Sam Billingham is a survivor of domestic abuse. She works tirelessly and voluntarily to support others and raise awareness of domestic abuse.
This blog post from Sam explains how she was recently contacted by a twitter user, who appeared to be a 'Foundation' who said they take bullied kids on trips and promised her a trip to Disneyland for her little girl. Over the moon, she told her little girl (who she calls Little Miss). Little Miss was of course delighted as this would be dream come true for her.
Unfortunately this turned out to be too good to be true. An online search reveals no information about this 'Foundation'. The twitter account of this 'Foundation' had been tweeting bullied teenagers encouraging them to contact their 'support line' number. A google search of this phone number tied it back to this pair. So it seems one big hoax.
We may have gotten it wrong. But... when the 'Foundation' responded on twitter, their tweets included some nastiness including a tweet to Samantha which stated: “There are lots of people that want a trip or a holiday and to be honest I would rather give your place to someone that deserves it”.
Saddening, disgusting and a little girl will be left heartbroken.
Which is why I have set up this page. We as a community on twitter can set this wrong right. If we each donate even just £1 we can make Little Miss's dream come true - and she can indeed go to Disneyland Paris.
Please consider it - any donation no matter how small will help so much.
Please share with others - together we can achieve this!
Who am I? My name is Amanda O'Connell and I am just another twitter user who is a concerned person trying to set someone else's wrong right.
How do you know that I am genuine? Samantha Billingham is now being emailed my name, phone number and a copy of my passport photo page, so she can see exactly who I am.
And how will the money get to Samantha? No money will pass through me at any point. I cannot stress this enough. This page is linked to a paypal account which belongs to Samantha herself. I have merely set this page up, and will help advertise it. No money comes to me.
And who is Sam? You can check her website (SODA Club) and see the great work she does for others. You can also read her blog which tells you much more. This isn't just about righting someone else's wrong - this lady does so much for others, let's give something back to her.
So please donate a little if you can... and even more importantly, please spread the word, and help us make Little Miss's dream come true!