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£9,137
raised of £10,000 target by 282 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,137 to help grandfather, Ian Simpson, return orphaned Jack from China to his grandparents and sister.

    Hartest, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
    Funded on Friday, 3rd January 2020

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    Story

    For the last two years Ian Simpson and his family have fought to see their orphaned grand children brought back to the UK from China.

    In 2017 their dad, Michael, was brutally attacked by his ex-wife of over 2 years - Weiwei Fu. This savage attack left Michael dead and Jack and Alice the victim of a gut-wrenching ordeal.

    The last few days have seen Ian able to secure the return of Alice. Jack, however still remains in China and so the fight continues. Folks have been extraordinarily generous in helping to support the family. This is a small, bitter sweet victory for the family. They now need support, more than ever.

    The full story is covered here - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6538743/A-Harrowing-Homecoming-British-couple-finally-won-custody-murdered-sons-daughter.html

    Original Posting - The Background

    This story is upsetting but please bare with it as I need your help

    The children in the picture, (Jack(6) and Alice(5)) are the children of Michael Simpson, (also pictured). They are also the grandchildren of my neighbour, Ian.

    On that terrible day, Michael was at home when his ex-wife, Weiwei, called at Michael's apartment with two friends. Whilst the children slept an argument ensued and Weiwei produced a knife and set upon Michael.

    Weiwei’s friends managed to stop this frenzied attack and pull Weiwei off. But the damage had been done. Michael had been killed.

    For the children the worst was yet to come ..

    In the wake of the earth-shattering attack, Weiwei’s brother kidnapped the children and sped them 500 miles away from any reminisce of their past life.

    *** UPDATE 2017 ***

    Over the last year Ian, the children's grandfather has spent every waking hour fighting to bring the children back to the UK and their family.

    The murderer of the kids father, (Weiwei) wishes to see Jack and Alice live with Ian and his wife. Weiwei's parents and brother, however, refuse to give up the children. Almost holding them to ransom until Ian pays a £64k release fee.

    The children have been denied access to proper health care, access to their grandparents and the truth of what happened to their mother and father.

    Ian has been working through the Chinese courts, a lengthy, expensive, complex and frustrating process, especially for a foreign national.

    How can you help?

    Ian is almost there. He has hearing dates, a sound custody case and the law on his side. But funds are at an all time low. So... if you can ... please ...

    1. Donate as much as you can

    2. Share with anyone you think might also be able to help

    Thank you

    Updates

    2

    • Ian Simpson2 years ago
      Ian Simpson

      Ian Simpson

      2 years ago

      Again we can only say, wow and thank you for all the incredible support. Ian recently appeared on ITV news to talk about his family's ordeal. I've included it below as it also gives an update. LIVE PAGE IS HERE - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jack-and-alice

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    • Ian Simpson2 years ago
      Ian Simpson

      Ian Simpson

      2 years ago

      For those that have been so generous, and to everyone who has been following the story, a good update has been posted by the daily mail covering recent events. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6538743/A-Harrowing-Homecoming-British-couple-finally-won-custody-murdered-sons-daughter.html

      Update from the Page owner

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/20/2019 11.54

    Supporters

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 20, 2019

      I have 2 sons in their 30s. I’m deeply moved. The pain of losing Michael with the added trauma of this battle to get your grandchildren is heartbreaking.I pray Jack’s return is imminent. God Bless.

      £100.00

    • MEETBALL

      MEETBALL

      Sep 12, 2019

      Best wishes for the most successful outcome. From Rich Burns' friends at Meetball in Bournemouth.

      £76.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 9, 2019

      £20.00

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      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 3, 2019

      Good luck and prayers for his safe return to England.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 2, 2019

      £20.00

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