Little Belle’s Magic Fund

Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Oct 29, 2017

On April 25th 2017, our dearly beloved Little Belle passed away...
You can read more about this day and our goodbye on our website:www.littlebelle.org

This ongoing fundraiser was made for her, to help her with her special food from the U.S. and with her medical care. The idea of a fund for Little Belle was based on requests of so many of her friends from all over the world. We will forever be grateful for your amazing support, love and compassion.

In memory of Little Belle, we established a special foundation with the most beautiful name "Little Belle's Magical Sanctuary". Together we will continue with her mission; to help the dogs in need, to give a home to the old(er) dogs, dogs who are sick or differently abled. I know Belle would want many other dogs to experience what she did for over 6 years after 12 years of severe suffering. To finally live life to the fullest with love, joy, happiness and lots of magic!

Because our goal has changed now, there is a new fund that will help Little Belle her family, our Little Belle's Magical Sanctuary, see: Little Belle's Magic Fund

Little Belle her legacy lives on through all of us and she will keep inspiring us with her strong warrior spirit. Her passion for life, love, hope and magic is a never ending story ♥


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Dearest Irene: Thank you for sharing Little Belle’s story and her magical adventures with us via Facebook. It brings joy to my heart each morning when I read about our little angel girl and her specially-abled brothers and sisters. I am so proud to be a member of Little Belle’s magical family and hope that the small donations that i give to Little Belle’s new magical fund will help you continue your selfless work of giving love and a new home to those gorgeous furbabies in need. Bless you Irene.

Jennifer Collins

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Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Aug 30, 2017

Dear friends,

This is the first update of Little Belle’s Magic Fund that I write without Belle physically by my side. Although it’s really hard with a lot of emotions flowing, I want to hold on to the beautiful thought and heartwarming feeling of your amazing love and support of my wonderful little girl.

The name of her fund is for a reason, the magic that Belle creates and spreads around the world is beyond amazing. I feel such an enormous gratitude to all of you who donated to help her and to help other animals in need. The same applies to all of you who sent Belle her special food that she needed so much for her health. I just can’t find the words to thank you all, I hope you all know how much this meant, and still means, to Belle, me and the rest of our family.


The last update was in December 2016.
Since then, the total amount of donations is: $ 6.234,16 (€ 5.216,43)
> 30% of the donations goes to Bianca shelter = $ 1.870,27 (€ 1.564,95)
Total expenses (including donation to Bianca): $ 5.818,85 (€ 4.868,92)
At the moment left on Fund account: $ 415,30 (€ 347,51)

About a week before our journey in Portugal, we asked if people would like to make a 100% donation to Bianca, and the response was overwhelming… Because of the extra donations, we can transfer a total amount of € 3.051,65 to Bianca! Thank you so much! Soon, I will share with you where the donations will go to.

Of course, I want to keep it open and transparent to all donors, so also this time Suzana Narat from Australia and Stéphanie Lecoutre from Belgium checked all the finances and related documents again and they confirmed everything is in order. I will attach their reactions below this post. Thank you so much for your help again, Suzana and Stéphanie.

This ongoing fundraiser was made for Little Belle end of September 2015, to help her with her special food from the U.S. and with her medical care. The idea of a fund for Little Belle was based on requests from so many of her friends from all over the world and this was the start of an amazing amount of support with helping Belle with her food and medical care.


In memory of Little Belle, we established a very special foundation: Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary. Together we will continue with her mission; to help the dogs in need, to give a home to the old(er) dogs, and dogs who are sick or differently abled. I know Belle would want many other dogs to experience what she did for over 6 years after 12 years of severe suffering. To finally live life to the fullest with love, joy, happiness, and lots of magic!

When everything is arranged for the foundation, we will write a new update. Until then her Magic Fund will stay open because friends asked for this which is so very heartwarming. Your donations will go to Little Belle her canine family to help them with their care. And of course, as we always did, 30% of the donations will go to Bianca Association in Portugal, the organization that saved Belle.

Little Belle her legacy lives on through all of us and she will keep inspiring us with her strong warrior spirit. Her passion for life, love, hope, and magic is a never ending story.

