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Please help me get home for Christmas with Rich!
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Help to Make our Christmas Wish Come True! I am trying to get enough money together to get home for Christmas and bring Rich with me. Flight costs have sky-rocketed this year, with a single ticket (not even direct) costing in excess of ...

Help to Make our Christmas Wish Come True!

I am trying to get enough money together to get home for Christmas and bring Rich with me. Flight costs have sky-rocketed this year, with a single ticket (not even direct) costing in excess of £1,000.00 (that's over $1,500.00 for the Americans out there!)...each! Needless to say, this is extortionate. As if that wasn't bad enough, Rich and I have just moved into a house (renting) which has been an enormous expense (getting the deposit, paying rent a month in advance, getting tables, shelves, a lawnmower, etc) and as a result we are struggling to be able to afford to get home for Christmas.

Why is it important for me to get home?

Every year at Christmas the house is full: my sister, brother in law, neice and nephew fly in from LA, my Granny and usually one of my dad's sisters fly over from Switzerland and/or England, my brothers both get time off work, my friends from college and high school are all around - basically, it's the only time I get to see everyone all at once and it's a very special time for me! I am desperate for Rich to experience the joys of Christmas in my home (even if we do have to sleep on the floor ;) ) - plus he's never met a lot of my extended family (including my Granny) and this would mean the world to me.

A few years ago I suffered an abrupt and tragic loss. It was this loss that made me realise how short life is and though Rich keeps saying "I'll save up and go next year," you just never know if you will get a next year, so you have to take advantage of the now! (Not to mention next year the prices will probably double again anyway).

All I can do is plead - and I am a proud person who does not often ask for help, but in the spirit of giving and the spirit of Christmas I would ask for this small token from you.

If you were going to buy me a drink next time you see me, please don't - put £5.00 in the fund instead. If you were going to send me a card, please don't - put £1.00 in the fund instead. We will feel grateful for anything we receive - be it $1.00 or £1.00, $20.00, £50.00, even if it's as small as quarters, pence or pennies. We will be grateful for any and all help we can get to get over to Florida for Christmas!

In return for this, I can give back as well! I am very good with Excel, Word, presentations, cooking, cleaning, dog walking, babysitting - you name it, and I'll try! Plus I will be posting a number of photos and videos from our time over there (if we can make it!) to show you just how happy you have made us - please please please consider giving...you will ceratinly help to make this a Christmas to remember!

PS - Just in in case we go over our goal, any additional funds will be donated to the Red Cross Typhoon appeal to those affected by the terrible storm in the Philippines

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