Crowd Funding Appeal

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Neil Graham
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Crowd Funding Appeal

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:59 pm

Many of you will have heard in the national press of the family tragedy that befell one of our local players earlier this year. Although everyone else has lawyers paid for by insurance or public funds, there is no such provision for the family who are now trying to raise funds so they can be represented at the pre-inquest hearing. Please give your support and pass on to others via social media. If one student life can be saved when the coroner makes his recommendations it will be worthwhile.

Details here:- https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/natashainquest/

Neil Graham
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Re: Crowd Funding Appeal

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:53 pm

I have received an e-mail from Bob Abrahart as below together with links :-

Update on Natasha is dead. How could this happen?

Solid progress was made in January and February:
• We have now raised £21,522 towards our current target of £50,000. Thank you all so much for your generosity and trust.
• Two substantial articles were published [Sunday Times Magazine (20th January, subscription required); The Guardian (22nd January, available to everyone)]. This generated a short burst of significant additional contributions to our crowdfunding campaign.
• BBC East Midlands Today (26th February) reported on our trip to Westminster in support of Legal Aid for Inquests. Please consider SIGNING and SHARING an associated petition to the Lord Chancellor.
• The university and health services provided further statements and additional documentary evidence. This has filled in several gaps but other important material is still awaited and will need to be disclosed. Each time we dig a little deeper into a specific matter it raises yet another set of questions that should also be answered.
• The coroner’s expert witness report has been completed.
• The requirement for a 3rd and final pre-inquest review hearing has been confirmed. This will now take place at 1 pm on Friday 12th April.
• The full 3-week inquest is still scheduled for 7th-24th May.

Thanks also to everybody who has shared our crowdfunding web page, or either of the two recent substantial newspaper articles. It is important to spread the word about what we are doing.

We are touched that so many people have contributed to our cause and continue to support our campaign for truth, justice and accountability. Some of you have your own devastating stories and our hearts go out to you when we read your comments.

If everyone who has so generously contributed could simply ask just one other person to also give a small amount we would make significant progress towards reaching our target. Please tell one other person about Natasha's story and point them in the direction of our crowdfunding web page.

This fight is for everybody, and with your backing, we are now firmly on our way towards establishing exactly what happened to our daughter in Bristol.

Lessons can and will be learnt.

Thank you for helping

Robert & Margaret



https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... t-bristol?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why- ... kbg9mmwc3?

https://www.inquest.org.uk/legal-aid-for-inquests?

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... -inquests?

Neil Graham
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Re: Crowd Funding Appeal

Post by Neil Graham » Wed May 29, 2019 3:17 pm

If you've been following this (and I hope you have), the inquest is now over with the local health partnership found culpable "Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP) "significantly underestimated" her condition and there was a "gross failure" to provide care."

There is plenty on line about this so I attach one link:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-48293881

There is a BBC1 documentary tomorrow night Dying for a Degree https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005j ... ium=email about the case.

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