Weʼve raised £0 to Help me reach my son who I haven't seen in 2 yrs. Unfortunately the Earthquake has made the journey to Picton from Christchurch impossible.
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I haven't seen my son for 2 years. I normally only get to see him for 2 weeks a year for a holiday in Italy. He lives in New Zealand and I live in Hampshire in the UK.
Earlier this year I was supposed to meet him in Italy having also missed seeing him last year, but the cosmos worked againgst me. So we planned that I would travel down to NZ in my leave from work in December. Trip was planned and flights booked back in July. Arrangements made with colleagues to get a few days extra leave. Then on August 10th at 0914hrs I was involved in a motorcycle accident, fracturing my shoulder and breaking my collarbone. By mid September the collarbone hadn't set right and I had to go in for surgery to have it rebuilt again and plated.
This meant I was still off work. I wasn't earning my overtime or my enhanced hours pay. Fast forward to 13/11/16 and New Zealand had a major earthquake measuring 7.8.
This earthquake has damaged major roads and railway lines between Christchurch and Picton meaning I can't get to Picton by land. My only other option is to fly by a small 18 seater plane and stay in a backpacker hostel awaiting the flight. The flight is NZ$199 each way plus the backpacker hostel.
This is money I haven't got due to currently being unfit for work due to the shoulder/collarbone injury.
I would really appreciate any help support. I need to see my son. He's doing his exams and in the NZ Air Cadets.
A friend suggested doing a crowd funding page as I fundraise for a few charities like Society of St James every year for their homeless appeal, Prostate Cancer and Mens Mental Health using the JustGiving page as my fundraising page.
So can you help a father get to his son?
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