For Karina


raised in 152 days



To transform the sensory garden of Roy Kinnear House, a home for 6 young adults with severe disabilities, where my sister so happily lived.

by Rory Kinnear in Twickenham, England, United Kingdom

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Patrick Rylands 18th September 2020

Although I have no direct experience of Karina's illness via my friends and family, I was so moved by her brother's account that I would like to help. Karina's spirit and the love she created should be an inspiration to us all. I attended St Mary's 30 years ago and so I know where the house is - it is in a lovely location. Well done in the care you are providing - I wish you well for the future.

Lynda Kershaw 29th August 2020

I was moved by Rory’s Guardian article. You powerfully express what many others also believe. We are so sorry for your loss and heartbreak.

Rachel Lunney 18th August 2020

What an inspiring story. It spurs me on as a GP, to give & also to receive, which Karina evidently did in large measure. I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely sister.

S. Bairstow 16th August 2020

With greatest sympathy to all who new Karina, and in hopes of joy in her memory for others. Those we love are never truly gone if we remember them.

Mrs Teresa Soul 20th July 2020

My brother is autistic with learning difficulties and many years ago I met Roy Kinnear at a function and we had a lovely chat about Karina and my brother and their needs and he was so kind and I know how much a sensory garden would mean to my brother and I hope this small donation will go some way towards giving some joy to others.

Cynthia Kirby 18th July 2020

There’s hope. I became a contact tracer because I desperately needed a job. I have learned so much. I understand what your child went through, but yet I have no idea. I ask God in his awesome and magnificent wisdom to please give us a cure and a vaccine. In Jesus name, amen.

Jessica Beynon 8th July 2020

I was moved by Rory's lovely words about Karina in his piece for the Guardian. I hope many people come to enjoy the garden and are uplifted by it.

Alexandra Kotsias 8th July 2020

I know what it's like to grow up with a sister with a severe disability and how painful it can be. At the same time, the strength they can give you and the pure joy and love, is like nothing else. Sometimes also a calmness you can't get from anyone else. You are doing amazing work and I hope this tiny contribution helps. Thank you.

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