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£730raised of £1,000 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to Raise money for Luna-Rose Prisoner support

    Location
    Littlehampton, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    I first heard about the work Heather was doing whilst in Bangkok. I initially thought the Lunar-Rose prisoner support would be a large charity with a network of workers and fundraisers, but it is just Heather.

    For the last 11 years she has given up most of her time, energy and her own money to live most of the year in Thailand to support prisoners incarcerated in Bangkok's prison system. When she isn't in Thailand she flies back home to Canada so she can work to finance her next trip.

    A lot of these prisoners are serving huge sentences. The justice system in Thailand is very different to our own and possession of just a very small amount of narcotics could see you incarcerated for 25 - 50 years or even given the death penalty.

    From the Luna-Rose Prisoner website;

    'In addition to support visits, I brought food, toiletries, antibiotics, writing supplies, art supplies, clothes, books, until this was no longer allowed. Now, my psychosocial support includes facilitating human connection and counselling the inmates, passing messages to families, arranging pen-pals, and lobbying their Embassies for medical attention and minimal attention.

    In the appalling conditions which do not meet minimum internationally agreed upon standards of treatment, space, sanitation, nutrition or medical care, inmates experience brutality, physical and mental ailments and acute emotional distress. They are disconnected from home country, family support, and friends and experience overwhelming loneliness and suffering. Luna-Rose Prisoner Support offers human connection, psychosocial and emotional support, providing a critical life-line and re-connecting these forgotten people to the web of humanity.'

    I have seen first hand how Heather's efforts in Bangkok help these men. If this total can be raised it will bring a huge amount of financial support for Heather's Herculean efforts and also help to raise awareness of her work.

    http://www.luna-roseprisonersupport.org/

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      19

      • Bouncy jim

        Bouncy jim

        Sep 18, 2017

        Well done mate....

        £25.00

      • Carol Howley

        Carol Howley

        Sep 16, 2017

        Well done Matt. Very proud of you!

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 16, 2017

        Well done to you! x

        £10.00

      • Sarah Rigby

        Sarah Rigby

        Sep 16, 2017

        well done you crazy man

        £20.00

      • Helen Rigby

        Helen Rigby

        Sep 16, 2017

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 16, 2017

        All the best compadre 💪🏻 Enjoy the festivities once all is done (if you survive), great deed that you're doing 👍

      • Sophie Bourne

        Sophie Bourne

        Sep 16, 2017

        Good luck matt xx

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