Hi, this is Val and Antonio and welcome to our Go Fund Me page.
Meet Igor - a 36 year old Londoner from Moldova. An ex-soldier, husband, friend and all round stand-up human being.
In the three and a half years that we’ve had the privilege to know him, he’s always shown himself to be the most helpful, humble and loyal man - he’s never even taken so much as a sick day.
To look at him, you’d think butter wouldn’t melt, though you’d probably think twice before trying to mess with him, wouldn’t you?
Cancer however, had other ideas.
Being the picture of health, we could never have imagined that he would be diagnosed with stage 4 cancer just four months ago. We were all gobsmacked and incredibly saddened. Igor is not just a fantastic colleague and a hard grafter, but also a star human being as well. Unfortunately, cancer does not discriminate, but trust us when we say the world needs more people like Igor, now more than ever!
Unable to work, he has been just about getting by with rent and bill payments, but with the government’s furlough scheme ending at the end of October, running into financial difficulties by the end of the year is looking like a very certain reality. We, Antonio and Val (Igor’s managers at Assist Security) are determined to do everything we can to help him, but we need your support.
Our goal is to raise £5,000 to cover Igor’s living expenses for the next three months (now furlough is over). Here’s what we’ve got in mind:
Three Months. Three People. Three Challenges.
Antonio and Val have set themselves a 3 month challenge where they will carry out three separate challenges:
1. Val’s Parachute Jump. As if that wasn’t daunting enough, Val also has the additional challenge of needing to lose 10KG in one month, not just because he’d actually like the parachute to open when he jumps, but because he was literally too heavy at the start of this challenge to even qualify! As a bonus, his 66 year old aunty Olga will also be jumping with him!
2. Always a man of intrigue; Antonio’s Challenge will be revealed once Val has jumped and like Val, will have one month to prepare and execute.
3. Last but not least, the man himself Igor will show us what he’s made of and BEAT cancer!!
While it’s clear that Igor has the biggest challenge of us all to face, both mentally and physically, we want to show him that we are 100% behind him and we genuinely believe he’s got this.
We are funding these challenges out of our own pockets, aided by the amazing generosity of Planet Organic who have donated vitamin supplements to assist Val’s weight loss, as well as the support of our incredible friends and family.
By bringing all of this to your attention, we hope that you will find it in hearts to make a donation, no matter how small, to help Igor and make the world a better place.
So dig deep, and let’s show cancer and 2020 what we’re all made of! Let’s do this, Igor!
- Natalia Van Putten
- SERGIU BANARU
- Cristina Rusu
- Angello Ago
- Olga Boldesco
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