Creating Memories

Sarah Bradbury Start Date: Jun 1, 2017 - End Date: May 31, 2018
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  • Montana, United States of America
  • Wyoming, United States of America
  • South Dakota, United States of America
  • Colorado, United States of America
  • Salem, United States
  • Boston, United States

My Travel Story

by: Sarah Bradbury Start Date: Jun 1, 2017 - End Date: May 31, 2018
Those of you who follow me on my social media, or who have read my previous updates, will know I started this page for my own purpose; it was all about me and a road trip I desperately want to do, taking along with me my best friends youngest 2 children - my best friend died 6 years ago and her kids have been through hell and back during this time. Since starting it though, I have realised they are still young and we have plenty of time to go travelling together. My Mum, however, is not a youngling anymore, she is an older lady, so I have changed everything to make it about her. 

She's had a pretty awful run of things in the past 12 months suffering some devastating losses which knocked her for 6. She's also been without gas for over 3 months now (due to a leak which cannot yet be found) so she's living with no heat, no hot water and no cooking facilities other than a microwave (I know to many such things are a luxury, however, she's an OAP and heating is so much more than a luxury to someone of her age). 

Not once have I heard her complain though throughout it all. 

This page is now about raising the funds to give her something to look forward to. I'd love to take her to the East Coast of the USA so she can finally meet the family she has always dreamed of, yet never knew existed until a few years ago. Her time on this earth is limited now (although not too limited, I hope) and it would be lovely to get her out there while she is still able to travel and before some of the older relations on the other side of the pond are also still fit/well enough to receive visitors.

I cannot afford to send her out there myself; if I could I would be making donations to other people's fund raising pages, rather than asking random strangers to show me (and now, her) kindness. I do buy a lottery ticket each week (someone has to win) but until such time as my numbers come up, I shall be on here as often as I can, hassling you all to see if you might be able to dig deep and help me, help my Mum. 

It would mean the world to both of us, not that she will ever know anything about it until such time as it is all booked and organised for her.
  • United States of America
  • Montana, United States of America
  • Wyoming, United States of America
  • South Dakota, United States of America
  • Colorado, United States of America
  • Salem, United States
  • Boston, United States

Updates

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  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
    I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year - a bit late in the month, I know, but things have been all over the place, as those of you who have ever lost a beloved pet will understand.

    My Mum is still struggling to deal with her loss (it's not helped that this week would also have been my Dad's birthday). We are still without gas, so no heating, hot water or hob to cook on (someone has told me this week not to complain about such things as they are luxury items and not a necessity - on this they are correct, however my Mum is a pensioner and I think heating and being able to cook should never be a luxury for someone of her age). As you can imagine, she is feeling very down. Because of her sadness, sorrow and struggle, I am even more determined than ever to make this page work.

    Those of you who follow me on my social media, or who have read my previous updates will know I started this page for my own purpose; it was all about me and a road trip I desperately want to do, taking along my best friends youngest 2 children - my best friend died 6 years ago and her kids have been through hell and back during this time. Since starting it though, I have realised they are still young and we have plenty of time to go travelling together. My Mum however is not a youngling anymore, she is a older lady, so I have changed everything to make it about her, and getting her over to the East Coast of the USA so she can finally meet the family she is always dreamed of, yet never knew existed until a few years ago. Her time on this earth is limited now and it would be lovely to get her out there while she is still able to travel.

    I cannot afford to send her out there myself; if I could I would be making donations to other people's fund raising pages, rather than asking random strangers to show me (and now, her) kindness. I do buy a lottery ticket each week (someone has to win) but until such time as my numbers do come up, I shall be on here as often as I can, hassling you all to see if you might be able to dig deep and help me, help my Mum.

    It would mean the world to both of us, not that she will ever know anything about it until such time as it is all booked and organised for her.
  • It's All Getting Real Now :)

    It's all getting real now :)
    Rather than sitting back, hoping (always hoping) someone is going to come across this and be kind enough to donate the whole amount in one go (you've no idea how amazing that would be) I've also been doing my bit and have been selling off stuff I no longer need (I used to have my own place that was full of stuff - when I moved back into the family home that stuff all went up into the attic where it's stayed for way too many years). I figured as I am likely to be here for many years to come, it was time to sell some bits and bobs.

    This morning I had a total up and am so chuffed to discover if I do this trip as a foursome (that's taking both kids as I would love to) then I am 10.05% of the way to raising the total amount needed; if, for some reason, there ends up just being 2 of us, then I am 13.93% of the way (I have a feeling my nephew will pull out at which point the friend who may (may not) be joining us would also be a no-show as he doesn't like to travel in threes - however, if he did decide he wanted to come he'd need to then only find his flight money as the rest is accounted for in the fundraising).

    I always knew this would happen. We will make this trip possible :)