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$1,723 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 25 months
Alone In The Universe By Colin Brennan

Colin Brennan has been given the honour again to grace the LIVE stage at The Mermaid Theatre in London, England on May 7th, 2016 for and on behalf of Autism's Got Talent hosted by Anna Kennedy OBE
Three years ago, at 10 years old, Colin was on European soil for the first time in his life. Then, he sang "Different" on stage and caused many a teary but happy face to the hundreds of audience members. Now, in 2016 Colin has been given a new invitation to sing, "Alone In The Universe." As this was a total surprise to Colin to be asked again to sing for the welcoming and beautiful people of England, we were caught off guard financially so therefore this new Fundraiser. Also, the Canadian Dollar exchange in comparison to the British Pound Sterling is so very low now that it is going to cost an extra $700 alone just to bring food money for the trip! To buy 700 pounds in Sterling is $1500 Canadian today! Ouch!  The Air Canada plane flight tickets to London Return will be the largest expense that we have to purchase on our own. Anna Kennedy has been generous enough to cover our Hotel lodgings to be able to be at the rehearsal and to perform on the big night but not for anything else. The sooner we book and pay for the Airflights the more money we save! The donations received will be used entirely to purchase the Plane tickets to the U.K. and back home. To return to London and perform for the 2016 Audience is a huge deal for Colin! He will be thrilled to be on that gorgeous theatre stage once more, now a much more grown-up young teen! In the past three years Colin has come a log way, singing for thousands of people and this exciting trip will only enhance his life experiences even more! Also, Colin has been invited to sing on a Radio Show in Newton Abbot for the Positively Autistic Group with Joe Westlake and Tracy Roberts before the May 7th, 2016 Event! For any and all people who donate any amount, Colin will be happy to ship to your home address copies of any and all of his current and past CD's free of charge! Simply give us your full mailing address and with your donation they will be sent to you right away! Colin will be also making a Huge Thank-You card to all people who donate for this trip! Colin will be mentioning any sponsors toward this trip on the stage so if you are part of any type of group donation please mention it to us so we can include you in our Tribute! Colin's parents will be working very hard to obtain as much extra dollars as they can aside from donations in the next 4 months. With you generous help we can make this wonderful opportunity for Colin to shine for Canada and North America on stage in Great Britain! Thank you so very much and Blessings to all! 

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Our good friend Robert Hewett Sr. from The United States has been kind enough to have his many Author friends agree to donate a signed copy of each individual book they have written for any donations that come into this account on behalf of Colin! Robert is an award winning Author himself of several books with magnificent poems. We will provide you with further details as they arrive, but know that now you can receive a autographed book with your donation and a signed copy of Colin's CD as well! Thanks to all and Blessings!
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We are 8 days away from when we are suppose to leave for beautiful England! We are still up in the air if we will be able to go, as we are so short of what we need even now! If we borrow all the money for the plane flight and hopefully pay it all off in the next 12 months through working including Colin singing's gigs that actually pay him, then perhaps it could be done, but a big upset at this time is that our extended trip to Newton Abbot to visit Joe Westlake and Tracy Roberts and everyone at Positively Autistic has to be abandoned due to the additional costs for trains and hotels for that trip. Very unfortunate but necessary! Sorry Joe, Tracy, Diane, Sarah,and Nicola! The next 4 days will be very telling! Thanks to all who have been so generous for Colin in trying so hard to make this dream a reality!
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In three days we will be forced to declare this fundraiser a failure! For whatever reason, this time the donations that came in three years ago were nowhere to be found this time. Quite disappointing, but we thank all the new donors who DID come through for Colin! We will be trying to come up with the remaining funds by contacting some wealthy people we are acquainted with as a last ditch attempt!
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It is now April 2nd, 2016 and it looks like I will have to let Anna Kennedy and Lisa know that Colin will NOT be able to attend and perform at this years AGT due to a failed attempt to Crowd Fund for the Airplane tickets. If I don't purchase the necessary tickets by April 15th, 2016, then it will be too late. We are nowhere near what we need to buy these tickets. It's been a tough start and it appears to be a rough finish. Three years ago we were successful in our fundraising through the generous donations of many different people and corporate sponsors, this time around those same people have been completely absent. Poor economic times? For some yes, for many others no. I could borrow the funds we need to buy the tickets but it would definitely put us in a huge financial strain for at least a year, and that would be just too difficult for our family. Assuming no miracle happens in the next 2-3 weeks, we will be offering anyone a refund of their donation. (Except for the people who we sent Colin's CD's to as the cost to send them was close to their donations.) Should you wish to be kind enough to allow Colin to keep your donation, it will remain in his personal RBC bank account and will be used for his next trip to sing at an event within Canada or the U.S.A. which will NOT require any further funding as it is MUCH less expensive to travel within North America vs. Europe. Thanks to all so far for your generosity and kindness! Blessings to all! :-)
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$1,723 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 25 months
Created January 10, 2016
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$15
Victoria Strivens
22 months ago

Good luck Colin! See you soon! :) xx

GC
$100
Gregory Cross
22 months ago (Offline Donation)

From Colin's long time Vocal Coach! Thanks so much!

$10
John Davis
22 months ago

Awesome rock on forever

LS
$20
Lori Shayew
22 months ago

Do your thing, Colin!!! Enjoy England.

$100
Esther Harris
22 months ago

Good luck! Much love from Esther and The Square Peg team xxx

$10
Jean Nicol
22 months ago

I will try to find 199 more people to donate $10!

CB
$135
Colin Brennan
22 months ago (Offline Donation)

This "Donation" was from Colin earning this money by singing two days ago at a Senior's Home in Oakville. There were about 60 people in attendance. He sang 6 songs!

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