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Fundraising Skydive: James, Year 12

SkydivingOn the 18th April my brother and I are jumping out of a perfectly good plane and skydiving for charity. We are raising money for Drugfam in remembrance of our eldest brother Daniel who died in 2013. This amazing charity not only supports families that have a loved one in active addiction as well as those who are bereaved by addiction, but they also go into schools and prisons to help educate on the very real dangers of drugs and alcohol. In the years since my eldest brother died, I have looked to raise awareness myself, and have given talks in school for different age groups, to police cadets and spoken at two conferences. I’ve also done various activities to help raise needed funds for Drugfam, from bag packing, run coffee mornings and cycled on the high street for a whole day. This Skydive will be the hardest challenge of all, especially as neither of us are keen on heights!

Two years ago, I was thrilled to be asked to be a young ambassador for Drugfam, and I continue to strive to do all I can so other families don’t have to go through the heartache we have. If you would like to support us in our fundraising, please click here to look at our just giving fundraising page.

Thank you so much for taking time to read this and all your support. 

Kind regards James

The Davies Family

AnshuWe have been contacted by a parent who is raising money to help the family of a former IGS pupil with a desperately sick child. They are raising funds to support cancer treatment and equipment for disability. 

This is Emily's message: 

"Shanti Davies left IGS last year with her family in a bold move to start a new life in Scotland, fulfilling a sea side dream and the hope of a better work life balance. Despite a neuroblastoma diagnosis for their youngest child Anshu they went ahead. 

Covid hit the family during chemo in hospital, the side effects left Anshu unable to walk and in nappies. It also took away his chance to benefit from immune therapy treatments as this could make his disability permanent. They have gone through a year of gruelling chemo and stem cell therapy with horrible side effects no child should suffer. He is about to complete his radiotherapy with another set of horrible effects. From here on his only other option is for very costly experimental treatments in the US and Europe, hence the high target on the just giving page."

To date they have raised £15,000 of their £180,000 target. 

Emily says: "I realise that many people see the target and think that’s crazy, but they may yet find that miracle donor. I have pledged to do what I can and have done a sponsored diet and my mother emailed around all her friends and raised me £500 pounds in two days. My daughter Jodie is trying to do a little fundraiser in school. Meanwhile any help is welcome as the situation is urgent for this family. Please visit their just giving page here."

3 peaks fundraising

Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Livvy, Becky, Mia and myself, who no longer come to IGS but previously did, are fundraising for a volunteering trip to Sri Lanka. As part of this we will be walking the three peaks in May and have set up a just giving page to fundraise. We were wondering if you could help us to spread the word a bit. Please visit our page here for more details. 

Thank you so much.

Kind regards Mia, Becky, Livvy and Mia.

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