Hi my name is Tom and I have been living with schizophrenia for almost twenty years. During this time I have experienced troughs of despair and peaks of satisfaction. My friend Simon has been a good support to me over the years as he has been diagnosed longer than I have. Simon is going through a bad time at the moment and it is his birthday next month. Neither of us are working because of our illness. Simon really struggles with crowds when he is going through a bad patch so going out to a restaurant is out of the question. It will really help his recovery if we can organise a dinner party to celebrate his birthday. Only family and friends will be invited. As a surprise I am trying to raise enough money to pay for a local chef to cook the meal for us and organise a cake.
I hope you will be able to spare a little as it will go a long way. Thank you.