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£1,965raised of £5,000 target by 81 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,965 to help a 76 year-old woman left homeless after her home was flooded whilst she was away volunteering in Rwanda.

    Funded on Tuesday, 11th December 2018

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    This is my mum, Diana. She‘s 76 years old and for the last few years she has been travelling to Rwanda to give her time to helping the Rwandan communities. She’s helped both children, adults and their families- teaching and supporting them through education. My mum just decided to do this off her own back- no help from charities or organisations. Each time she goes with several suitcases of educational books and materials, and stays for 2-3 months at a time. She lives in primitive conditions and each time she returns exhausted but happy and enthusiastic for her next trip.

    My mum is there now. She’s due to come home next week. She found out on Thursday that a pipe has burst in her house due to the cold weather and flooded the whole place. It‘s inhabitable and she can’t go home.

    Today we found out that her insurance company are refusing to cover her. They refuse to acknowledge that her neighbour was going around twice a week to check on the house and put the heating on etc. This means she has nowhere to go. This means she, myself and my brother have to find a way to organise and pay for repairing her home ourselves, and find her somewhere else to live. None of us have much money and this has left us both devastated and panicked.

    And so I decided to try this. If you think you could contribute towards these upcoming costs of finding my mum somewhere to live and to help fix her home, we would be hugely grateful. I wouldn’t be doing this if we weren’t desperate- and we kinda are.

    Thank you so much in advance. Anything- no matter how small- will help. I will provide any updates so you can know how you’ve helped

    All our thanks, Sophie.



    • Sophie Rae10 months ago
      Sophie Rae

      Sophie Rae

      10 months ago

      A huge thank you to everyone for the lovely messages of support and extremely generous donations. We are so grateful 🙏🏻

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    • Anonymous


      May 10, 2018


    • Jane  Vickers

      Jane Vickers

      Apr 1, 2018

      Hope your super mother gets sorted soon xx

    • Michelle Brooks

      Michelle Brooks

      Mar 26, 2018

      Good luck Sophie so sorry and sending big love

    • Caroline


      Mar 26, 2018

      Thinking of you all xxxx


    • Barbara Wojtowicz

      Barbara Wojtowicz

      Mar 26, 2018


    • Jude McLean

      Jude McLean

      Mar 22, 2018

      Thinking of you all xx


    • Anonymous


      Mar 21, 2018

      Best wishes to your Mum and all of you, Sophie


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