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Phillip Minns is crowdfunding

raised of £3,000 target by 179 supporters

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

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


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.

Sponsor Sheet

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 Minns2 months ago
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    2 months 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: £1500 £500 £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 Minns2 months ago
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    2 months 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 Minns3 months ago
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    3 months 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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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/17/2021 16.11



  • William Fan

    William Fan

    Jul 17, 2021

    Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. Keep the kindness deep in your heart! -Jas



    Jul 15, 2021

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    Jun 30, 2021


  • Angie mason

    Angie mason

    Jun 23, 2021

    Had to get you over £5k 😊 so proud of you and laila


  • Rachel and Meg at Jing Advanced Massage Training

    Rachel and Meg at Jing Advanced Massage Training

    Jun 22, 2021

    A huge thank you to the massage therapist community at JING advanced massage for their beautiful efforts in raising this money for our friends in India. Our thoughts are with you x


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    Jun 15, 2021


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    Jun 14, 2021

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