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Ambeya's Sahara Trek

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Ambeya Begum

Having never had a Kidstime experience whilst growing up, I take it as an obligation on my behalf to prevent others experiencing a tough childhood.

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I care for a mum suffering with severe mental illnesses. Her schizophrenia, bipolar and split personalities mean that her inability to recognise dreams from reality and her constant split personalities stopped her becoming the mother she could’ve been. As the eldest, I became mum to myself and younger siblings; dealing with damaging, unimaginable pressures.

Working with Kidstime, I’ve met kids from the age of 3 who are forced to care for parents with a mental illness. Their expertise and support help kids manage and overcome the fear of their parent’s illness. 

I am delighted to be part of a movement that campaigns and helps the children of parents with a mental illness. I have taken a personal stand to speak up for those children and the message I want to share is that we all can prevent the cycle of mental illness.

I hope that the work I do opens up doors for conversations and increases the emphasis on how important it is to hear from the voices of the unheard and unseen – from children dealing with severe parental mental; whose voices are silenced through stigma and shame.

Event details

Sahara Trek 2018

I have decided to take part in a sponsored trek across the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Kidstime Foundation and promote their service worldwide. This organisation has the potential to succeed with its future plans in place. Being a wimp when it comes to scorching temperature means it would be an even bigger achievement for me trek for hours in such heat. For me to complete my walk, I will have to raise a minimum of £2000 I would like you to help me with the process. Your donations and generosity will help give a voice to young carers and make a difference to their lives.

Event date

08-November-2018 00:00  - 
16-November-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

49 days to event start

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Donation by Stewart
on 10-09-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck Ambeya! I’m so proud of you and the values you stand for. You’re soo brave! Hope it all goes well. Lots of love xx
Donation by Stalo Constantinou
on 09-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Wow Ambeya, you are amazing! Good luck, you will do great I have no doubt. Lots of Love xx
Donation by Lorraine Cook
on 03-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Brave Ambeya - Kidstime is so fortunate to have you embrace its cause - to increase understanding and support for children and young people with a parent who has mental illness - one step at a time - you will reach your goal
Donation by Claire Johnston
on 06-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Best of luck Ambeya!
Donation by Catalin Obogeanu
on 17-07-2018
You are amazing, good luck!! xx
Donation by Joanne Challoner
on 17-07-2018
Best of luck Ambeya from all of us at Vantage Point!
Donation by Vantage Point Global
on 17-07-2018
Good luck Ambeya! You'll be awesome! xxx
Donation by Christina Clarke
on 05-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Ambeya!
Donation by Louise Rodgers
on 27-06-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Goodluck Ambeya, you're such an amazing person & thanks for being such a great role model to all! Wish you all the luck in your Sahara trek.
Donation by Cindy Lau
on 31-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,380.00
Offline Donations: £300.00
Total Raised: £1,680.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,956.25

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