Friend Finder Proms 2018

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/friendfinderprom

Total raised

£18,119.00
from a target of £60,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£18,648.90

Offline total

£15,000.00

Fighting a life limiting illness it tough but the loneliness and isolation that comes with years of missing school through hospital treatment is even tougher.

The school prom has become something young people look forward to for years but for many chronically ill and disabled children its just a dream. Many are unable to attend their own school's prom some because they may need a carer to accompany them, or be in hospital at the time of the prom or just have no friends to go with.

Lewis Hine was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour at 17 months old. He has drug resistant epilepsy and a mechanical pump in his brain that keeps him alive. Lewis started friend Finder after years of hospital meant he had no friends.

Last year Lewis watched his school Prom on social media from his hospital bed in Great Ormond St. He decided to plan his own Prom and thats exactly what he did.He put on the Prom of all Proms for 150 disabled and sick children who were unable to go to their own school prom. 

This Prom was filmed as part of a CBBC documentary about Lewis - do click on the link and watch this and you will see what an amazing young man he is and exactly what these proms mean to the children we help!  

Prom guests last year said that it was the best night of their life and was a dream come true!  They made new friends and laughed and danced. Every child took a parent or carer as their plus one and there were so many wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, feeding tubes accessorising the prom gowns that the room was breath taking and for once not one of these children felt different!

Lewis is raising money to ensure the Friend Finder Proms continue but not just in the south of England but accross the UK. Life is hard for these amazing children and it would be great to give them something to look forward to and smile about. 

This year Friend Finder are holding two Proms; one in Portsmouth at The Guildhall on Friday 1st June and one in Birmingham at The Belfry on Friday 13th July.

Please help us provide these children with an amazing night and memories that will last a life time!  

Select the amount you wish to give

£5.00  buys a pre-dinner mocktail

£10.00  Pays for a child to have their hair done for Prom

£30.00  Dry clean a used prom dress/suit to wear

£62.50  Buys a place for one child at The Prom

£159.00  Provides overnight accomodation for child & carer

£500.00  Table Sponsor - Table for 8 children/carers

Yacine Dak

Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

wolves

Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

  

Total donations: £3,119.00

Anonymous

22.05.18

Huge congratulations on your well-ddeserved award Lewis. What an incredibly kind, ingenious, generous thing to do. Be so proud of yourself x

Zainab

22.05.18

£62.50

Dee

21.05.18

£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Amazing work by a wonderful human being.

Lyn G

21.05.18

£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Amazing young man and fabulous idea

Anonymous

21.05.18

Anonymous

21.05.18

Anonymous

21.05.18

£30.00

Brilliant work! And you're a Liverpool fan, too. YNWA.

7th Northampton Boys Brigade

17.05.18

£327.00

Hi Lewis and Friend Finder. The 7th Northampton Boys' Brigade, as last year, have raised some money for you through an overnight sponsored evening. Everyone is amazed by what you do in challenging circumstances. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous

17.05.18

£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Roys from Orpington

16.05.18

£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

Our very best to the children and their carers

 

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