The charity Save4Children has been created by the editors of the ME Global Chronicle ([link] and helps parents whose children have been forced into psychiatric wards by authorities, to try and set them free by legal procedures. In recent years, the Save4Children fund has directed its attention and help at the Danish ME patient Karina Hansen.
As we know, Karina had been forcibly accepted into the Neurocenter in Hammel, Jutland. On Monday November 17th, 2017, she returned back home, never to return to the clinic at which she had been staying - a clinic for patients with brain conditions.
The primary obstacle on the road to fully getting her personal freedom back was her state-appointed guardian, who had been sort-of cooperating during the duration of her forced stay at the Hammel Neurocenter.
On October 10th 2018, a judge deemed Karina to have legal capacity to make decisions about her own life, and revoked guardianship over her, with her guardian's permission.
The Save4Children fund has been able to contribute a small amount towards undoing the high costs this event has brought with it.
Now is the time to spend this fund's donations on one or multiple new cases. We're still at a stage of deliberation, but in case you're familiar with any cases where young ME patients are being forced to stay at psychiatric institutions or are about to, make sure to tell us via [email].
As we know, the fund is intended for parents who can't afford to dispute such a process, who can prove their lack of sufficient funds.
New way of donating Because the Dutch ME/CFS Association refused to collect any more donations to Save4Children since 2 years ago, these are no longer tax-deductible. Hence why we found a way to reduce the incurred costs when collecting and sending donations (see below), making sure they will, after all, still entirely be used for the good of their goal.
EUR bank details: TW Account Holder: Save4Children IBAN: DE51 7001 1110 6053 5236 40 Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): DEKTDE7GXXX Address: Handelsbank Elsenheimer Str. 41 München 80687 Germany
GBP bank details: Account Holder:Save4Children Account number: 70983145 UK Sort Code: 23-14-70 Address: TransferWise 56 Shoreditch High Street London E1 6JJ United Kingdom
AUD bank details: Account Holder: Save4Children Account number: 494016722 BSB Code: 082-182 Address: TransferWise 800 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3008 Australia
USD bank details: Account Holder: TransferWise FBO Save4Children Account number: 8310172655 Wire Routing Number: 026073008 ACH Routing Number: 026073150 Address: TransferWise 19 W 24th Street New York 10010 United States