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Closed 31/01/2018

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£3,000raised of £50,000 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,000 to provide emergency relief to the people of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) following hurricane Irma.

    Location
    British Virgin Islands
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

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    We are hearing from colleagues across the legal sector around the area that devastation in the British Virgin Islands, including loss of life and property, is even worse than was ever feared possible.

    The exact level of damage remains unclear. However, what is certain is the need to restart businesses, local economies and employment to get BVI back on its feet as fast as possible.

    While Governments and others will help with the immediate Aid, Legal Aid for BVI will focus on helping small business restart their businesses so economic activity, employment and financial independence can be restored.

    Legal Aid for BVI will be using money raised to give small business ’restart the economy’ grants to make sure that the BVI and its people can get back on their feet as fast as possible.

    The more you donate, the more we can help

    Donal Blaney, founder of this appeal, writes:

    "I was lucky enough to call the BVI home for nearly two years from 2004. I proposed to my wife atop its mountain in 2005. Even now I still own a law firm and trust company based there."

    Many of us in the legal services sector owe much to the BVI. It is time for us to take the lead and to give back.

    This fundraising initiative is called "Legal Aid". It will give all those - lawyers, clients, fellow professionals and indeed holidaymakers who fell in love with the beauty of the islands - a chance to provide urgently needed support to enable the BVI and its remarkable people to recover.

    I hope my friends will generously support this initiative.

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    • Griffin Law 6 months ago
      Griffin Law

      Griffin Law

      6 months ago

      We are pleased to say this initiative has received encouragement from the International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, who is coordinating the relief effort. Donal will be meeting the head of the BVI representative office in London today.

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    6 months ago

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    Supporters

    17

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • Andrew Keates

      Andrew Keates

      Sep 14, 2017

      Can't comprehend the impact it has had on so many lives, pictures will never tell the full story but hopefully this will help in some small way

      £50.00

    • Stephen Hunt

      Stephen Hunt

      Sep 13, 2017

      Impressed by Donal's genuine care for the people of BVI.

      £50.00

    • sanjay kumar

      sanjay kumar

      Sep 12, 2017

      God is with you all

    • Natasha Rosdol

      Natasha Rosdol

      Sep 12, 2017

      £10.00

    • kevin Burnell

      kevin Burnell

      Sep 11, 2017

      All the best

    • Andy Charman

      Andy Charman

      Sep 11, 2017

      £50.00

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    Griffin Law is raising the funds on behalf of the emergency relief effort and will disburse the final funds to an appropriate agency in the BVI.

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