Weʼve raised £150 to Help KP to become a British Citizen (after all this time)!
- Worcester, United Kingdom
- Social welfare
- Time left
- Funded on Thursday, 9th March 2017
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
Hello one and all, and thank you for looking at my JustGiving CrowdFunding page (and hopefully considering a donation).
For those of you who don't know me, firstly mad props for considering giving a complete randomer to help them achieve something, secondly I have lived in the UK now for 23 years and yet I do not have citizenship. Although I have paid all sorts of taxes into the system over the years, I have no say in how it is spent or who controls it as I am not allowed to vote because I am only a Resident not a full-fledged Citizen. In order to become a Citizen I have to complete an application form (fair enough, makes sense), provide supporting documents (seems perfectly reasonable) and pay the application fee of £1,236.00 (...wait, what?).
Now the people that do know me will know that I'm not really very good at asking for help so I'm completely out of my comfort zone here, and I do appreciate that there are others in the world far less fortunate than myself, but it's just me over here and that's a lot of money for me. So I thought I'd give it a try and ask for help in a big way!
You may ask why getting citizenship is so important to me if I have managed to get along without it until now.
Well it's simple really, I am as British as I am American and it is about time that it's official! If for any reason I was kicked out and had to live in the states I would be devastated and completely out of place. I have never really had any true sense of security in my life and have never really put down roots, and that is what I need and want - to finally feel I belong somewhere and no one can take it away from me.
So, if I have ever made you smile/laugh/think or had any impact on your life please consider making a donation to help me achieve my goal. If I haven't, just do it for a giggle!
Thank you for your time!
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