For those that do not know Sam's story, Sam B'stard runs the Cornish based animal charity, Last Chance Hotel. She has been sadly diagnosed with terminal cancer, but is fighting hard and receiving treatment. Sam's entire life has been dedicated to helping animals, and now it's our turn to help her to achieve something on her bucket list!
One of the things Sam would like to do is travel the UK in a campervan: The Lakes, Wales and the West coast of Scotland, just to name a few. A campervan would give Sam the freedom to travel when she feels well enough to do so, with no prior planning as at times she is too unwell and it is unpredictable.
Sam would like the camper to be sold when she passes away, and all the proceeds to go to the charity that she has dedicated her life to.
We had successfully raised over £3000, and with Sam's own savings too, she purchased a camper in Plymouth. The seller was well aware of Sam's illness and her intentions and he assured us that it was as described. However, after taking the van to the garage to be checked over, it has been found that the vehicle infact needs to be written off: head gasket gone, gearbox needs replacing, major holes in bodywork, electrics need redoing...the list goes on.
This is a devastating blow, and the news on the van was received during Sam's end of life meeting with her cancer nurse. Sam feels like she just can't take another blow.
We are currently pursuing a claim through Small Claims Court as the seller is refusing a refund, but these things take time and Sam is terminally ill, so we are trying to raise money to help her travelling dream come true as soon as possible.
Please, please donate what you can, or share with friends/family. Sam has touched so many lives by helping rescued animals find their forever homes, and saving the lives of hundreds of helpless animals, so let's do something to show we care
- Debbie Atherton
- lisa bond
- Amy Siviter
Organiser and beneficiary
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