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John Barrett raised £1,950 from 70 supporters


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Closed 09/10/2019

raised of £2,000 target by 70 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,950 to Help a family get a fridge, a cooker, a sewing machine and a water purifier.

    Funded on Wednesday, 9th October 2019

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    Ten years ago I met Gimacho Ermias, a tailor, and his daughter Sarah in Ethiopia, in the small town of Hosanna. Seeing how little they had of everyday things we take for granted, Carol and I have helped them out in a small way for the last 10 years and will continue to do so. Last year we visited them in their home town to see how they were.

    He is still working as a tailor, earning a few pounds a day, and his wife, who is a nurse and suffers from asthma, has a full time job 25 miles away to make ends meet, so she can only return to be with her family at weekends. When I asked them what would change their lives, the answer came quickly. "Something to filter our drinking water, a fridge to keep food fresh, a cooker to replace their single electric ring and to make bread, and a sewing machine to help increase Gimacho's income as a tailor..

    I have decided to set up this page to see what can be done to help them out. If you can help in any way, they would really appreciate it. Every pound contributed will make a real difference.

    Why do we need to raise so much? These items, in Ethiopia, cost two to three times what we would pay for them here. I have contacted various places to see if we can get them at a more reasonable cost and if so we will be able to do more with any money we raise.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this............John and Carol



    • John Barrett5 years ago
      John Barrett

      John Barrett

      5 years ago

      Just a final update to thank every single supporter for their support. As you can see, we raised £1,950 which is amazingly close to the target and everyone is delighted. The family have started to buy everything they need and they also send their thanks. Best wishes for the future. John Barrett

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    • John Barrett5 years ago
      John Barrett

      John Barrett

      5 years ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated to this appeal. You have already made an amazing difference to this family's life, as they are delighted to know that there are people out there who are willing to give so much support. The appeal will close in 21 days, as that will have been one year since it started. Then I will send everything raised over to the Ermias family in Ethiopia and they can buy what they need. We are nearly at the target and hopefully in the last few weeks we will make it. Thanks again......John

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    • John Barrett6 years ago
      John Barrett

      John Barrett

      6 years ago

      I was delighted to get an email today from a local organisation to say that I will be receiving £100 from them in late November as a thank you for the work I do in the local community. When I receive it, I will add it to this appeal. Thanks for all your help so far. John

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    • Nick Looker

      Nick Looker

      Oct 3, 2019

      Very happy to help a lovely family


    • Cathy Westbury

      Cathy Westbury

      Oct 2, 2019

      I may not know you John, but we serve the same God. Many blessings! This family has always inspired me to have faith in all of God's promises.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 18, 2019

      I am just glad to in the position where I can help with this amazing appeal.


    • John and Carol Barrett

      John and Carol Barrett

      Sep 17, 2019

      Carol and I won £75 this week and are delighted to add it to the appeal. We are nearly there.


    • Sheila and Michael Palmer

      Sheila and Michael Palmer

      Sep 17, 2019

      We are delighted to be able to help out with this great cause. We take these things for granted every day. Keep up the good work and we hope you will reach your target.


    • Clare Orr

      Clare Orr

      Sep 12, 2019

      Amazing cause!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 19, 2019


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