STRANGERS' KIND­NESS HELPS FA­THER

Peo­ple of Chal­font St Giles join youth group mem­bers to rally round young fa­ther fac­ing de­por­ta­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

A YOUNG fa­ther who faced de­por­ta­tion if he did not find £1,200 by the end of Oc­to­ber may have raised enough money to stay, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of Chal­font St Giles vil­lagers.

Fundrais­ers at the Chal­font St Giles Youth Club threw a Caribbean evening at the end of Oc­to­ber for 24-year-old Ja­mal Mas­coll, rais­ing £1,156 to­wards Mr Mas­coll’s res­i­dency ap­pli­ca­tion.

Mr Mas­coll was born in Bar­ba­dos and moved to Eng­land at a young age, but be­cause of the in­for­mal na­ture of his adop­tion there was no pa­per trail to prove who he was.

He strug­gled to raise the money as he was forced to take low paid jobs. He also had to raise £1,000 for a pass­port and copy of his birth cer­tifi­cate.

The re­main­ing £44 was given by the youth club, and with the pa­per­work now sent off to the Home Of­fice, Mr Mas­coll, his preg­nant part­ner Zoe Moore­cock, 23, and their three-year-old now wait.

Or­gan­is­ers of the evening said it went really well and ev­ery­one had a fan­tas­tic time.

Mr Mas­coll said: “I want to thank ev­ery­one that sup­ported me and my fam­ily and I’m hum­bled by the kind­ness of strangers from Chal­font St Giles.

“With­out the sup­port of Chal­font St Giles Youth Club and its young peo­ple of the dance crew Mis­un­der­stood I am not sure I would have been able to raise the funds in time and the thought of leav­ing my fam­ily be­hind was heart break­ing.”

SUP­PORT: Fundrais­ers at the Chal­font St Giles Youth Club may have raised enough money to stop Ja­mal Mas­coll from be­ing

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