Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Kirsten Baird raised £203 from 14 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 09/09/2018

0

%

£203raised of £200 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £203 to help get our friend Shimin Shankar & his family back into their home after flooding

    Funded on Sunday, 9th September 2018

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    Our friend in Kerala has been affected by serious flooding in the area. His family home is under water so they've been evacuated to a local school. There are currently 54,000 people in this situation as half of Kerala is under some level of water.

    The full extent of the damage to Shankar's home won't be known until the flood waters subside but what we do know is that he doesn't have any money to rebuild and there is unlikely to be Government help. He works hard as a driver but the flooding means that he can't work and tourism will be hugely impacted so his opportunities to earn money are very limited.

    A colleague with an Indian bank account has kindly agreed to transfer any money we can raise directly to our friend. We've sent him £50 today to get him through the next couple of weeks.

    A little money goes a long way in Kerala so anything you can contribute to help our lovely friend who looked after us so well when we were in Kerala would be greatly appreciated.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/half-of-kerala-reels-under-floods-as-29-die-54000-are-homeless/articleshow/65356964.cms

    Updates

    3

    • Kirsten Baird3 months ago
      Kirsten Baird

      Kirsten Baird

      3 months ago

      That's the funds on their way to Shankar to help with cleaning up the house and buying new furniture and goods for the house. Thanks again for your support xx

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Kirsten Baird4 months ago
      Kirsten Baird

      Kirsten Baird

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Kirsten Baird4 months ago
      Kirsten Baird

      Kirsten Baird

      4 months ago

      Things are getting worse in Kerala, particularly in Shankar's home town. The immediate priority is safety and getting food and clean water but once this is over the rebuilding required will be enormous. Thank you so much for your support for someone you don't know but who I like and respect hugely x

      Share this update to help us raise more

    4 months ago

    Kirsten Baird started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 8/30/2018 10:49 AM

    Supporters

    14

    • Lynne Greenhill

      Lynne Greenhill

      Aug 26, 2018

      We are blessed to live in a country that these events don't happen to us. My costa coffee is a luxury so I'm giving this up this month to help you reach your target & help your friend xx

      £20.00

    • Anne & Jim

      Anne & Jim

      Aug 17, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2018

      Just seen images on news! Shocking - we are very privileged indeed

      £10.00

    • Moira Anderson

      Moira Anderson

      Aug 17, 2018

      £10.00

    • Katrina O’Brien

      Katrina O’Brien

      Aug 17, 2018

      Hope you reach your total - very good cause! 💜

      £10.00

    • Jo Laidlaw

      Jo Laidlaw

      Aug 17, 2018

      £10.00

    • Jillian Mackay

      Jillian Mackay

      Aug 15, 2018

      £10.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Kirsten Baird

    Kirsten Baird

    Report this Page