Irish Mother Needs Help

$16,010 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 242 people in 5 months
My name is Sarah and my children and I urgently need your help.  I am an Irish citizen with Permanent Residence living in Canada.  My son is 10 years old and my daughter 7 years old. They have always been cared for by me.

For the past 4 and a half years I have been separated from my husband, going through the court system alone in a foreign country and have worked tirelessly to build a great life for my children here. As of last Friday, my ex-husband has been granted sole custody of our children. This means I will have no further rights to guide them or make any decisions for them.  The children are being moved to another city, despite being completely settled and having a life and home they love here. The children are devastated, I am devastated.  Nobody can understand how this has happened and our only hope is to lodge an appeal. The Notice must be lodged within 30 days of January 25th. The appeal is going to cost somewhere upwards of $100,000. It is our only hope.

I have spent everything I had and borrowed more to fund everything so far and make a safe life for the children here. Please could you help to fund this appeal? Our lives are in complete turmoil and I don't know how else I can fund the legal costs. I can’t discuss details but anyone that knows us knows this is wrong.

A small donation from many people would help pay the legal costs of the Appeal, with the hope that the children can stay in their home, with their mother, stay in school with their friends and have a chance to grow in a secure environment.

Thank you to everyone who is sharing and supporting this. I’m lost without you all ❤️❤️
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Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared and supported us. The Notice of Appeal is in and there is so much more hope now. Please keep sharing and know that I am eternally grateful and amazed by everyone’s generosity and kindness.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far. Please keep sharing xx
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Raised by 242 people in 5 months
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$1,000
Mum & family friends Wall
2 months ago
LC
$100
Linda Coughlan
2 months ago
IF
$445
Ian Family Friend
3 months ago
NC
$200
Ned Coughlan
3 months ago
$45
Terri Frederickson
3 months ago
RM
$18
Rose McCaul
4 months ago
MC
$100
Marie C
4 months ago
BB
$100
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4 months ago
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$100
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