#longcovid #messageinabottle

Thousands still suffering from long term COVID-19 need support - please help fund our projects to raise awareness.

 

Research conducted by several scientific institutions is showing that a significant number of people affected by COVID-19 go on to have symptoms for months after their initial illness. Most of us are young, previously healthy individuals who, by the official definition, initially suffered a “mild” form of the disease. Yet, months later, most of us are unable to return to work and to function at the level we were previously functioning at before falling ill.

This is beginning to attract the attention of the media, with articles being published in The Guardian, The Independent, the BBC, the Atlantic, and almost every major news provider.

Despite that, the U.K. Government has so far failed to acknowledge our existence and to provide us with the medical attention and treatment we need, as is being done in other countries.

We have therefore decided to launch a campaign to raise public awareness of our ongoing plight. The money we gather will be used to fund three different projects.

1.) Open letter: We plan to write an open letter signed by as many of us as possible that will be sent to decision makers, key figures, and officials in the U.K. government and the Healthcare sector to raise awareness of what we’re going through.

2.) Short Film: We are planning to produce a short film that will highlight what we’re going through. The film will include pictures of fellow “Long Haulers” holding up personal messages.

3.) Message in a Bottle: We plan to deliver a number of messages written by fellow Long Haulers to the door of Number 10, Downing Street. The messages will detail the suffering each writer has endured and will each be individually packed in a test tube to emphasise how trapped and isolated we feel.

The funding will cover the costs of all three projects plus any future endeavours that the campaign team believes will contribute to raising awareness of long term covid sufferers, as well as any additional costs incurred.

The campaign team will not receive payment from the funds.

A detailed breakdown of costs as well as a description of the work currently being done can be provided by contacting the campaign team.

Any enquiries should also be directed at the campaign team.

Any funding we don’t use will be donated to food banks across the nation.

The team can be contacted at [email redacted]

Artwork

Victory by Vibrata Chomodoris
www.vibrata.com
Instagram: @vibrata

  • Daisy Kirtley 
    • £50 
    • 2 mos
  • Lucy McDonnell 
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
  • Paul Power 
    • £5 
    • 6 mos
  • Janet Gunter 
    • £50 
    • 6 mos
  • Leen Alfar 
    • £14 
    • 8 mos
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Fundraising team: LongCovidTeam (2)

Layth Hishmeh 
Organizer
Raised £89 from 6 donations
Camberley, South East England, United Kingdom
Sandra Edwards 
Team member
Raised £130 from 3 donations
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