Thank you for all your love, compassion and support! Together we can create miracles ♥

Irene, Little Belle’s mom
August 30, 2017


Dear Irene,

As always I am glad to help you, Belle and your family and I am happy to continue if my help is required in the future.

As always you are very thorough in everything you do, also in your accountancy. As usual, everything is very transparent, food, vet bills, homeopathic bills and also a clear list of the donations and how and where they get spent. Belle was a lucky girl to have you as a mom and her magic and spirit and love lives on through all of us and will keep helping others in need like her trough Belle her trust funds.

I am very proud and happy to be part of the big Little Belle family and grateful for the trust you put in me.

With love to you and Belle and your beautiful family,
Stéphanie Lecoutre

Dear Irene,

I hereby inform you that I have read and matched the invoices, receipts, statements and all documents relating to this matter you have sent.
I have found that all mentioned is truthful and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Regards
Suzana Narat.

PS
My personal note to all:

Just a little note to all of you, involved in this very important matter. I have been honored by Raadshooven family in trusting me to overview the Fund. Furthermore, I was given a wonderful opportunity to follow Little Belle’s journey as a friend and admirer of intelligent, selfless, tireless, compassionate and loving family. Little Belle has a legacy, and will continue with her new foundation, her Sanctuary, which I am very fond of and have no objection for the remaining amount to be transferred from this Fund to the new foundation.
I have to admit, this time was a little bit more, can I say heavier to my heart, for me, to do the financial review, as Little Belle is not with us anymore. I needed a little bit more time to collect my thoughts, but with her beautiful spirit around me and the knowledge that her inspiration lives on I have diligently and of sound and determined mind completed given task. And I am if you, Irene wish, happy to continue checking the finances.
I am applauding once again all the people donating, you have made such a difference to a very important cause through wholeheartedly helping Irene to succour and aid Little Belle’s health, helping her to have better quality of life, supporting her in a quest for better world, better understanding of importance of being kind to all sentient beings, to love and respect one another. Little Belle had, and continues to spread a goodwill among us and I for one salute and commend Irene and Raadshooven family for dedication and tenacity. I can feel the eternal gratitude and gentle words of thank you for everything from the Little Belle in heaven.

Yes, and also a big, big thank you from me to all of you and, please, if you are able and have the opportunity, do continue supporting this remarkable cause. Every little bit helps.

Yours sincerely
Suzana Narat



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Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Aug 30, 2017

Dear friends,

This is the first update of Little Belle’s Magic Fund that I write without Belle physically by my side. Although it’s really hard with a lot of emotions flowing, I want to hold on to the beautiful thought and heartwarming feeling of your amazing love and support of my wonderful little girl.

The name of her fund is for a reason, the magic that Belle creates and spreads around the world is beyond amazing. I feel such an enormous gratitude to all of you who donated to help her and to help other animals in need. The same applies to all of you who sent Belle her special food that she needed so much for her health. I just can’t find the words to thank you all, I hope you all know how much this meant, and still means, to Belle, me and the rest of our family.


The last update was in December 2016.
Since then, the total amount of donations is: $ 6.234,16 (€ 5.216,43)
> 30% of the donations goes to Bianca shelter = $ 1.870,27 (€ 1.564,95)
Total expenses (including donation to Bianca): $ 5.818,85 (€ 4.868,92)
At the moment left on Fund account: $ 415,30 (€ 347,51)

About a week before our journey in Portugal, we asked if people would like to make a 100% donation to Bianca, and the response was overwhelming… Because of the extra donations, we can transfer a total amount of € 3.051,65 to Bianca! Thank you so much! Soon, I will share with you where the donations will go to.

Of course, I want to keep it open and transparent to all donors, so also this time Suzana Narat from Australia and Stéphanie Lecoutre from Belgium checked all the finances and related documents again and they confirmed everything is in order. I will attach their reactions below this post. Thank you so much for your help again, Suzana and Stéphanie.

This ongoing fundraiser was made for Little Belle end of September 2015, to help her with her special food from the U.S. and with her medical care. The idea of a fund for Little Belle was based on requests from so many of her friends from all over the world and this was the start of an amazing amount of support with helping Belle with her food and medical care.


