Weʼre raising £5,000 to bring orphaned Jack and Alice back to their grandparents.
- Hartest, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
- 27 days to go
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This story is upsetting but please bare with it as I need your help
NOTE - If you are familiar with the story then please see the update below as over the last year events have become even more difficult for the children.
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 the 20th March 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.
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 ***
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
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Fergus Dyer-Smith started crowdfunding
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Jul 19, 2018
May 29, 2018
Hoping that this is near to getting resolved for the Simpson family and that this money helps to get Jack and Alice home
May 10, 2018
May 3, 2018
May 2, 2018
Michael was a friend of mine at college and then uni - a few of us lived together for a while. I always remember the laughs and his great sense of humour. Hoping this helps to get the children back x
Apr 30, 2018
Best wishes to Ian
Apr 28, 2018
Good luck Fergus, I hope Mr & Mrs Simpson get the children back soon