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BoxerMad
09:41:53 Thu
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Now that Henry's insurance payouts are finished we are having to find the money for his chemotherapy ourselves. We are looking at between 300 - 400 per month for the medication and monthly blood tests. As both me and Brendan are working it is manageable, but not easy, so we set up another bank account for what we call 'The Henry Fund' and have been having a clearout of things we don't use or want anymore. All the money we make from selling these things will go into a separate bank account to help pay for his treatment.

I decided to have a clear out of my jewellery box as there was so many things in there that i no longer wear and i actually prefer silver jewellery now to gold. I knew that the value of scrap gold had gone up as there are advertisements everywhere 'to cash in your gold' but had no idea just how much it was worth! Brendan decided to have a clear out too and worked out that what we had was worth 1150 if we sent it to Tesco Gold............ I was amazed!!! I decided to try a local jewellers to cut out the risk of posting it and they offered me 1100 cash there and then for it!! I accepted this as it saved the hassle of sending it off to them and the risk of it getting lost in the post. A massive boost to our Henry fund!!!

Apparently the price of gold is at an all time high, so if you do have stuff lying around that you no longer wear or want now is the time to sell it. You can work out roughly what it is worth by weighing it - Tesco gold are offering 8.25 per gram at the moment for 9ct and they will take any damaged items too as it is for scrap - they will melt it down and reuse the gold.

I really was amazed at what we got - i was expecting around 200!!!



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awww thats awsome!!!! the henry fund...love it! when i had to take lilly to the vet in sept for a uti, my neighbor gave us her cans to recycle so i could pay for it....i called it the lilly fund lol gmta!

  
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wow that's a real bonus for your Henry Fund :love:



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Katiesnowflake
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Thats brilliant and such a good idea!



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We put all ours in a bowl yesterday and it came to about 80gms, but some of it we want to keep, so probably not worth doing lol.

Well done though, that's a great boost to Henry's fund!

This might sound daft, but have you thought about putting something in your local paper about Henry's story? Some good hearted person might help out, but it also might give hope and strength to others and also encourage responsible ownership with insurance etc?

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BoxerMad
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I seem to have got everyone at it!! Lol

My sister told me the other day that she had all her unwanted gold ready to take to the jewellers!!

Thats an idea Karen - hadn't thought of that. I might just get something in writing this week and send it off to our local paper - see what they say. It would be good to raise peoples awareness of the need for pet insurance.

I was talking to the receptionist at my own vets the other day and she told me of several sad cases where the owners could not afford the treatment required and had to have their animals put to sleep, but she also told me of another case where a dog had got a grass seed in its paw which eventually travelled to its heart - the total cost for the treatment was in excess of 20,000!!!!:eek: The owners did not have insurance but were prepared to do what was necessary to save their dog and ended up re-mortgaging their house!!

We still have some other things in mind to raise some money for Henry's treatment if it becomes unmanageable, but at the moment we should be okay - with both of us working we can just prioritise where our spare money goes and having Henry here is well worth going without a few other luxuries that we have become used to - no matter what we will ensure he gets whatever he needs, for as long as he needs it:love:



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