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£10,769raised of £11,000 target by 261 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,769 to Help Peter Doherty's recovery

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    Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

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    As many of you are aware, Peter Doherty is currently in hospital having suffered a torn aorta a couple of weeks back. After some complications, and having spent over a week in an induced coma, the good news is that he’s now awake and, though still extremely unwell, is starting to improve.

    However, he’s now facing at least 2-3 weeks in hospital, then an extended period of convalescence. During this time, I think the last thing he should have on his mind is the financial pressure of being unable to work. I’m hoping therefore that his friends, colleagues and associated comic geeks might like to offer a little help.

    I’ve been in ongoing contact with his daughter, Hope, and suggested to her that a crowdfunding page could be set up so that people could make a donation to him, no matter how small. Her thinking is that, if any money is raised by this, it should be Peter’s decision - when he’s well enough - as to how it’s used, whether as originally intended (to offer some support to him) or perhaps he might choose to donate any money raised to the hospital unit that cared for him.

    In the next week or so it’s also the intention to set up a website for him, which - as well as explaining the situation - will also appeal for donations of artwork from the comic community that can be auctioned to raise yet more money for him.

    So right now, please think about scratting around the back of the sofa to see if you can muster enough change to donate a couple of quid. In addition though, please share this message as far and wide as you can!

    By the way, ‘I’ am Carl Waite, and have been a close friend of Peter’s since he was 11 years old (we went to the same school). Also involved in this website/crowdfunding/auction malarkey are Stuart Gibbins and Tracy Wilkinson, also long-time friends of Peter. We have his daughter's blessing to go ahead with this.

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    • Carl Waite9 months ago
      Carl Waite

      Carl Waite

      9 months ago

      We did it!! We're now over the £10k mark - an unbelievable amount, and more than we ever hoped possible. So thank you once again to everyone for their donations and the good wishes sent by so many for Peter's recovery. As there's no 'real' target for this - it's impossible to know how long Peter will be out of action, so it's piece-of-string territory - I'm now increasing the target to £10,500. This is simply so that no new visitors to this page are discouraged from donating because they think that a fixed target has already been reached.

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    • Carl Waite9 months ago
      Carl Waite

      Carl Waite

      9 months ago

      I posted the other day that, as we'd just passed £9k that an increased target of £10,000 was a big ask. I shouldn't have underestimated the good will there is out there for Peter as we're almost there. Currently donations total £9,920 so we're just £80 away! Thank you to each and every person who has been kind enough to flex their credit cards :)

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    • Carl Waite9 months ago
      Carl Waite

      Carl Waite

      9 months ago

      Incredibly, we've now reached £9,000. Actually, £9,043 as I type. It really is hard to believe that this was launched less than two days ago, and the sheer number of people making donations and sending such kind messages is overwhelming. So again: THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! I'm thinking though that £9,043 is, shall we say, an untidy number. A little messy. So I've given it some thought and have come to the conclusion that a nice, tidy, round number we could aim for is £10,000. I know this is a big ask, but the target is duly upped once more!

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    • Matthew Badham

      Matthew Badham

      Jan 7, 2017

      Good luck, with everything, Pete!

      £30.00

    • Jason Howard

      Jason Howard

      Jan 2, 2017

      All the best...

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 30, 2016

      Hope you make a full recovery Pete, all the very best in 2017!! Catch up soon you old bugger, Patrick

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2016

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 24, 2016

      Carl. thanks for doing this for Pete. I've never actually met him, but have enjoyed his work and his online personality for many years. I hope he makes a full recovery very soon.

      £30.00

    • Hens Teeth

      Hens Teeth

      Dec 23, 2016

      From The 'Hens Teeth' group of artists in a Penistone & District .Get well soon Pete !

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 23, 2016

      £10.00

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