Decided to help a local Lymm family after their 11-year-old son Alfie had an accident on his bike (wearing his helmet). Wanted to raise £500 for a new bike and helmet. The community rallied around and we made the target in 150 minutes! Currently at £1375 ! THANK YOU GOFUNDME. I'M AMAZED! Xxx
There is someone very special in my life, and over a year ago now, she was diagnosed with the debilitating monster that is Motor Neurone Disease! A huge devastating blow to her and everyone around her that cherish and love her dearly. Watching her strength and courage to take on the difficult journey MND presents, is just inspiring. Frustratingly though, loved ones felt at a loss as how to help? The one thing we really want to do is take it away, take the disease away entirely, if you could you would, as I am sure many others with loved ones suffering MND feel so strongly too, if only! This is why fundraising and creating awareness is so important. I found myself thinking desperately, what can we do to help? We couldn't even give her a hug, we were facing a global pandemic too, which made things much more difficult in terms of offering support. I then thought, why not try to arrange a fundraiser of some sort. We decided to use GoFundMe and how thankful and grateful we are that we did. A coffee morning, a bake sale came to mind, all unsuitable ideas with covid restrictions. So then I thought why not combine my husband and my love of hiking and raise a few pounds at the same time. So a few weeks ago thats what we did, we planned a hike, toying with different locations, finally settling with Donegal. So in June, provided covid restrictions loosen, we will hike three well known trails in Donegal. Errigal, Muckish and The Urris Hills with family members and loved ones joining us in support. Aiming to raise enough funds to purchase technology or whatever is needed to make this persons journey with Motor Neurone Disease as comfortable as it can be. Also raising awareness and hopefully providing funds to MNDA NI. My husband and I, my loved one and our family are truly blown away by the support we have gotten so far. We are beyond thankful to everyone that has donated, we started with the aim to raise £500 and here we are at nearly £3000, it really is heart warming to see how caring people are and how we can come together as a community to help one another. GoFundMe thank you for making it so easy, I recommend this platform for anyone wanting to make a difference and be heard.
Me and my family are normally not ones to seek help like this, but my friend went ahead and set this up for us and added me as a manager for the campaign. I figured I would share it to get the word out about my dad's house fire. The response was incredible. Friends, family, coworkers all came together to pitch in what they could. They're the real heroes here, but it couldn't have happened without GoFundMe and their resources for spreading the word. I'm grateful to our donors & GoFundMe for doing everything they can to make this happen!
I just organized my first GoFundMe. I was a little apprehensive about how difficult it would be. I was super pleased to find how simple the process was. GoFundMe automatically sent me information to help me set up the withdrawal, and I had visibility to everything going on during the campaign. I'm thrilled with the ease and convenience.
Due to the pandemic and life circumstances, I was struggling trying to pay for my university tuition expenses, and it was really a serious financial issue. I was desperate, until a dear friend suggested publishing my story on GoFundMe and helped me share the page. Within a few hours, people started to donate from all over the world — people I didn't even know or met before — and I was able to reach the goal in few hours. There are no words to express my appreciation. Without this fundraiser, I wouldn’t have been able to pursue my studies. Thank you, GoFundMe.
GoFundMe was a godsend when, as a working creative artist, I found myself in an unexpected emergency situation, unable to work and create as my camera completely stopped working and my old computer slowed down so much that I have not been able to use it and only process RAW files through my phone. I had a strong intuition that I should just be brave and come here and that all would be well, even though I was feeling slightly panicky. I’ve seen GoFundMe change other lives around and honestly it felt like the only way to fix things faster than a sling could. I also study aromatherapy and have have a teenage son and a young adult daughter, and this past year has not been easy. Well, I shared a lot with the help of the prompts here, and in less than 24 hours, friends and strangers, many of them creatives, jumped in to help, and I met my goal in a day. I decided to buy a better camera than I initially thought I could and bought it with an additional 5-year guarantee for any repairs. Today, I thank you, donors. I still haven’t figured out the computer part - these beasts are expensive, especially the ones able to process and store lots of RAW files. And my old but great iMac is from 2009 - but the camera is already on its way, and I’m feeling very excited and know that the rest will figure itself out. A creative working artist cannot live without their main instrument, so what was a catastrophe last week turned into a sunny day fast. The transfers were made smoothly, fast and in all transparency and both other app and the web interface are very user-friendly to publish updates and there is an overall feel of safety around the community. Thank you, friends and kind strangers, and thank you, GoFundMe. This experience has been amazing. I feel like I can trust life and even institutions again - the integrity of the fundraising platform is beyond exemplary and my bank advisor has also been very supportive knowing the platform well. Thank you from my heart.
This site allowed me to do something that would have been nearly impossible to coordinate without it: Dive into helping someone out there in the world, and gather together people and resources from all over the country in order to achieve that goal. Thank you!
It was very easy to set up my fundraiser. There were even step by steps on how to set up your banking information. The emails I received were supportive and helped me get the most out out of my fundraiser.