Weʼre raising £10,000 to help unite a family. The immigration system are splitting a family, mum & baby forced back to Canada while dad stays in ukto support them.
- Taunton, United Kingdom
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 16 hours to go
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I have the privilege of knowing two amazing people Andy & Tammah. Andy is British and Tammah is from Canada. They met back in Sept 2014 on an online gaming website. They instantly hit it off, which if you knew them is hard. A month later Andy flew out to meet her in person. When he returned the smile on his face said it all, he was in love!
The following year in April Tammah came to the UK, that's when I met her for the first time. She is a warm and friendly person who is really easy to get on with. Her and Andy make the cutest couple.
At the time I was pregnant and remember feeling alone without someone to talk to about all the funny things my body was doing but then I found out Andy and Tammah were expecting too!
It was a bit of a shock for them as Tammah was now back in Canada and they worried about how they were going to cope being in 2 different countries.
When Tammah was 26 1/2 weeks she suddenly went into labour.
Andy rushed across land and ocean to be by her side and 4 days later their gorgeous daughter Elina was born.
She was in a bad way. She had to be resusatated and whisked away when she appeared in this world. Brain bleeds, blood transfusions and lots of love and care in the nicu and 4 months later she was allowed home. They were overjoyed to have her with them and to be able to hold their daughter in their arms for the first time. This was obviously a tremendously stressful time which they thought was all over with.
They married a few months later and made their family official. Andy is trying emigrate to Canada to be with his family but it is going to take 2 years! So he has to stay in the UK to work while his wife and daughter are in another country. He can't even send them money without being charged because they won't let Tammah have an account over here!
Please help me unite this loving family they don't deserve to be put through this after all they've gone through. £300000 is a lot but aim high is my moto
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Andy and Tammah are my good friends who have been through hell in the last few years and now they can't be together for Elinas first Xmas out of the hospital. The target I have set is high but that is the figure that Canadas officials will let Andy into the country easier with!