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£5,220raised of £10,000 target by 90 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help Passy in the Congo complete the building of a new home for the 70 Orphans she cares for and urgently move them to a safer location.

Brighton, UK

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As the UK representative of Fondazione Cariello Corbino (, I am currently raising the urgent funds required to complete the relocation of Passy and her 70 orphans to a new safer home. The building has started and we just need to raise the remaining funds to complete the move, Passy and the orphans currently live in one of the worst areas, in the middle of one of the worlds worst humanitarian crisis. See the link below for info on the crisis; (

We need to urgently relocate them to a safer, cleaner home. As a core member of the team and having returned from being with Passy and the children in March 2018, I can ensure and guarantee all money raised will go directly where needed.

My colleagues have kindly offered to support me raise money for this project by taking part in a Thames Charity Challenge on 22nd June 2018. We will start at 10am in Paddington, London and make as much progress down the River Thames in a westerly direction as possible by 8pm, without spending any money on transport. Please donate and support us. After donating please email with your email address and predict how many metres we will travel. The supporter closest to the distance covered will receive a selection of donated prizes.

Passy has seen and experienced many atrocious things in her life – things unimaginable to us. Passy sought always to continue her education, and enrolled as a student of Medicine in Goma where she studied for 3 years. But as the situation became worse and worse in her village area, as there were more and more orphans each day as a result of the fighting, Passy decided to abandon her studies and set up an orphanage herself in order to look after and protect these vulnerable children, and to give them some hope for a future. Help us Help Passy and the Children.

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  • Lee Simms6 months ago
    Lee Simms

    Lee Simms

    6 months ago

    See below the latest picture of the first building of the new home for Passy and the children, this is the boys dormitory. The land and this building have already been paid for. We have raised the money for the first half of the second building, the girls dormitory, if we hit our target on this fund raise we will be able to pay for completion of the girls dormitory 😀😀😀😀😀

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  • Marissa Campbell

    Marissa Campbell

    Sep 6, 2018

    Thank you for letting me attend the great Thames Charity Challenge on 22nd June 2018! It was a fantastic day! Lets continue to support the Passy and the children of Congo. Well done Lee


  • Helen Hutton

    Helen Hutton

    Aug 8, 2018


  • David Pears

    David Pears

    Jul 27, 2018

    So sorry so late . Pearsy


  • Damien


    Jul 22, 2018

    Hi Lee,What you for Les Gazelles de Silvana is fantastic. I hope this contribution will help somewhat.Warm regards,Damien


  • Anonymous


    Jul 13, 2018


  • Vincent H

    Vincent H

    Jul 10, 2018

    Great cause. Good Luck!


  • Sam James

    Sam James

    Jul 6, 2018

    Wonderful cause and well done on the walk!


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Lee Simms

Lee Simms

Brighton, UK

I am the UK representative of Fondazione Cariello Corbino. Having visited the Eastern DRC twice, most recently in March 2018 I want to help. I currently work for a Pharmaceutical company and have many years experience in the Healthcare field, including running my own business.

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