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Phillip Minns is crowdfunding

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£4,179
raised of £3,000 target by 173 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Support people in India during the Covid crisis.

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Hello, we are Laila and Phill, we live in Brighton. Laila is originally from India. The photo with this story is the main road, in the small town where Laila grew up in central Maharashtra, India. Many of her family still live there. In normal times, this is a sociable place to spend time and chat with people. The family home is 2 minutes walk from here, down a quiet side street. There is a tree outside the house, you can pick leaves from to flavor a meal.

As you may have seen on the news, the situation in India with Covid is desperate. For many with family in the country, this has moved from the news directly into their lives, and social circles. Many are losing people at an alarming rate. In the few days since the Sunday 25th of April, Laila, has lost a young cousin, her cousin's husband also lost his mum on the same day. 4 of her colleagues from India have also died in the same short time period.

Many of those dying are young. Unfortunatly there is not the same state suppot in India as we have in the UK, so people are forced to leave the house to work. No work, no food.

We can all help, and it's not difficult! We are asking people to orgainse simple sponsored activites. Think of something you like to do, or set a challenge for yourself, and ask if friends and family will sponsor you. Activities should be completed before the end of June. When you've completed your task, simply ask people to donate whatever they pledged via this page. We will of course be doing something ourselves (Bike rides and runs) but this way we hope to be able to reach far more people beyond our immediate network.

There is a link here to a template sponsor form if you wish to use it (please copy and paste) You don't have to, use whatever works for you. Please note, no activety or amount pleged is too small, any amount and the kindness with which it is given is appreciated.

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Initially we hope to raise £3000. To be distributed to people we know in India to alleviate their situation, and charity organisations via our networks in the UK and India. All money collected will go to the people who need it, there is no middle person taking a cut.

If you could share this amongst your own networks, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and support.

Laila and Phill

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  • Phillip Minns23 days ago
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    Phillip Minns

    23 days ago

    We've just made the first transfers of money from the fundraiser (it takes a while to transfer) So far we've funded as follows: https://covid.giveindia.org/: £1500 https://www.voiceofslum.org/ £500 https://milaap.org/ £500 These are trusted organisations, working directly with those affected. There is still some money coming through, which will of course be sent as soon as it clears. We're also looking at other grassroots organisations and families. Thanks to everyone who has donated, it's a big help and is hugely appreciated.

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  • Phillip Minns1 month ago
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    Phillip Minns

    1 month ago

    Big thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser. For those who enjoy cooking, here is the second of our easy-cook recipes, today is daal. Hope you enjoy it.

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  • Phillip Minns1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Huge thanks to everyone who has kindly supported so far. A few people asked if there is anything else they can do to help. Sharing the link with your networks would help, & if anyone wants to do a sponsored activity, that would be great. It can be anything at all, It needn't be anything especially active, a friend is doing a sponsored video game playing session for example. Anything raised is appreciated. Finally, for fans of South Asian food, we're making a series of short videos, with recipes from family members, which you may enjoy.

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Page last updated on: 6/14/2021 17.47

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173

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 14, 2021

  • Mike P

    Mike P

    Jun 7, 2021

    Well done, Phil.

  • Vicky Bromley

    Vicky Bromley

    Jun 5, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anna Clasper

    Anna Clasper

    Jun 5, 2021

    Happy to help ❤️

    £5.00

  • Fiona MacLeay

    Fiona MacLeay

    Jun 4, 2021

    Good luck. Thank you for helping the people of India. x

    £20.00

  • Tony Gray

    Tony Gray

    Jun 1, 2021

    Thank You

  • Steve

    Steve

    Jun 1, 2021

    £25.00

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