In memory of Little Belle, we established a very special foundation: Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary. Together we will continue with her mission; to help the dogs in need, to give a home to the old(er) dogs, and dogs who are sick or differently abled. I know Belle would want many other dogs to experience what she did for over 6 years after 12 years of severe suffering. To finally live life to the fullest with love, joy, happiness, and lots of magic!

When everything is arranged for the foundation, we will write a new update. Until then her Magic Fund will stay open because friends asked for this which is so very heartwarming. Your donations will go to Little Belle her canine family to help them with their care. And of course, as we always did, 30% of the donations will go to Bianca Association in Portugal, the organization that saved Belle.

Little Belle her legacy lives on through all of us and she will keep inspiring us with her strong warrior spirit. Her passion for life, love, hope, and magic is a never ending story.

Thank you for all your love, compassion and support! Together we can create miracles ♥

Irene, Little Belle’s mom
August 30, 2017


Dear Irene,

As always I am glad to help you, Belle and your family and I am happy to continue if my help is required in the future.

As always you are very thorough in everything you do, also in your accountancy. As usual, everything is very transparent, food, vet bills, homeopathic bills and also a clear list of the donations and how and where they get spent. Belle was a lucky girl to have you as a mom and her magic and spirit and love lives on through all of us and will keep helping others in need like her trough Belle her trust funds.

I am very proud and happy to be part of the big Little Belle family and grateful for the trust you put in me.

With love to you and Belle and your beautiful family,
Stéphanie Lecoutre

Dear Irene,

I hereby inform you that I have read and matched the invoices, receipts, statements and all documents relating to this matter you have sent.
I have found that all mentioned is truthful and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Regards
Suzana Narat.

PS
My personal note to all:

Just a little note to all of you, involved in this very important matter. I have been honored by Raadshooven family in trusting me to overview the Fund. Furthermore, I was given a wonderful opportunity to follow Little Belle’s journey as a friend and admirer of intelligent, selfless, tireless, compassionate and loving family. Little Belle has a legacy, and will continue with her new foundation, her Sanctuary, which I am very fond of and have no objection for the remaining amount to be transferred from this Fund to the new foundation.
I have to admit, this time was a little bit more, can I say heavier to my heart, for me, to do the financial review, as Little Belle is not with us anymore. I needed a little bit more time to collect my thoughts, but with her beautiful spirit around me and the knowledge that her inspiration lives on I have diligently and of sound and determined mind completed given task. And I am if you, Irene wish, happy to continue checking the finances.
I am applauding once again all the people donating, you have made such a difference to a very important cause through wholeheartedly helping Irene to succour and aid Little Belle’s health, helping her to have better quality of life, supporting her in a quest for better world, better understanding of importance of being kind to all sentient beings, to love and respect one another. Little Belle had, and continues to spread a goodwill among us and I for one salute and commend Irene and Raadshooven family for dedication and tenacity. I can feel the eternal gratitude and gentle words of thank you for everything from the Little Belle in heaven.

Yes, and also a big, big thank you from me to all of you and, please, if you are able and have the opportunity, do continue supporting this remarkable cause. Every little bit helps.

Yours sincerely
Suzana Narat



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Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Dec 06, 2016

Dear friends, I would like to share with you an update about my Magic Fund with an overview of the donations and the costs from end April until early December 2016.

Total donations: $ 1970,80 (€ 1835,50) > 30% of the donations goes to Bianca = $ 591,25 (€ 550,65)
Total expenses (including donation to Bianca): $ 3160,30 (€ 2943,40)
At the moment left on my Fund account: $ 60,00 (€ 55,90)

There were more costs the last few months because of my health, they could be paid with also the donations that were left from the last update, but as you can see there is not much left in the Fund at the moment. So next times, we probably have to pay my food and medical expenses from our private account.
I want all my wonderful donors to know that Irene and I are forever grateful for the amazing amount of donations made to my Magic Fund, I could never imagine that one day I would have such beautiful friends all over the world who are willing to help me. It touches us deeply...

Suzana Narat from Australia and Stéphanie Lecoutre from Belgium checked all the related documents again and they confirmed everything is in order. I will attach their reactions below this post. Thank you so much for your help again Suzana and Stéphanie.

If you have any questions about the fund, please feel free to contact me.

