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DIANE ABBOTT CARE PACKAGE

£5,935 of £6,000 goal

Raised by 606 people in 8 months
05/07/17 THIS GOFUNDME HAS NOW ACHEIVED ITS GOALS! WE GAVE BOO A CARE PACKAGE, DONATED THE FUNDS, AND LADY DI IS BACK ON HER FEET, TEARING UP WESTMINSTER.

Any further money given will be donated at organisers' disrection to the longlist of charities who appealed to us for funds (see 'OTHER HACKNEY ORGS YOU CAN HELP' at the bottom).

We urge you to support these causes too if you can, either via this page or directly.

If you have ended up here you probably have a pure soul and a kind heart and can spare at least a fiver.

G'wan, make someone's day.



WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR DIANE <3


Our girl Abbott had to bow out from campaigning after nearly THREE DECADES battling combined racism & sexism with one hand, and building up Hackney with the other.

That aint right.

We know she gon' be back though, rising from the ashes like Solange to take her Seat At The Table. And by table we mean Cabinet. And by seat we mean the position of Home Secretary, haters

Right now Di's in serious need of self-care & we want to say thank you for being the mostest so we going to send her a care package.

Care Package contents*:

- Some TLC (albums CrazySexyCool and FanMail)
-  Audio recording of Serena Williams reading Maya Angelou
- At least two litres of coconut oil
- Some beautiful bars of CHOCOLATE
-  A copy of Michaela Coel's Chewing Gum Dreams
-  Bouji af Candles (fyah bun dem)
- Homemade fried plantain
- Rose Granger-Weasley fanfiction

*Provisional. We skipped the chocolate, fanfiction and audio recording in the end because of time constraints and concern that choc isn't conducive to D's condition.

For real though, we GENUINELY sent DA a boom-ting care package! We spent £83.18 of donations on it, after which every penny extra was donated to three Hackney charities. 

If you want to send Diane a private personal message, or gift her a real-life object/voucher/treat, email or DM us and we will either arrange to get it from you or advise you on how best to get it to her yourself.


ORIGINAL BEYONCE GIF ARTWORK
http://www.popaesthete.com/
Cristo Saez - www.instagram.com/popaesthete


YOUR BEST REVENGE IS YOUR PAPER £££

Here's where we're sending the muns:

First charity chosen is Hackney-based Project Indigo for LGBTQ+ youth. http://www.offcentre.org.uk/project-indigo/

The second Hackney charity we'll be supporting is THE CRIB.
http://www.thecrib.org.uk

"The Crib is a social inclusion/Intervention project which works with young people aged between 9-24. Who are NEET - At risk of offending, Gang affliated or are in ‘Targeted’ groups in areas which need support, Delivering positive activities to help develop positive young citzens."

The third and final charity is the Refugee Women's Association.

http://www.refugeewomen.org.uk/ 


WHAT DIANE DONE FOR US <3 <3

So she aint perfect. She slipped up more than once. She's abrasive. But the level of vitriol, recycled hate and scrutiny she's been subjected to in comparison to other (paler, maler) MPs who fudge their numbers, make spurious statements, actively offend and don't know their Brexit from their breakfast is objectively insane. 

Check out a summary of bae's political career on her website:  http://www.dianeabbott.org.uk/about

Cast your eyes 'pon the Media Diversified piece on Misogynoir vs The New Politics that inspired this campaign:  https://mediadiversified.org/2015/09/25/misogynoir-vs-the-new-politics/ 

Bridget Minamore's excellent article on black women being put off politics by racism and misogyny
https://www.the-pool.com/news-views/opinion/2016/20/racism-and-misogyny-explains-why-there-are-so-few-black-women-in-politics 

Lady Di herself speaking out as recently as February 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/14/racism-misogyny-politics-online-abuse-minorities  

Gaby Hinsliff for The Guardian on the bullying of Aunty Di
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/06/diane-abbott-bullying-shadow-home-secretary-attacks 



WHO SET THIS UP?

Sophie, 27, comedian and Hackney North resident.

Tony, 25, film professional. Resident in Haggerston.

We vow to have complete transparency on what is sent to Diane and where the funds end up.  

Hold back the hate guys. This is a time for love.

#noracism
#nosexism
#nomisogynoir



OTHER  HACKNEY ORGS YOU CAN HELP

CHUFFED - Ali's Passport
https://chuffed.org/project/alis-passport

Hackney Women's Haven
https://www.facebook.com/WomenHaven/

Hackney Migrant Centre

http://www. hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/

Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation Home

https://www.hackneyicare.org. uk
 
Women for Refugee Women

http://www.refugeewomen.co.uk/
 
Sistah SPACE Against Domestic Abuse 

Sisters of Frida Disabled women 

http://www.sisofrida.org

City and Hackney mind

https://www.mindinhackney.org. uk 

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HERE BE THE MATHS!

TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED £5,935.00 (you cuties)


GoFundMe (5%) £296.75
Payment Processing Fees (2.5% + 0.2) £271.21
VAT £59.35

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Total Fees £627.31


FINAL BALANCE £5,307.69

CARE PACKAGE CONTENTS

BOX 12.95

THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE ONLY WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN (BOOK) £6.00

1L ORGANIC RAW VIRGIN COCONUT OIL £10.98

TLC CRAZYSEXYCOOL/FANMAIL £3.65

LANSON PINK CHAMPAGNE £25.10

CHEWING GUM DREAMS £9.99

RED SHRED TISSUE PAPER £6.96

CARD & FRIED PLANTAIN £7.50

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MESSAGE PRINTOUT FREE

RED ROSES DONATION

EAST WICK CANDLES x4 DONATION

TOTAL £83.13

TOTAL FOR CHARITY (FINAL BALANCE - CARE PACKAGE CONTENTS COST)

£5224.56

SO EACH OF THE THREE CHARITIES RECEIVED...

£1741.52




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Excellent supporters of the Diane Abbott Care Package! You might remember this super limited-edition design? Just flagging that THERE ARE ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO BUY THE TEE OR THE SWEATSHIRT - then they're gone forever ever.

Imagine padding to the bathroom with this baby and no pants on. Or buying groceries rocking this and a sweet pair of dungarees. Or getting mad when the human you've been seeing slips it on and says 'this is mine now' because that cotton is so damn buttery.

You could also buy one for a loved one, if you're, like, the nicest person ever.

Proceeds go to Women Against Rape, design is by the talented Leyla Reynolds from Gal-Dem and props, as always, to Aunty Di (ane Abbott) for the inspo.

BUY HERE --> www.weareprintsocial.com/campaigns/the-queen-di-tee
Sweatshirt and other colours available.
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YUP, that's right... it's a QUEEN DI TEE for charidee

our comedy friends MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS have collaborated with artist Leyla Reynolds (head of illustration at gal-dem.com) to create some super-sweet limited-edition unisex items, profits going to the organisation Women Against Rape. this is the one if you want to show some low-key#AbbottAppreciation, look fly and help provide invaluable services to self-identifying women at risk by supporting hideously underfunded charity. they're only available for just under a month so if you are both socially and fashion-conscious go purchase yourself / a loved one / the women helped by WAR some everlasting happiness.

https://www.weareprintsocial.com/manic-pixie-dream-girls

for those of you not glued to the news, Abbott spoke out yesterday about the racist and sexist abuse she receives - definitely worth a watch.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-40586335/labour-s-diane-abbott-tells-of-racist-and-sexist-abuse

Stay woke, kids! Big love.
• THE QUEEN DI TEE •
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☀️ HELLO SUNSHINE☀️

You guys are heroes. Diane was so grateful for your selfless support, kind words and fried plantain. Our three charities have been transferred their funds and are endlessly grateful to everyone who donated.

We've posted a full breakdown of where all the funds went , as well as - don't skip this - a short list of overwhelmingly wonderful charities that would still love £££ and need help BAD - please spread the love and do what you can - even if all you can do is £3, £5, £10, it makes a difference.

Thanks again to everyone reading, and @HackneyAbbott, for your excellence.

FRIDAY FEELING Y'ALL. Keep fighting the good fight.

✊️‍
Lady Di with her care package.
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Final list of charities. Fundraising officially ends today (Friday) at 5pm. Anything you can do to boost this fundraiser or any little shrapnel you can give would mean the world to everyone involved.

YOUR BEST REVENGE IS YOUR PAPER.
Here's where we're sending the £££

First charity is Hackney-based Project Indigo for LGBTQ+ youth. http://www.offcentre.org.uk/project-indigo/

The second Hackney charity we'll be supporting is THE CRIB.
http://www.thecrib.org.uk

"The Crib is a social inclusion/Intervention project which works with young people aged between 9-24. Who are NEET - At risk of offending, Gang affliated or are in ‘Targeted’ groups in areas which need support, Delivering positive activities to help develop positive young citzens."

The third and final charity is the Refugee Women's Association.

http://www.refugeewomen.org.uk/

Thank you so much for your support.
Doin it and doin it and doin it well
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