Autistic Michael Sandford needs your help!

(3 Posts)
michaelsandfordcampaign Fri 29-Jul-16 23:10:41

I am working on a high-profile campaign which has just been launched, which I'm sure many parents out there, especially those with autistic children, will be able to sympathise with.

On 18th June at a Donald Trump rally, a young British man named Michael Sandford attempted to grab a police officer’s gun to “kill Trump”. Michael is on the autistic spectrum, and has been charged on three counts, meaning he faces a potential 30 year prison sentence. He is currently in a mainstream US prison, which cannot provide all the help and support that he needs to cope with his condition. Not only is he on suicide watch, he also has no way of contacting his mother Lynne in the UK. I'm sure you can imagine how incredibly traumatic this situation is for both Michael and Lynne, who is currently living in Dorking with her three year old daughter.

Our aim is to raise enough funding to facilitate Michael’s repatriation so that he will serve his time in the UK, under the correct kind of authority for someone with ASD.

Anything that you can give will be so greatly appreciated: www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/michaelsandford/

Your help could make a huge difference to Michael and his family.

IamtheZombie Fri 29-Jul-16 23:17:29

Did you obtain MNHQ's permission to post this?

michaelsandfordcampaign Sat 30-Jul-16 11:51:57

Yes I did. I emailed MNHQ and they advised me that either this Charities noticeboard or the Petitions section of Mumsnet would be the best place to post.
It is a very worthwhile campaign.
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/30/mother-of-briton-accused-of-attempting-to-shoot-trump-launches-crowdfund

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