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£2,191raised of £2,100 target by 89 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,191 to Build A Water Well For My Fathers Fight Against Cancer.

    Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

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    My father was diagnosed with Stage 1 Lung Cancer in late 2015. In May 2016, he underwent Lobectomy surgery - which is to remove the lobe of the lung where the cancer is present . The surgery was a success however the surgeons also detected lymph nodes within my fathers wind pipe. The lymph nodes was not removed as it was not large enough to extract. After several months of recovery, my father was then rushed into hospital in the August 2017 as his condition deteriorated. After spending 3 weeks in hospital and several tests later, he was diagnosed with Metastatic Lung cancer and Squamous cell skin Cancer (Stage 4).

    Metastatic Lung cancer occurs when the lung cancer cells break away from a tumor and travels to the other parts of the body through the blood or lymph system. Unfortunately for my father, the cancer has now progressed to the hips, abdomen, Kidney and Skin. In the midst of this, he has also fractured his hip as his bones have now become extremely fragile due to the cancer and radiotherapy thus making him bed bound and unable to walk.

    My father is 79 years old and has been battling cancer for the past 2 years. Although he is a fighter, he has been given a very short prognosis (days/weeks) with the cancer being agressive and incurable at stage 4.

    I'd like to commemorate my father by building a water well (if not several water wells) for those in need in Bangladesh. This gift will ensure that families will have access to clean water for drinking, washing and cooking, as well as keeping livestock hydrated.

    I kindly ask you to dig deep in your pockets to help me raise money for this cause. I'd appreciate all the help I can get. Even the smallest of donations can makes a world of difference.

    Please kindly keep my father in your prayers over the next few weeks.


    Update on 20th December 2017: My father sadly lost his battle to cancer on the 19th December 2017. Please keep my father and my family in your prayers through this difficult time.

    Thank you.



    • Yasmin Akther6 months ago
      Yasmin Akther

      Yasmin Akther

      6 months ago

      Thank you all for your donations. We have donated the money that was raised to Ummah Welfare Trust who will commence work and build 5 Water wells/Hand pumps which will provide fresh and clean water to those in need, In Sha Allah. 2 Hand Pumps will be placed in Bangladesh, 1 Hand Pump will be placed in India, 1 Water Well will be built in Pakistan and the largest Water well placed in Malawi. All Water Wells/Hand Pumps will be built in my father’s Name. Once again - thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the kind donations.

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    • Yasmin Akther1 year ago
      Yasmin Akther

      Yasmin Akther

      1 year ago

      My father sadly lost his battle to cancer yesterday - 19/12017. Please keep him and our family in your prayers. Thank you x

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    • Yasmin Akther1 year ago
      Yasmin Akther

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      1 year ago
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      Within 24 hours, your kindness and generosity has helped us reach our target of £1200!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, this truely means alot to my father and our family. Since the target of £1200 has been met within a day, alhumdulilah! We will be raising our target to £2000 as we can continue to help more those in need and build more wells.

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    • Jade Sy

      Jade Sy

      Jan 14, 2018

      sending you & your family my condolences. ❤️

    • Kirsty Durman

      Kirsty Durman

      Jan 5, 2018

      For a wonderful cause


    • Imogen Hedges

      Imogen Hedges

      Jan 4, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Jan 3, 2018

      My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers x

    • Anonymous


      Jan 1, 2018

    • Helen Barwick

      Helen Barwick

      Jan 1, 2018

    • Melike Mazi

      Melike Mazi

      Jan 1, 2018

      May your father rest in peace, our dua’s will be with him xxx

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    Yasmin Akther

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    My world broke when I lost my father on 19th December 2017 to cancer.

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