Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mum's Fundraising Page

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Brenda, my mum, January 1944 - August 2007
Following a great suggestion from Pierre, one of the blog's readers, I have started a justgiving.com page to raise money for CORDA, a charity that works to prevent heart disease and strokes. CORDA funds specialist, high quality research into the prevention of heart disease and stroke using early, non-invasive diagnosis and treatment.

So if you want to donate anything, in memory of Mum, you can do so by clicking here. (And if you want to grab a widget or email people about Mum's fundraising page you can go here).

This is a special online campaign, in addition to Mum's main appeal, which is for the Vidiyal Trust (working with children in India and run by one of Mum's friends) and the St. George's Church (Kitchen Fund) that was to have been Mum's next project. Donations for these two registered charities ( in lieu of flowers) can be made via Allcock Family Funeral Services.

As neither of these two (very small) charities are linkable via justgiving.com, I have chosen a heart disease/stroke charity instead, so that people who have emailed asking if they can donate in Mum's memory now have a secure and easy way to do so. Thank you. P.S: I apologise for the group email that has just gone out to all my address book contacts

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rachel, you don't me I am from Norway. I read your piece in the Times and was struck with your honesty and endurance. The woman who you describe sounds like a real nut case (psychopath, sociopath?)! I pray that she will be LOCKED away so she can no longer prey on others and attempt to ruin their lives. God bless you Rachel as you grieve for your mum - and everything else too. This time of grief after your mum's death can be a blessing in disguise as hopefully "you can let it all out!" Love, Charity

August 26, 2007 6:36 pm  
Blogger kiwi in london said...

Big squeezy, heartfelt hug. XXXXXX

August 26, 2007 9:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts - I will be thinking of you on Friday. God bless you Rachel. I am so sorry that you have had to endure one more tragedy. May your mother always be your guardian angel. You deserve one more than most.
The pain will ease although it will never leave completely. Be strong.
Love
H

August 28, 2007 11:15 am  
Blogger LottieP said...

I'm so sorry to read about this now, having been absent for such long time and only now catching up with you.

My mum was born in January 1944, too. (January 11, Nottingham).

I hope you are coping OK,

All the best

Lx

March 14, 2008 3:37 pm  

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