Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX published the appeal by the excellent Duncan Shipley Dalton, an ex-soldier and barrister qualified in Northern Ireland and now living with PTSD in England, who needed to raise over £2,200 pounds to cover the cost of qualification to the bar in England and Wales.
Duncan’s PTSD had resulted in him living on disability benefits but he has been a huge friend to SKWAWKBOX readers, providing free, detailed legal opinions that have helped suspended and disenfranchised members and others. So we considered it a privilege to help with his appeal.
And we have the most magnificent readers. In around just 7 hours, the amount needed was exceeded by enough to offset Duncan’s crowdfunding costs as well as his exam fees. Duncan and his family were blown away by your generosity – so much so that he’s made a video to thank everyone who supported him.
In the videoDuncan outlines what it means to him and pledges to use his qualified status to help Labour members and to work for proper democracy within the party, as well as paying moving tribute to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the impact he had on Duncan’s life at a dark time..
Please watch, share and let Duncan have your support via the comments on his video:
Thanks also from us to everyone who donated, shared the video or offered moral support if they weren’t able to donate. There are ups and downs of running the SKWAWKBOX, but being able to help you to help Duncan was a huge ‘up’ and we’re very aware of the privilege and humbled by it.
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