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Kari Halford

Bristol Come Dancing 2019 for ABC & Temwa

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I love dancing. Any kind of dancing but especially dancing that makes your cheeks ache from smiling, your body ache from moving and your brain ache from choreographing! I'm particularly keen on the type of dancing that involves a cheeky shot of tequila in the guise of Dutch courage. So much so I used to dance at every given opportunity. Dancing pumped my blood. [/p][p]But like every new parent will know, life has changed. In between working 4 days a week, I clean, I feed, I play, I cook, I wash, I tidy, I re-tidy, I shop, I listen, I sleep and I get up and do it again. [/p][p]The days of dancing are like a long-lost friend. [/p][p]Don't get me wrong, I wake up every day feeling like the luckiest person in the world. Alfie is a strong, clever, and cheeky 18 month old, but the journey to get him here was a 5-year bumpy road involving appointments, frustrations, IVF cycles, disappointments, life-saving surgery and 31 days in NICU. During this time, everything went on hold, especially the dancing! [/p][p]So as well as supporting two awesome charities that do awe-inspiring work, this opportunity feels like it is going to help me rediscover the energetic, social dancefloor Kari and introduce her to the new version - the mother, the wife, the worker. I reckon a merger of the two would be a good way forward for all. [/p][p]So if this rings true to your situation, or if you want to support Temwa or ABC (see detail below) OR if you simply know I won't stop pestering you till you sponsor me, you know what to do! [/p][p][br][/p][p]Who I'm raising money for: [/p][p]Aid Box Community (ABC) is a Bristol-based humanitarian organisation set up by group of ordinary people in response to the continuing refugee crisis. We come from all walks of life, and all have different jobs and interests. But we’ve come together to pool our time, energy, skills and whatever money we can give for a cause that we simply couldn’t ignore.[/p][p]Abc started as volunteers, responding to a humanitarian crisis in North France, now their aim is to aid social and economic integration of people who are seeking sanctuary in the UK.[/p][p]To learn more visit their website[/p][p]https://www.aidboxcommunity.co.uk[/p][p]Temwa is a sustainable, community led development charity working in rural northern Malawi. They equip the local population with skills and knowledge to drive their own development. The resources supplied are essential and things we often take for granted - Libraries, training gardens, bakery projects, school bursary schemes, HIV testing clinics and support groups, education in nutrition and sustainable farming.[/p][p]To learn more visit their website[/p][p]https://[u]temwa.org[/u][/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you[/p][p][br][/p]
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Helen Bennett

I can vouch for your skills! Good luck, love Helen and Joseph xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Well done Kari and Jess. I hope there are lots of pictures!! :)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



In the words of Bruno ... you’re going to be a fabulous divine 10.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Yayyy for dancing Kari xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Fiona McDonald

Looking forward to seeing this!!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid



Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Dancing

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Han and Ads x

Go girl. You’re amazing and an inspiration xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


French sista

Love your work sista!