Marilyn's England Trip

$2,416 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 36 people in 40 months
Marilyn Ann Francis  S ZANESV, OH
Hello, my name is Ryan Comins. I am writing this on behalf of my friend Marilyn Francis. Both of us are members of Positively Autistic, an international autism awareness charity. While Marilyn and I have never met in person, we have collaborated with charity members over in England to host a podcast called Positively Autistic: The Poet's Interest: By Marilyn and Ryan. Last September, members of Positively Autistic asked Marilyn and myself if we would want to come over to London England this April to finally meet charity members in person, see many different sites throughout London, and to see their hometown of Newton Abbot.

While I have the means to attend this trip at this time, Marilyn does not. She has poured much of her resources into her daughter Leslie, who was severely disabled. Most unfortunately, Leslie passed away in September just weeks after we came up with the idea for the England Trip. Marilyn and her family then proceeded to move out of their house, leaving behind many painful memories. Now, Marilyn does not have the funds to participate in this trip which is why we are asking you for help.

We would like to raise $2500 to cover the flight to England and for other trip expenses. Our trip will take place in early April so we would like to raise the amount well before that time. We cannot do this without your generosity. Thank you for reading.

Autism is a neurological disorder that affects 1/88 kids and many cases have gone undiagnosed. Characteristics vary from mild social and cognitive difficulties to an inability to connect with the world around them. Positively Autistic strives to raise Positive Autism Awareness through weekly podcasts on Blog Talk Radio and other charity events held locally in Newton Abbot, U.K.

During the course of the England Trip, Positively Autistic will hold a conference discussing the future of the organization bringing together all their members for the first time. The conference will be held in the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust at Seale-Hayne located in Newton Abbot. The date of the conference is yet to be determined.
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Update 26
Posted by Marilyn Francis
38 months ago
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WOW!!! I am 89.64% the way there, this is INCREDIBLE!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

If you would like to help, you can make a donation by clicking on the link below, thank you so much!
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Update 25
Posted by Marilyn Francis
38 months ago
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WOW!! I'm almost 70% to my goal!!! This is incredible!! I have only got $759.00 left I need to make my dream possible. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help, it is amazing!
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Update 24
Posted by Marilyn Francis
38 months ago
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Please help me if you can, I really need your help, thanks...
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Update 23
Posted by Marilyn Francis
38 months ago
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I'm 46.76 to my goal.

This year, it would make my DREAM come TRUE if I'm able to go to England, it will be a lifeline for me and I love you all for helping me in this!

Please read more and help if you can!
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Marilyn Francis
39 months ago

Im raising to make my England trip possible this April: I am Marilyn Ann Francis, volunteer and host of Positively Autistic radio a charity educating and creating positive autism awareness. Positively Autistic, who are a charity in Devon, England, UK, have invited me over to meet their team and hold a meet up/convention. I am raising funds in order to make this possible, so that I can fund my flight and hotel costs. Please help me, no matter how big, or small your donation is, it helps! Thank you so much and please share this link to friends and family who you may think would like to donate to me. Marilyn

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$2,416 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 36 people in 40 months
Created January 1, 2014
Marilyn Ann Francis  
$100
Pamela Carpenter
38 months ago

As per my 5 sisters request, I am donating a portion of their birthday gift to be given to Marilyn so that she may enjoy a lifetime adventure and join her friends at the Positively Autistic convention in April. Happy Birthday Sharon, Marilyn, Bobbie, Kelly and Kim ! Off to England you go Marilyn, ENJOY !!

AH
$75
Audrey Henderson
38 months ago
$300
Sharon Heise
38 months ago

So happy to sell some jewelry for a great cause! Marilyn is going to London!!!!!

$150
Sharon Heise
38 months ago

I am posting this donation from my sister Kimberly Francis Shaw. We are all so happy to support our sister,Marilyn , in this great opportunity for her. :)

BC
$25
Beth Carpenter
38 months ago

Enjoy your trip Marilyn!!

$25
Jean Nicol
38 months ago

A little bit from sales of The Eating Game ~ hope there will be more! :)

$162
Tracy Roberts
38 months ago

the money raised from my sponsored walk in the forest to help Marilyn. a huge pleasure.

$125
Sharon Heise
38 months ago

This donation represents my sisters request for a portion of their birthday gift, this year from me, be given to Marilyn for her trip! How awesome is that? Happy Birthday to all my sisters!

$25
Pamela Carpenter
38 months ago

$25.00 Donated by a good friend with a good heart, who just stopped by with good wishes and best of luck to Marilyn to help Make her dream come true. Thank you Val Ferguson Myers, we love you and your kind heart !

$260
Joe Westlake
38 months ago

This is the sponsor money in which I raised from the Sponsored Walk in which I did at Haldon Forest Park, it is also the money in which my mum raised from the jewellery party fundraiser. Can't wait to meet you in April Marilyn, you deserve this and it was an honour to raise the money for you!

Marilyn Francis
39 months ago

Im raising to make my England trip possible this April: I am Marilyn Ann Francis, volunteer and host of Positively Autistic radio a charity educating and creating positive autism awareness. Positively Autistic, who are a charity in Devon, England, UK, have invited me over to meet their team and hold a meet up/convention. I am raising funds in order to make this possible, so that I can fund my flight and hotel costs. Please help me, no matter how big, or small your donation is, it helps! Thank you so much and please share this link to friends and family who you may think would like to donate to me. Marilyn

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