Give a Girl an Education

by Amber...Zoe in 

We did it
On 10th September 2015 we successfully raised £4,595 with 153 supporters in 28 days

Fundraising for 16 year old Amber to access further education from home as her mental health issues rule out college. She's not giving up.

by Amber...Zoe in


thenosuchdisco 27th August 2015

Hello Amber/Zoe! So glad to see you have reached your target. I'm so happy for you! I wish I could give more... I truly would if I could! Hope your A Levels are a success and that you go on to bigger, brighter and most spectacular things! Dave.

johnsparkle 24th August 2015

Hi - great to see U reached the first target - now trying for later things - After A levels U may well go to Uni if hopefully U overcome your problems or maybe Open Uni if you still not able to attend classes etc - just keep going Amber and do all you can.

chasmofbooks 21st August 2015

I'm all for continuing education. Have a great school year, Amber! I don't usually do these type of things but I just couldn't pass this one by. I wish you the best of luck and hope that your health also improves. :)

bridgeanne 21st August 2015

Dear Amber, I am sorry that I can't give more - but I hope that you will get your target. I think it is terrible that you are in this position, and I hope we can all do more to raise awareness for others and change funding for others . Many congratulations on your enterprise and bravery! Anne Booth

catdoyle 20th August 2015

The very best of luck, Amber. Anxiety is really horrible, but don't let it stand in your way. Your determination is amazing. Stay strong and positive. x

sara.yasmin 20th August 2015

I said I'd do a random act of kindness today and it's donating to you. I'm a teacher who knows exactly how debilitating a mental illness can be. I wish you all the best with your studies. It's amazing what you can achieve with determination. Well done for all you have achieved so far. Keep going!

anonymouse 19th August 2015

This is Amber's mum. I have just pledged on behalf of Rachel H who pledged off-site via Paypal. Huge thanks to you lovely lady! :)

jomorris 19th August 2015

Lots of luck Amber, hope you really enjoy your English Lit studies and that you don't get too stressed, and that you can keep blogging too xx

louisa.reid 18th August 2015

Good luck and keep reading! I hope you love studying English Lit. If you ever need any help, you know where to find me! x

alisonc 18th August 2015

Good luck with your A levels Amber (I have no doubt they will be going ahead as you are almost there), and I hope you get the results you are hoping for on the 20th August x

samthomas 18th August 2015

Hi Amber! Best of luck with raising the money! I only wish I had more to give. Anxiety is horrendous, but it will get better I promise! Only just discovered your blog through some press coverage, looking forward to having a read! Good Luck! x

cintia.pinto 18th August 2015

Hi Amber! I wish you all the luck in the world with your project, everyone deserves an education. I only have social anxiety myself and it's hard enough, I can't even being to imagine what you're going through. I am so so impressed with your determination, best of luck! Also, I really like your videos and blog! From a fellow book blogger xxx

cazmo2204 17th August 2015

I wish you the best of luck with your project. For some strange reason this morning I turned on Sky News before I went to work and saw your interview. I suffered from the exact same anxiety as you do - also right before my GCSEs. CBT is the only thing that helped me through it and the support of my family. I'm now 26 and have achieved things I never thought would be possible. I know you will get there in the end, it does get easier. Caz x

carolyn.schofield 17th August 2015

Hi, I have pledged because my daughter did her A levels by correspondence course after struggling with college due to clinical depression and anxiety (and she also has dyslexia). Since then she has completed a history degree at university followed in the past few years by a nursing degree. She is starting working as a nurse soon, and last week we heard she obtained a first in her degree. It may not seem like it, but anything is possible from where you are now. All the best.

lisadrakeford 16th August 2015

I'm so incredibly proud of you. As you know, I work with young people who don't go to school for medical reasons, so I know EXACTLY how hard you are working. Full, full, full admiration, young Amber. You deserve it! xxx

katyhaye 16th August 2015

Amber, I hope you reach your target. I wanted to urge you to keep fighting for medical help, too. As someone who's dealt with anxiety issues I'm appalled that your support got pulled out from under you and doctors won't consider drug therapies (yeah, okay, so mind-altering drugs should be treated with caution, but surely there are alternatives!). How you study best is how you study best, but I hate to think of you having to change your life to fit your illness instead of overcoming your illness so you can live YOUR life. Best of luck with your results next week, and with everything that lies ahead!

kieraobrien23 16th August 2015

Hello, just wanted to say I think this is an amazing project to contribute to. I have a young cousin suffering from anxiety and I think this school could help her too. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. Also, as for my book, would you like a copy? I can get my publisher to send one to you. Wishing you all the luck in the world with this, though I'm sure you'll get your target amount. Kiera xx

jennyglo 16th August 2015

Best of luck and happy times to you, Amber! (PS: somehow have managed to sign up for your red reward - please don't bother: I'll be hugely happy to see you reach your target/dreams!)

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