With a very happy smile and a grateful heart we thank you! ♥


Dear Irene and Queen,
Thank you so much for your trust in me again. I looked over all documents sent to me and as always Irene, you keep a very clean en transparent bookkeeping. Everything is very clear and is more than okay.
Invoices with payments to- Pet clinic Zuiderkaag
- Joanne Parham for the food cans
- Homeopathic medicines from Homeo Natura
- Internist consults
- Echography
- Bioresonance therapy

This is for Little Belle, as we all know she hasn’t been so well lately but she’s a fighter and the love bond there is keeps her strong to.
And then as always you think of others, want to help save lives beyond your family so there was also donated to Bianca Association and to straydogs Serbia to help the ones whom had not such lucky life until now. As always the funds are used to do good for Little Belle and family and friends.
Irene and Belle, you are an inspiration for all of us every single day and that’s why so many people follow your life course and want to help.
We do it out of love and respect for all you do Irene and for all what Little Belle and paws deserve in this life and next.
Thanks again for your trust, with love Stephanie Lecoutre


Dear Irene,

I have read all the documentation/receipts you included and I found to the best of my knowledge everything to be in order. I have to applaud the people who took their time and donated to Little Belle’s Magic fund.
One of the reasons i agreed to help, beside my admiration for Irene, was to be part of all the goodness, and witness big hearts people have and help each other. I know Little Belle went through rough time health wise lately and that reflected on funds needed to cover the cost,and I am so happy that funds were available, but I am so in awe of you, and full of respect that you selflessly help dogs in need in Portugal and Serbian forgotten paws.
I also found one name repeatedly, Francoise Vranken, and if I may I would like to thank her so much! I do hope sincerely that fund will grow and that magic will continue. Thank you Irene.

Kind regards,
Suzana Narat



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Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Apr 27, 2016

Dear magic friends,

In this third update I would like to give you a new overview of the donations and the costs from end November 2015 until end April this year:

Total donations: $ 1.992,45 (€ 1758,55) > 30% to Bianca, which is $ 597,75 (€ 527,55)
Total expenses (including donation to Bianca): $ 2.654,73 ( 2343,10)
At the moment on the account: $ 993,90 (€ 877,25)

Suzana Narat and Stéphanie Lecoutre checked all the documents again and they confirmed everything is in order. I will attach their reactions below this post.

If you have any questions about the fund, please feel free to contact me.

It’s beyond amazing how much money already is donated and sometimes it can feel so unreal, but then I realize it’s really true! I don’t know how to thank you, how can that be enough? When Irene tells me about my Magic Fund, I can feel her emotions, that so many people help me with my food and medical costs is a beautiful gift that we feel deeply in our hearts.

Although I am a tiny little dog, I think I am also the most expensive one… I know that Irene never feels this way, she does everything in her power to give me the best life possible, and now also with your wonderful help.

With a very happy and grateful smile, we thank you ♥


Dear Irene,

I have checked the update on Little Belle’s fund and I can verify that everything is in order.
I am so happy that so many friends support and donate as Little Belle is worth every cent and it is so important to make her life so much easier, and happier. Thank you, Irene, for being so kind and also sharing with Bianca and helping other animals in need.

Kindest of regards,
Suzana


Dear Irene, Little Belle and family,

I have seen the bank details of Little Belle's Magic fund and everything is fine, but again no doubt that everything is done into perfection by you. Many faithful donors and you think of those who need support in their struggle to save animals and help the organization where Belle was saved.

Further I saw the payments for Little Belle her food and the treatments she desperately needs for her health. As transparent as possible.

Again thank you for the trust you have in me by sending me this documents. You are an inspiration to follow and I think I can speak on behalf of many people. You can do what many can’t and what many would like to do. We all look forward to your adventures and thereby you bring cheerfulness and a smile in our day.
We love you, Stéphanie

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Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Dec 09, 2015

Dear friends, I would like to give you a second update about my Little Belle’s Magic Fund. You can read about my first update, the money received at that time and how much money was transferred to Bianca, below this update.

