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Re: [IPk] FUNDRAISING



DEAR  JEREMY

THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY, when we approached Naomi's consultant and all we got
was PUMPS KILL PEOPLE, THEY DON'T WORK etc......
I am having a real problem finding charities I do have a small list and they
all seem to want a social worker or someone of that ilk to approach them for
help, we don't have such a person, I did try phoning our ;ocal social
services and they said VERY patronisingly we don't get involved with that
sort of thing dear!!!!!!! sorry you are on your own etc....... So far we
have managed( with alot of help from friends and family ) to raise almost
1,000 one of Naomi's younger sisiters and her friends had a bring and buy
sale today and raised 210, we have been to the local papers and the people
of our village have been great but now we could really do with hitting the
charities, we could do with someone official out there to act as go between
but we can't seem to find someone who will get inolved it is very anti-pump
this area of England WEST YORKSHIRE. AND OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL STINKS TO SAY
THE LEAST, ESPECIALLY DR KEMP Naomi's consultant. By the way we had articles
in two local papers, i'm sure that there is a way to do this but just have
not found it yet. I know of one lady who,s having to nurse her terminally
ill husband then when she has done that she is going to fundraise for her
son a pump, what an awful situation for her to be in. Thanks for your ideas
we welcome any more even slightly illegal now we are getting desparate, ( i
don't have the bottle to rob a bank though)hahaha.

CAROL
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy Grainger <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] FUNDRAISING


> At 25-02-00 10:06 +0000, you wrote:
> >WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FUNDRAISING FOR OUR DAUGHTER AN INSULIN PUMP.
SHE
> >IS 18YRS OLD AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH RETINOPATHY LAST NOV.
> >HAS ANYONE GOT ANY DIFEERENT(LEGAL) IDEAS FOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS. WE HAVE
SO
> >FAR RAISED 700 SO WE HAVE ONLY TO RAISE 1,300 TO BUY HER A PUMP.
> >ANY IDEAS DONATIONS OF CASH(HAHA) WOULD BE MORE THAN WELCOME
> >THANKS
> >CAROL DONNER
>
> Hi Carol,
> You may already have attempted this but it can (sometimes is) worth
getting
> an article in a local paper, emphasizing the problems retinopathy  will
> cause and the likelihood of neuropathy and nephropathy following, if no
> dynamic actions are taken. Present the case for the ability of the pump to
> withhold  these and use your daughter's age to increase sympathy. It is
not
> a nice way to put it but such methods are the only ones likely to get any
> effects. Again going on from what John said about your consultant, if he
is
> willing get him involved as well (he is not causing any damage, because he
> would be doing no more than saying the NHS needs more money, which we all
> know).
> If you have any ideas try them out, even if they are not legal - my own
> experience makes it clear that the law is on the side of the miscreant.
> There are certain charities that hold money for extreme situations (but
> they need to be searched for), which given the age of your daughter and
the
> diagnosis of retinopathy could be considered.
> All I can say is I hope you success.
> Jeremy
>
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