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    Weʼve raised £4,010 to Help Ali's fight to stay in the UK, follow his dream to become a Chef and stay with the family that love and support him #Future4Ali

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 7th November 2017

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    16 year old Ali ran away from a troubled and distressing life in his native Albania.

    Crossing Europe through the Calais Jungle he made his way to England and a new life. Over the last 2 years his new foster family have given him all the love and support that he had never had in his young life, enabling him to develop as a person and as a budding chef.

    Ali started college within 2 weeks and became the top student on his catering course. His exceptional talents were noticed by Michelin Star chef Simon H and he has mentored him over the last 12 months and now given him an apprentiship at his restaurant in Torquay.

    Recently Ali was awarded 3rd place in a national competition despite being the youngest and most inexperienced entrant. All of this has been achieved despite living with the constant fear that he would not be allowed to remain in the UK.

    Sadly this fear has now become a reality and Ali has to take his appeal against deportation to court. Ali does not qualify for legal aid so is determined to find the means to pay for his fight. He has some money from his earnings but intends through this page to raise the rest.

    For the first time in his life Ali has a family where he feels loved and cared for and a future as a chef with huge potential.

    #Future4Ali is the campaign to highlight his plight and hopefully gather support for his claim for Sanctuary and a future in the UK.



    • John (Foster Carer)5 years ago
      John (Foster Carer)

      John (Foster Carer)

      5 years ago

      Just to let all you good people know that Ali’s appeal against deportation was successful and that he will be granted leave to stay as part of a 10 year settlement plan. The reason that nothing has been publicised is due to a court order preventing publicity. Ali is now free to follow his dreams and in due course will no doubt make news again as he develops his career as a chef. Ali and I would like to thank every one of you for your tremendous support without which he would not have been able to fight his case to stay. Thank you all !

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    • John (Foster Carer)6 years ago
      John (Foster Carer)

      John (Foster Carer)

      6 years ago

      A final update for all you lovely people that have given support to Ali. I am unable to say much due to legal restrictions but wanted to let you all know that your help has now led to a successful conclusion and that Ali for the first time since he arrived in the UK is now able to look forward to continuing what I am sure will be a long and successful career here. Many thanks from both Ali and Myself xx

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    • John (Foster Carer)6 years ago
      John (Foster Carer)

      John (Foster Carer)

      6 years ago

      Just to let all you kind people know that tomorrow we will be going to the Immigration Tribunal to hear Ali’s Appeal. The decision will not be made for a further 2-3 weeks. We are pleased to say that the money raised has covered all his legal expenses thus far but we will be keeping this page live so that we are able to let you all know the outcome. Many thanks again !

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck


    • James Hunt

      James Hunt

      Sep 14, 2017


    • Steve Ashworth

      Steve Ashworth

      Sep 13, 2017

      Good luck with this!


    • Denise Dowding

      Denise Dowding

      Sep 7, 2017

      Good luck with your appeal in October, talented young people like Ali need to be given every opportunity to succeed no matter where they come from, Best Wishes Pete and Denise


    • Gianluca Berni

      Gianluca Berni

      Sep 6, 2017

      Hope this helps Ali, johnAll the best on your campaign


    • Rachel Wilson

      Rachel Wilson

      Sep 5, 2017

      Masses of good luck Ali from and on behalf of Liz Wilson and family


    • Rosemary Godfrey

      Rosemary Godfrey

      Sep 4, 2017

      Good luck to Ali!

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    John (Foster Carer)

    John (Foster Carer)

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Just 2 years after leaving the Calais jungle Ali has become the top student in his college as well as a student ambassador. Recently Ali was 3rd place in a national young Chef competition despite being the youngest entrant and is now being taught by a Michelin Star Chef.

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