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Thank you for supporting @5QuidForLife

by on July 2, 2013

A BRIEF NOTE to say a huge thank you to all our supporters: to everyone who keeps cheering us on with tweets,  facebook shares and messages behind the scenes; and especially to those whose kind donations make 5 Quid for Life possible.

Opening our latest bank statement this morning, I was delighted to discover a significant increase in the project’s income over the last month: an extra £145 on top of the regular £40 per month we’ve become used to. £100 of that was a one-off donation; the other £45 consisted of several smaller donations of £5 and £10, some of which are new standing orders. I was particularly touched by one donation which had “sent with love xxx” as a reference: thank you, one and all.

Here’s a summary of our accounts to date:

Donated: £2913.88
Given away: £400.00
Balance: £2,513.88

You’ll find these figures updated every month in the sidebar: scroll down to the ‘Donation Tracker’, just below the stats.

We’ve been busy dealing with a number of enquiries as the impact of the changes to the benefits system hits home and word about 5 Quid for Life spreads. Three of those enquiries have led to formal applications for help, two of which have resulted in payments of £200 each; the third application is still under review.

Finally for now: please continue to spread the word. If you know someone with mental health problems whose benefits have been cut, please don’t hesitate to point them in our direction; and if that person is you, please don’t hesitate to ask. We may not be able to help everyone, but we will always do our best for anyone who asks.

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One Comment
  1. waaal bodd permalink

    Thanks for the update.

    It is sad that we need 5 Quid for Life at all.

    But encouraging to see that it is beginning to take off.

    Thanks for all your work and input.

    Best Wishes.

    Michael C.

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