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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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The KIDSTIME Foundation

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Donations accepted until 16-02-2019

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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

170 days to event start

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You always amaze me with great causes you do. As you have succeeded in the past I trust you will do well with this also. Keep up the good work xx
Donation by Victora Wya
on 15-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Russ Crowder
on 10-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Fantastic cause and what an impressive challenge! Best of luck and look forward to hearing how you get on
Donation by Ella Botham
on 09-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good on you! Such a fantastic charity
Donation by John Sandford
on 09-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Ben Stasiuk
on 09-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
An incredible cause and you should be really proud of the work you are doing to help raise awareness for children who are left to deal with such illnesses in isolation. Best of luck with the trek, I know it will be a great success! xx
Donation by Helena
on 09-05-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Incredible effort Ambeya! What an amazing cause and all the best for the challenge!
Donation by Ben Tickler
on 09-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Bobby A
on 25-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck with everything!!
Donation by Kevin Nissanka
on 04-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Inshallah you meet your goal very soon! So proud Affa😭😭
Donation by Moyrom
on 28-03-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £760.00
Offline Donations: £400.00
Total Raised: £1,160.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,318.75

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