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£15,684raised of £80,000 target by 461 supporters

Weʼre raising £80,000 to pay for Amanda's immunotherapy

23 days to go

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It’s fair to say that when I set up this page ten weeks ago, none of us – Amanda, her family, me and my family really knew much about fundraising. Everyone involved in Amanda’s Appeal has come a long way since then. We now know that the most effective way to raise money is to work in conjunction with a charity. The money that is raised for Amanda’s Appeal will grow so much more quickly if we do this. Their charitable status makes it a lot easier for us to approach trusts, corporations and independent businesses for donations of money, and goods and services for raffle prizes. They can also legitimately help us to claim GiftAid on the individual donations they receive. So, over the next week we will be moving into the second phase of our fundraising campaign. We are going to work in conjunction with Just4Children, charity number 1164473 through a new JustGiving page. By doing this we can gain the significant benefits of charitable status and get to our target amount more quickly.

I want to thank you sincerely for your most generous support so far. Your donations, kind messages and the time you have spent sharing this story and spreading our request for help have been overwhelming. We do hope you will continue to follow and support Amanda’s cause. You can do this by using the new JustGiving page

or by checking out our progress on

We want to reassure you that all the money that has been donated to Amanda during the first phase of our fundraising campaign using this page is safe. The money that has been donated will go towards her treatment. We have set up the Wordpress page so that everyone who has already given money during the first phase of our fundraising campaign can see what part their donations continue to play as we work towards our goal to raise the total of £100,000 now required.

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  • Sam Bishop23 days ago
    Sam Bishop

    Sam Bishop

    23 days ago

    It really is amazing that after nearly three months, we are still getting donations coming in on a daily basis. However, we have recently undergone some changes in regard to our fundraising campaign, which means this page will soon be closed down and another has been opened in replacement. The story on this page has all the details, and we ask that if you are donating to please head over to the new page, which also allows gift aid, which is something we've only recently been able to do. Thank you all, but please head to our new page to donate.

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  • Sam Bishop3 months ago
    Sam Bishop

    Sam Bishop

    3 months ago

    It's been just over a week since we posted this page and made it public, and in that time we've managed to get to nearly 10% of the goal. I don't think either me or Amanda expected people to be as amazing as they have been, you guys have not only donated but you've spread the word and shared the page, you've also left some really kind messages and support. Once again, we are so grateful to everyone who has donated, shared and given support, you are all so amazing. THANK YOU

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Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 6:05 PM



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    Aug 9, 2018

    From colleagues and customers from Tesco Brownlow Express


  • Cheryl D

    Cheryl D

    Aug 4, 2018

    All the best to the whole family


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    Aug 1, 2018

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    Jul 22, 2018

    Good luck AmandaFrom the Culkins xxx

  • Chris Parker

    Chris Parker

    Jul 21, 2018

    Hi Sam Good luck brave lady, i hope the money is raised soon ...if i had the money id pay the lot...always be happy X


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    Jul 19, 2018


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Sam Bishop

Sam Bishop

I am a 21 year old who has not long finished my bachelors degree in animal behaviour. I currently reside in Liverpool where I spend my time with amazing girlfriend whom I met while at university. I have a passion for the natural world, science and photography.

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