Monkey Puzzle Bexleyheath Fundraiser Crashes Facebook!

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Bexleyheath didn’t quite realise how many people would take part in a fund raising effort to raise money for a mother who is seeking to have a second Stem Cell transplant in her battle against Leukemia.

4171863_1480460019.5095Sasha relapsed after an initial stem cell transplant in August 2016 and has been told that the best possible treatment for her would be to try for a second time.

Sasha was then hit with the bombshell that since July 2016 the Government had made a decision to stop routinely funding second stem cell transplants, leaving Sasha no option but to find the £130,000 cost herself.

This is when her friends stepped in and created a Go Fund Me campaign.

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bexleyheath owners Parv and Jenny Choudhury were alerted to the cause by members of staff who knew Sasha through a local Theatre school that also visits the nursery on a regular basis. He immediately discussed effective ways in which the nursery could help.

Alongside a private donation Parv and Jenny decided to share a link to Sasha’s funding page on the nursery’s Facebook page, promising to donate £1 for every like and share it attracted.

After posting late on Thursday night in no time they were approaching 300 likes with the link also being shared over 200 times.

They then decided to up the offer for that weekend offering a £5 donation for each like up to limit of £3,000.

The activity was so great that Facebook couldn’t keep up and their page crashed!

Commenting on the success of the campaign, Parv said, “We are amazed how successful this campaign has been and the ripple effect created by the shares, leading to even more shares resulted in £10,000 being donated to the cause this weekend alone. Sasha still has a way to go before reaching the £130,000 target but this has given everybody concerned a major boost and they now believe the potentially life saving figure is achievable.”

He added, “We must not become complacent however. There is still nearly £30,000 needed and we are aware that time is not on our side so I would ask everybody to find the time to either donate directly to Sasha’s funding page or continue to like and share our post”

You can find out more information on the campaign’s progress or how to donate directly here.