Let me start by saying thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page.
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For those who may not already know, my mother Mary Safo, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on 9th November 2012 aged only 48. For 25 years I have been blessed with a wonderful mother whose kindness resonated through every fibre of her being. My mum had an unrelenting happiness which was infectious, a smile which filled your heart with warmth, and a heart so pure she didn't know how to not be genuine. Although I'm devastated not to have my mum here with me anymore, I'm happy she is in a better place where she deserves to be.
I owe my mum everything, she was a wonderful example of the type of person I still aspire to be like, which is why I want to give her a respectable goodbye.
Despite my family and I pulling together all our resources, due to the unexpected nature of her passing, it has been difficult to acquire all the necessary funds for her funeral. All I want to do is give my Mum the best farewell that I can. Unfortunately I am struggling to contribute as I am in the middle of my post grad studies. I need to raise £5000....This has led me to take the decision to raffle my car! My aim is not to make any money personally but to contribute as much as I possibly can to my Mum’s service. I have been pondering over the decision to be so public with my mums death as it is such a personal and sad circumstance however after some careful thought I came to the conclusion that I not only wanted to raise money for my Mum’s funeral but to let people know about this wonderful woman that I was blessed to have as a mother. Should by any miracle there be any resdiual funds at the end of the raffle I will donate this to MIND http://www.mind.org.uk/, one of the charities, supporting an illness which affected my mum.
The reason for the delay for my mums funeral is because my mum will be repatriated to Ghana, and this requires a lot of time to prepare. A funeral service will be held in London mid Jan , then subsequently a few days later her body will be flown to Ghana where my mum will finally be laid to rest next to her dad. The time I am having to wait to gain closure has been extremely difficult to say the least, but what I am trying to do for my mum has kept me going for her.
If you would like to aid me in my cause I am selling raffle tickets for £2, the prize to the winning ticket holder will be my car Isabella #GetACarFor2Pounds. Izzy is a black VW Golf MK4 1.6 litre petrol. She is in good condition and has been extremely reliable to me. I will be sad to see Izzy go but I know that she is playing her part to help my Mum. The funeral service for my mum will be held mid Jan so my plan is to hold the raffle draw on 10th Jan DJ Iain Dale from LBC 97.3 has kindly agreed to do the draw for us, which is amazing as it helps people to be reassured that the cause is genuine. I will put up a video of the draw and the winner.
If you want to buy a raffle ticket you can do so by selecting the "Buy Now" button (a paypal link) below; your paypal transaction ID will be your raffle ticket number.
RAFFLE NOW CLOSED!!!!
You can also email me at [email protected] if you want a paper ticket or more information. Remember, if you win, you will be getting Izzy for just £2 #GetACarFor2Pounds!! Visit the "donations" page to see the progress of the fundraising.
If you would like to make a one off donation, of any amount, you can also do so on the "donations" page but please note donations made this way will not be included in the raffle.
Thank you so much for your time, generosity and kindness.
THE RAFFLE WILL BE HELD ON 10/01/2013 AT 5PM SO PLEASE DO NOT BUY TICKETS AFTER 4PM ON THIS DAY. WE WILL ALSO STOP TAKING DONATIONS AFTER 12/01/2013 23:59PM . SHOULD WE RECEIVE ANY FUNDS AFTER THIS TIME, REST ASSURED THIS WILL GO TO MIND.
If you wish to know more about my mum, myself and Izzy (the car!) , have a look at my video on the "My Story" page and feel free to leave comments on the "Guestbook" page.