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My Journey to British Citizenship

£1,353 of £1,243 goal

Raised by 92 people in 10 months
From Britain to British

For years I have struggled with getting a passport because according to our government, being born here does not make me British.

I was born in St Luke’s hospital in Bradford West Yorkshire. I studied in Carlisle Cumbria and I am a qualified teacher. Now I work full time for the Local government whilst paying into the same system that denies me what I believe to be my identity.

Without British citizenship I cannot get a passport. I don’t know what it is like to visit family abroad, I never met my elderly grandparents before they passed, I don’t know what it’s like to book a spontaneous trip or feel the holiday sun.

A few weeks ago i wrote to my MP for help and he was lovely enough to contact the passport office on my behalf, but nothing changed. They said I don’t class as British but I could apply for a whopping £1163 + £80 admin fee!

At first I felt guilty at the thought of crowd funding but so many of encouraged me to go for it so here I am!

If I am lucky enough to raise more than my target, my plan is to hold a concert/fundraiser to raise more awareness and donate to an immigration focused charity that I will announce on my FB page.

Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to do this. Your love and support has given me more hope than I could have dreamed of! Finally, thank you to those of you who have taken the time to read this, who have taken the time to share and donate. I am forever in your debt.
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Hey all! I’m trying to get around to everyone individually but if I haven’t yet, I just want to say another huge THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart I honestly can’t thank you enough! We are currently at £731!!! So close to the finish line in such a short space of time! Thank you all again! Wishing you all the best and thanking God for each and everyone of you, Irene xxx
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