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£191raised of £300 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £191 to give Ana the local Big issue salesperson a chance to take a week off to be with her daughter.

    Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 6th October 2017

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    On the 17th June I wrote on Facebook about Ana who sells the Big Issue near me outside the large Tesco's in Chineham, Basingstoke. Ana is a single mother with a poorly two year old who is in and out of hospital with a serious kidney problem. Ana's only support is her elderly mother. Ana has to travel from Slough to Basingstoke to sell the Big Issue and often barely makes enough money per day for food after travel. Ana is unassuming and shy and rarely sells more than 5 copies per day - no where as many as she needs.

    She is a lovely person and tries so hard to stay positive. I shared her details on Facebook with her permission to try and increase her sales - as you can imagine it has had minimal effect. It was mentioned by some as a result of the post that I should look at Just Giving hence this campaign.

    I have signed up to run the Winchester Half Marathon on the 24th September.

    I am seriously out of shape , well not true I have a shape but its mainly round. So as I write this I have 75 days to get in shape to make it round.

    I am hoping that people will at the very least sponsor me the price of a Big Issue (£2.50)

    This is the first time I have ever done anything like this. It is with Ana's permission and I will have to provide updates as to how I get the funds to her.



    Martin Teasdale

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      • Ing Smith

        Ing Smith

        Oct 1, 2017

        Hi Martin,After you told me about Ana the other day, I was very moved by your kindness to this young lady.Good luck and i hope you get the amount you need!Well done :)


      • Roselle Woodhouse

        Roselle Woodhouse

        Jul 17, 2017



      • Kate Glasby

        Kate Glasby

        Jul 12, 2017

        Great cause!! X


      • Ed Wells

        Ed Wells

        Jul 12, 2017

        Knees up! Knees up! Pump it...


      • Adam Walsh

        Adam Walsh

        Jul 12, 2017

        Bravo Martin. What a year it's already turning out to be. Keep on keepin on!


      • Paul Theodore

        Paul Theodore

        Jul 11, 2017

        I'll be on standby with the oxygen


      • Doug Scobie

        Doug Scobie

        Jul 11, 2017

        Good luck with the run and best wishes to the lady.


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      Martin Teasdale

      Martin Teasdale

      Basingstoke, United Kingdom

      I wanted to do more for Ana than give her some money and buy her a coke and sandwich - we've done everything else like posters in the nearby shops so this combined my desire to get in shape with helping a shy , proud wonderful working mum.

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