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£400raised of £1,000 target by 22 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help Kathy's cafe, Kilwinning staff in their time of need

Location
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Time left
17 days to go

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I recently read a story in which a 70 year old man was knocked down and was in a serious condition in hospital. What I didn't know at the time was that I knew the man. Joe is husband to Kathy and Dad to Carole who most people in Kilwinning will know from running Kathy's cafe in Kilwinning Main Street.

Joe, Kathy and Carole help out the local community in so many ways. They are a place for people to come to that helps them to get out and about and breaks up the loneliness for many elderly people in our community. They are the people who will order the taxi so that the less mobile customers can get picked up at the door and also walk those customers to the taxi if needed.

As soon as I knew who was involved I also realised that this cafe being closed while Kathy and Carole keep vigil at Joe's bedside is the sole income for this family. The only thing worse than knowing what they are going through is knowing that they are probably worrying about how to make ends meet at the same time. I wanted to do something to help them out and I hope that there are others in Kilwinning and North Ayrshire who will want to help them out too.

If you can please make a small donation then a lot of small donations might just ease the pressure for this family. All money will be given to them to spend as they see fit.

Please help to give back to them at their time of need. Any donation is appreciated.

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  • Andrea Boyd

    Andrea Boyd

    5 days ago

    Andrea Boyd

    Hi, that is us reached £400. Everyone has been so generous. I spoke to Carole today who let me know that they want to donate the money we have raised to the Intensive Care unit at Crosshouse where Joe is still being looked after. There is still a long way to go but Carole and Kathy feel that Joe wouldn't still be here fighting if it wasn't for the wonderful work that they have done for him in Intensive Care. Kathy's will be reopening but with reduced hours to allow them to be able to go up to see Joe. Please share this update.

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  • Andrea Boyd

    Andrea Boyd

    10 days ago

    Andrea Boyd

    Hi, we have raised £385 which is great. Can you all keep sharing? Thanks so much

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  • Andrea Boyd

    Andrea Boyd

    12 days ago

    Andrea Boyd

    Can't believe we have managed to get to a third of our target in the first day. You people are amazing. If you haven't already done so can you share this post please to reach even more people in the community who want to help.

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13 days ago

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  • Karen Watson

    Karen Watson

    Nov 26, 2016

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 24, 2016

    Have been going to Kathy's over the last 5 years, Kathy, Carol & Joe are always so welcoming. My girls love this wee cafe at the heart of the community on kilwinning. Thinking of them all! X

  • Michelle Bell

    Michelle Bell

    Nov 23, 2016

    Good luck in raising funds and all the best to the family x

    £10.00

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Andrea Boyd

Andrea Boyd

Kilwinning, United Kingdom

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