STRANGERS' KINDNESS HELPS FATHER
People of Chalfont St Giles join youth group members to rally round young father facing deportation
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