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£622raised of £650 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £622 to Help Phil and Shari cover their accommodation, food, parking and other costs to remain close to their new addition who is in ITU in Oz

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    Funded on Monday, 29th January 2018

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    As some of you may know Phil and Shari became parents for the second time on the day after Boxing Day. The little new addition and Mom had a pretty difficult time which ended as an emergency leaving the little one in quite a challenging position and needing much medical support, both now and possibly into the future. This has been a hard time for them and whilst the hospital have been fantastic to them, the reality is that Shari will be discharged before the baby which brings other practical challenges for them.

    Phil and Shari have not left the hospital or their babys' side since the arrival and are facing some tough times ahead. They live a considerable way from the hospital and after today Shari will be discharged leaving them without any accommodation to be close to their new arrival, however whilst the baby remains in hospital, as the brilliant parents they are, they want and need to be close at hand. Ronald McDonald have provided them with two nights accommodation opposite the hospital (so you can see the effects that putting that loose change into the drive through and box at the till has) but the reality is that they will need to be there much longer than this to be close to the baby. The added issue of course is also that they also have a beautiful little girl who needs to be with her parents and so that they can face this together as a family.

    There have been so many offerings of support and love from people as they have come to know about the situation, including all the support from friends and family near and far. As a family we thought that one of the practical things would be to start a "kitty" which can be used to help them pay for the accommodation, fuel, parking, laundry and other living costs for the three of them while they are near to the hospital.

    Te Ana has started a page similar to this in Australia but many of us "poms" are finding it hard to access this and place funds into it, so this is why we have started this page. We know that there are many people in the UK who might want to offer Phil and Shari some help and the distance makes that a bit tough, so please donate what you can/ want via this page and we will then deposit that into Phil and Shari's account and let them know, when they are in a better place, who has donated and I'm sure they will be in touch!!! If not to just tell us off!!!

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    • Martin Clarke2 months ago
      Martin Clarke

      Martin Clarke

      2 months ago

      Wow!!! Within the space of three hours you guys raised almost three times what we thought would be reasonable. A massive thank you for your kindness - as you know every penny helps and counts at the best of times, more so when it makes a tough situation a little easier. Phil has found this page and both he and Shari are overwhelmed by the response and generosity of people. The anticipated telling off was milder than expected!!

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    • Martin Clarke2 months ago
      Martin Clarke

      Martin Clarke

      2 months ago

      Phil and Shari will be blown away with the kindness you’re all showing. Our initial £200 was reached within minutes, we raised it to £500 and are just a little off that now. Thank you on their behalf, I know that while this will be greatly appreciated and valued. The cost of a motel nearby is £90 per night, you have almost paid a weeks stay. Amazing!! Thank you

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    • Martin Clarke2 months ago
      Martin Clarke

      Martin Clarke

      2 months ago

      Our initial target had been smashed within minutes. Thank you all for your kindness, the more we can raise the more pressure we can lift off Phil and Shari, we know we’re going to get told off when they know but I’m sure they’re really going to appreciate this support. Thank you again xx

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    Supporters

    20

    • Danny Barker

      Danny Barker

      Jan 1, 2018

      All our love and best wishes. Danny and family

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 31, 2017

      £30.00

    • Jaki Dobson

      Jaki Dobson

      Dec 31, 2017

      Hope all goes well

      £10.00

    • Dawn Dobson

      Dawn Dobson

      Dec 31, 2017

      From everyone at Sedgley Scorpions U15....💙

      £50.00

    • Dawn Dobson

      Dawn Dobson

      Dec 30, 2017

      Love Matt, Dawn & Billy

      £25.00

    • Steffan Davies

      Steffan Davies

      Dec 30, 2017

      £5.00

    • Georgina Clarke

      Georgina Clarke

      Dec 30, 2017

      £5.00

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