier, climber and cyclist. He has raised money for charity cycling the Alps.

    We hope to organise future fundraising events, which we will keep everyone updated on through this page, but right now we need donations to help bring him safely home.

    Thank you so much for any help you can offer.

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    4

    • Team Mike2 years ago
      Team Mike

      Team Mike

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We were completely overwhelmed by the generosity shown by you all. Tragically, we could not bring our beloved Michael home but the fund can still help others finding themselves in dire straits, as we did ourselves. The charities have been carefully chosen with Michael in mind: Bloodwise supports people affected by blood cancer. Canine Partners trains assistance dogs to help people with disabilities. BigKid Foundation helps improve the lives of disadvantaged young Londoners. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Michael’s family x

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    • Team Mike2 years ago
      Team Mike

      Team Mike

      2 years ago

      We are heartbroken to have to tell you that Mike passed away yesterday evening at around 6pm. There were unexpected complications over Friday night and he passed peacefully with both his parents by his side. He knew how much we all loved and cared for him. The incredible love and kindness that you have all shown has meant the world to his family and they will still use the money raised to bring Mike home. We will post further updates when we can. Team Mike xx

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    • Team Mike2 years ago
      Team Mike

      Team Mike

      2 years ago

      We have been contacted by a number of people who want to donate over the next few days and, given the incredible level of support shown already, we have therefore decided to increase our target. Mike's life has changed forever, and any extra funding we receive over and above the amount we need to bring him home will be used to help support him in the future. We would again like to say a huge huge thank you to everyone for their incredible support. Lots of love, Team Mike

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    • Team Mike2 years ago
      Team Mike

      Team Mike

      2 years ago

      Hi everyone, We are literally stunned and overwhelmed at the incredible generosity and kindness shown by everyone who has donated so far. We never in our wildest dreams thought we would hit our target in 24 hours! Mike's family are overwhelmed with the level of love and support you have all shown and from them, and everyone at Team Mike, thank you all so much for all your donations and kind messages. The outpouring of love has just been incredible. Team Mike x

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    Page last updated on: 4/20/2017 19.01

    Supporters

    857

    • Tim Carling

      Tim Carling

      Apr 20, 2017

      Good luck

      £10.00

    • Yvonne Campbell

      Yvonne Campbell

      Apr 20, 2017

      Hope this small amount helps. xx

      £10.00

    • Andrea Aakre

      Andrea Aakre

      Apr 19, 2017

      £15.00

    • Michael Horne

      Michael Horne

      Apr 19, 2017

      So sorry to hear about Michael only met him twice at our Society Golf matches. Smashing person.

      £30.00

    • Gill Sommers

      Gill Sommers

      Apr 18, 2017

      Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time from Jasmine Sommers and family

      £20.00

    • Lauren Langdon

      Lauren Langdon

      Apr 18, 2017

      My thoughts are with you all at this sad time! The students have nothing but praise at his incredible skills as a teacher and his wonderful ways! God bless xx

      £20.00

    • Jane derry

      Jane derry

      Apr 18, 2017

      wishing Mike a quick and safe passage home and the support he needs for a full recovery

      £20.00

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