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Winding up…

by on February 15, 2019

AFTER MUCH SOUL SEARCHING and with considerable regret, we have decided that the time has come to wind up 5 Quid for Life.

The reasons are simple: first of all, over the last year we have received very few enquiries or new requests for help. Under these circumstances it simply isn’t right for us to be collecting donations.

Secondly, all of us who are involved in the project have moved on in terms of other commitments in our lives. I myself, for instance, was in a part time job when we launched 5 Quid for Life, which meant I had plenty of time to deal with enquiries. I am now in full time employment in a demanding job which leaves me with very little spare time, and what little spare time I do have needs to be spent with my family. I am no longer in a position to manage a project such as this.

Last but not least, 5 Quid for Life emerged from a vision to save one life. We did that, and more. It’s been a remarkable journey and I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has shared it and made our achievements possible.

We have decided to donate the funds we currently hold to Turn2us, a charity that helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through their partner organisations, of which we were proud to be one, albeit for only a short time.

We therefore respectfully ask that no further donations be made directly to us. If you are one of those donating by standing order, please cancel your standing order with immediate effect; and if you are donating by PayPal, likewise, please cancel that instruction.

We will be contacting all those supporters for whom we have contact details directly with a copy of this message, but there are several for whom we do not have any contact info: please accept our apologies if that’s you.

With grateful thanks, on behalf of everyone on the 5 Quid for Life Committee,

Phil Groom,
Founder and Acting Finance Officer

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