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Simon Buckingham

Principal Barrister at Buckingham Law

Years participating: First year newbie

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Our current donation progress.

Has raised: $1,075.00

Target: $1000

Why am I doing the Lifewise Big Sleepout?

Hi all

On the 4th July I will be made homeless..... Again! This is an issue close to my heart. I have been homeless in London as a teen, and believe me, it is not fun.

My advice for the night? Here are some tips:

1. Draughty and dry is better than no draught and wet. Find somewhere dry.

2. Screwed up newspaper stuffed down your sleeping bag and clothes will help keep you warm.

3. Sleeping as a group retains warmth, but not so good if someone whiffs a bit!

4. If the Police come and hassle you, be polite. It is better to move along and find another site than spending a night in the drunk tank!

5. Keep your sense of humour.

Please sponsor me in this. I am keen to help Lifewise succeed in this. Heck! I will even offer free legal advice to those who are homeless with me.

All the best

Simon

About me

I am a Barrister, and very interested in social issues. As a teen, I was homeless on the streets of London, so I know how tough it is. My advice? Warm clothes and lots of newspaper. If it gets cold, screw the newspaper up page by page and stuff it all down your sleeping bag. It makes it warmer and more comfortable lying on the ground.

I pulled myself up thanks to support from charities like Lifewise, and a bit of luck and determination. Ending up in New Zealand, I retrained as a Lawyer, and now am poor, as I mainly do those cases everyone else refuses because they do not pay.

My future is bright. I am keen to stand for Parliament with the Labour Party if I succeed with selection and candidacy. If I do make it, I believe that as well as being the first Autistic Spectrum Lawyer in New Zealand, I will be the first Autistic Spectrum Parliamentarian. A lot of homeless people have neurodiversity and neurological issues to contend with, and these issues in a rigid society can themselves be a barrier to getting back on one's feet. I want to give the disenfranchised a voice. Naive maybe, but on this I am passionate.

See you all there

participant's donation history

Amount Message Details Donated On
$20.00 Warm wishes for the night! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from DJ D.V.Ant (Kim) 04/07/2013
$10.00 Good luck! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Tasch Garland 04/07/2013
$20.00 Good for you. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from James G 04/07/2013
$10.00 stay warm. amazing cause, well done Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from ST 04/07/2013
$5.00 Good on you Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from 04/07/2013
$10.00 Great cause to get behind. Good luck! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Roger Smith 04/07/2013
$10.00 Good luck Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Vaun 04/07/2013
$20.00 Good luck & don't freeze. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Flo Suess 04/07/2013
$5.00 Donated for Mandy's birthday, but great work! Almost at your goal! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Matt Adam 04/07/2013
$5.00 happy belated birthday mandy Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from mel walker 04/07/2013
$50.00 Best of luck Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from James M 04/07/2013
$10.00 Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Fan Boy 04/07/2013
$10.00 For Mandys Birthday Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Gavin Dickmountain 04/07/2013
$5.00 Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Abbie Dods 04/07/2013
$5.00 Donated for Mandy's birthday ;) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Hilary 04/07/2013
$5.00 Donated for Mandy's Bday, Goodluck Simon ;) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Jade VE 04/07/2013
$5.00 Good luck & keep warm. Donated for Mandy's birthday. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Tristan Hooker 04/07/2013
$50.00 Good luck Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from LMB 04/07/2013
$50.00 Hey Simon I was talking to Ross last night about a group of people sleeping over @ the old meat works in otahuhu and what we could do to make their lives better, then I see this on FB...it was like God had a message for me! God bless you for caring xx Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from 04/07/2013
$50.00 Keep Warm Simon. What a great effort. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from B and F 28/06/2013
$15.00 Respect, and best wishes. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from RWJ 26/06/2013
$20.00 Thanks for doing this Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from H 26/06/2013
$20.00 Thank you for caring Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Friend 25/06/2013
$5.00 ;) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Bex 25/06/2013
$75.00 You are amazing, Simon. Rock on! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Nan 23/06/2013
$5.00 Thought I could add a lil more ;) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Stormtrooper 17/06/2013
$4.00 Good work Simon! And happy belated Mandy <3 Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Ryan O 15/06/2013
$5.00 Good luck. Hope these humble drops create a glassfull at least! No better human act than what you are doing right now. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Aby Prasad 14/06/2013
$10.00 Great cause ;) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Janelle Matchett 13/06/2013
$10.00 Great going! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from S Veelenturf 13/06/2013
$20.00 a good man indeed, you have my vote simon Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from gareth bellamy (www.karma-eclectika.com) 13/06/2013
$10.00 Happy Birthday Mandy Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from The Andrews clan 13/06/2013
$20.00 Hope the Doctor keeps you warm! Good luck! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Paul 13/06/2013
$15.00 Great idea! Good luck! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Johan 12/06/2013
$10.00 Happy Birthday Mandy! Great Idea and a good cause! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Stormtrooper 12/06/2013
$20.00 Amazing! Good luck and will be thinking of you on the 4th! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Kyle 12/06/2013
$10.00 A great cause Mandy Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Lance 12/06/2013
$10.00 To Simon; Good on you! To Mandy; Happy Birthday! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Peter 12/06/2013
$5.00 Have a great day! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Laura 12/06/2013
$5.00 For Mandy xx Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Emere 12/06/2013
$20.00 Great cause, Simon! Happy Birthday, Mandy! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Niki 12/06/2013
$100.00 Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from 11/06/2013
$2.00 Granting Mandies Birthday Wish Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Raquel 11/06/2013
$10.00 Love the idea! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Dave 11/06/2013
$10.00 Well Done I hope it goes well for you Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Dj. Yorrin 10/06/2013
$10.00 What a fantastic idea! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from M Bayly 10/06/2013
$25.00 Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from E Sommer 10/06/2013
$10.00 Best wishes! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Martin 10/06/2013
$5.00 Good Luck!!! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Michelle R 10/06/2013
$5.00 Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Leigh 10/06/2013
$5.00 Great cause. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Donna 10/06/2013
$8.00 Sorry, that's all that's left in the bank before payday ;-) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from L Atkins 10/06/2013
$5.00 Good luck! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Nick C 10/06/2013
$10.00 HB, Doctor! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from T Bauer 10/06/2013
$26.00 Got bored of this number ;o) Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from M S 10/06/2013
$100.00 People forget the invisible poor. Thank you for doing this. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Preet + Kiran + Kharys 04/06/2013
$15.00 Heather Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Best "bum" I've been privileged to meet ;) 01/06/2013
$25.00 Well done Simon. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from Shane 31/05/2013
$10.00 Go Simon go (to sleep)! Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from LJT 29/05/2013
$25.00 Thank you. Donated to Simon Buckingham's fundraising from M S 29/05/2013

Latest donation activity

$20.00

DJ D.V.Ant (Kim)

04/07/2013

Warm wishes for the night!

$10.00

Tasch Garland

04/07/2013

Good luck!

$20.00

James G

04/07/2013

Good for you.

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