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Hey all, 

 

So I wanted to spread the word in order to help a family which are friends of ours. Rather than repeat their story, I will simply add their own words below: 

 

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Hi! We are the De Sousa’s and we are fundraising for our applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain to allow our children to stay in the country they call home.

 

Why are we asking for help?

 

We had raised the money needed to apply until, in July this year, the government announced they were increasing the fees they require from us from October onwards by £5,400 without giving any reasonable time for us to save for the increases.

We have already worked hard to pay for and pass the tests required of us. We budgeted and saved for the expected fees but are now facing the prospect of being unable to afford the rest of the process having already spent around £15,000 on our family’s journey so far.

We appreciate any amount that can help us towards our goals to stay in the country we call home!

 

About Us – Amy’s story

 

My husband and I grew up and met in Zimbabwe and our first two children spent their early years there however following years of turmoil and uncertainty we decided to move our family to the UK for a more secure life.

I was able to come over on an ancestral visa four years ago due to my family’s roots in the UK. I initially spent seven months away from my husband and children working as a live-in carer but that was a price worth paying to ensure I could raise the money required to support my family when they moved here.

My decision was shown to be justified as on the day I left Zimbabwe’s government had blocked all online social media and were sending people door to door to beat up supporters of the democratic movement, my husband and children spent time with other relatives in order to be safe. It was a relief when my family were reunited with me after they arrived in the UK.

 

About Us – Kyle’s story

 

It was hard to be away from my wife spending seven months raising two of our children alone while she prepared for our family in the UK - but a price worth paying for the life we have since built and the dangers we have left.

After moving to the UK I have worked as a welder to support my family and trained to build up my skills and take on new opportunities. My wife still works hard progressing in her role as a senior carer and is currently training in order to become a nurse.

Since moving here we have had a third child, a daughter who is now 3, who would also have to leave with us if we are unable to stay. While our daughters are doing brilliantly at school and nursery we have got a diagnosis of autism for our son. He is a loving boy who is progressing so well in a mainstream school but we know Zimbabwe is not equipped to cater for his needs and we fear his prospects will not be good if we were forced to go back.

 

Every little helps towards their cause and I wanted to help them out as much as I could, in more ways than just simply a donation. If anyone here is able to donate towards the cause, I know they would be hugely grateful and as a friend of the family you would also have my gratitude. If you would like to help out, please donate via their GoFundMe : 
 

WWW.GOFUNDME.COM

Hi! We are the De Sousa’s and we are fundraising for our applications for Inde… Amy De Sousa needs your support for Help a hard working...

If you wish to stay anonymous, you can use ExtemeHW as a donor name, I understand not everyone wants their name out their for privacy reasons.

 

Thanks for taking the time to look 🙂

 

All the best,

E

 

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Unfortunately I'm absolutely strapped, but I do hope they get what they need so they can stay in their new home country.  🙂  Have a bump.  Seems like a fair and honest enough cause.

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Bounce back to the top... 😉 

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8 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

Unfortunately I'm absolutely strapped, but I do hope they get what they need so they can stay in their new home country.  🙂  Have a bump.  Seems like a fair and honest enough cause.

Thanks for the bump bud 🙂 and completely understand. Lifes tough at the moment.

2 hours ago, Memmento Mori said:

Bounce back to the top... 😉 

Thanks very much for donating....You used your initials! Good thinking:p

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well each penny counts right...

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On 03/11/2023 at 13:16, Memmento Mori said:

well each penny counts right...

Definitely bud 🙂

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Friendly bump 🙂

 

Difficult situation. I can't say I have been there with this level of complexity. I've had a situation where my partner (now wife) and I were planning to move continents (Europe to North America). That's without kids and all of the other constraints this family face. 

 

Trying to plan flights, terminate a lease, end employment, line up other employment, secure temporary accommodation on the government's timeline (very little visibility) whilst my visa was slowly evaporating was crazy. I ended up contacting my local member of parliament back in Canada because we had no other option. They kicked some serious *** and moved things along nicely. I could only imagine how much more stressful it is when your local government increases the fees fairly significantly at the last moment. 

 

Made a small donation, hope others do so too if they can. Amy reached out and I thought it was very nice and kind of her.  Thanks for sharing and keep us posted 🙂 Hope they're successful 🙂

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26 minutes ago, Slaughtahouse said:

Friendly bump 🙂

 

Difficult situation. I can't say I have been there with this level of complexity. I've had a situation where my partner (now wife) and I were planning to move continents (Europe to North America). That's without kids and all of the other constraints this family face. 

 

Trying to plan flights, terminate a lease, end employment, line up other employment, secure temporary accommodation on the government's timeline (very little visibility) whilst my visa was slowly evaporating was crazy. I ended up contacting my local member of parliament back in Canada because we had no other option. They kicked some serious *** and moved things along nicely. I could only imagine how much more stressful it is when your local government increases the fees fairly significantly at the last moment. 

 

Made a small donation, hope others do so too if they can. Amy reached out and I thought it was very nice and kind of her.  Thanks for sharing and keep us posted 🙂 Hope they're successful 🙂

 

Thanks bud, we appreciate the donation! Yeah its a massively stressful situation which I count myself lucky I have never found myself personally having to fight but it is one hell of a slog and for the fee to go up last minute is just the icing on the cake you need!

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2 minutes ago, iamjanco said:

I just sent them 30 Quid; bumping this ttt. 

 

Nice one bro, all to a good cause 🙂

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