Since the last update there were again so many wonderful new donations and the total amount until November 28 is $ 1.192,17 (€ 1.091,83). As you all know, 30% of this amount goes to Bianca Association, the shelter who rescued me and who has a lot of dogs in need under their care. Irene has transferred to them the amount of $ 357,65 (€327,55). They are very happy with this, they said that Little Belle is doing lovely work. I love that of course, but I can only do this because of you, because of your love and trust in me.

Unfortunately people can’t see at the fund page how much of the money is left. So I will tell you with each update how much there is still on our account. From the beginning till now there is donated so much!

Total donations: $ 3.855,56 (€ 3.531,06)
Total expenses (including the donations to Bianca): $ 2.259,33 (€ 2.069,17)
At the moment on the account: $ 1.596,24 (€ 1.461,89)

Because I want to give full disclosure and reliability, I asked 2 people to check, every once in a while, the account of the fund and all the incomings and expenses. Suzana Narat and Stéphanie Lecoutre will help me with this, so nice of them! This Monday Irene provided them all the papers and they said that everything was fine (I included the answer of Stéphanie below). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them.

Thank you so much! It can still feel so overwhelming and I can’t express enough how much this means to me and my family, we are very touched <3


Dear Irene and Little Belle and family,

I’ve watched the emails related to the fund as requested and everything is in order, I'd definitely no doubts.

Like anything you do for your dear ones, you are also in this particularly efficient.

I have seen regular payments to Joanna Parham, who as we know sent the special food for Little Belle and furthermore veterinary and homeopathic treatments for Little Belle and vitamin treatments.

Also you never think only of yourselves, but also to all others like Belle and transferred fine amounts to Bianca Association, where they rescue dogs like Belle and give a life.

Our faith in you is more than deserved, I would say keep up the good work and to the people who care about Belle and dogs in need, as you can miss something even a little, it can make a world of difference for an animal in need. Stéphanie Lecoutre



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Update posted by Irene van Raadshooven On Oct 16, 2015

Dear friends, I promised to give regular updates, so this is my first update since my fundraiser started. Last week I did a withdrawal from the fund at GoGetFunding and also transferred the money received via PayPal to my bank account. I also had 2 donations directly to my bank. Since then there were also new donations again, but I didn't withdraw this money yet. So I count from last week and the total amount on my bank account, minus the costs charged by GGT and PayPal, is 2.790 dollar (? 2439,-)! It continues to amaze me a lot when I read the amount again?

As you know 30% of this goes to Bianca, which is 837 dollar (? 731,70)! Yesterday I transferred this amount to Bianca Association and I already got the confirmation that they received the money.

Joanna, who sends my delicious food, recently sent the invoices to our address. Once I will have these, I will transfer the money to her.

There are of course many animals who need help at Bianca and I asked Ana Duarte, the founder of Bianca, if she can share some animals at Bianca to whom the money of the fund can go to, they need help with the costs for their operation or medicines. I will share them today in a post on my Facebook page Little Belle with a note from Ana Duarte.

Isn?t it amazing how you my beautiful friends, just because you love me so much, you don?t only help me, but also other animals in need! It?s quite emotional for Irene and me to realize and feel that although I am so little, I inspire so many people around the big big world. A true, profound and beautiful miracle?. Thank you deeply from my heart <3


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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson Yoa re all that and more! Love Always Suzana

Suzana Narat

Update posted by Oct 19

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You have a lot more as of today. WOW, such love, such magic!

Cheryl Farley

Update posted by Oct 18

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You have a lot more as of today. WOW, such love, such magic!

Cheryl Farley

Update posted by Oct 18

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I’m happy to see how much love and help people have sent for you and your friends Little Belle. You are an inspiration to us all :)

marilyn parry

Update posted by Oct 16

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Please help donate to Little Belle's Magical Sanctuary, such a worthy cause.

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Irene, this isn't much but hope the money can help wherever it's used. Sending lots of love in memory of Little Belle and her family. Rose Lawson

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poursuivons avec la même foi

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Wishing Kintana a speedy recovery❤️ You are all in my prayers🙏🏻

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For Kintana's surgery

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Irene, thank you for taking such good care of these animals. The love you have for them is simply amazing. You are the epitome of unconditional love! May God continue to bless you. xo

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Thank you for all you do Irene...you are truly an angel

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