A friend made me realise that people may not understand why I’m passionate about raising funds to help Aunty Bunmi.

I am passionate about helping her (for starters. Others to come, but starting with her) because I can relate to her situation.

You see, a few years ago when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I’d been self employed (doing Locums) so when I had to be off work for several months, my income dropped to ZERO, and my savings dwindled… but my brother stepped up big time and helped me out financially until I got back to work.

Aunty B was diagnosed last year. Up to the time of her diagnosis, she ran a successful Consultancy business in Nigeria, having obtained her BA degree from the University of Westminster in London several years back. She’d built up decent savings as she lived within her means. She had investments and a nice little pot for her retirement.

Since the diagnosis in 2013, she has spent ALL her savings and investments on treatment. She has sold ALL her belongings to pay for treatment. Her siblings in Nigeria (who earn in Naira) have spent millions of Naira to pay (in pounds) for her treatment and now they’ve all run DRY.

Once she told me that this was the extent of her need (and she really wasn’t even going to tell me except I kept asking her how she was doing then she spilt everything: she had NOTHING and NO MORE source of help. And she needed £6000 to pay for 3 cycles of chemotherapy which she wanted to take home and have administered there, to save her from the cost of living in the UK…)

She was physically getting sicker simply from WORRY and FEAR, not knowing if she would ever get her treatment.

I knew that worry and fear would kill her faster than the disease in her body and she could not afford the luxury of entertaining those negative emotions in herself.

The Oncology nurse looking after her in the private hospital told me that last year Aunty Bunmi had had to go without any treatment due to lack of funds, so they had rallied round to find her the lowest cost for her medication, to help her out.

Folks when I heard how dire things were for her, I had to DO something.

I had to pay forward what my brother did for me.

I had to step up for this lady in need. 

I could not let her remain in this condition.

Now, I didn’t have loose £6000 lying around so I decided to start a fund raising campaign to help Aunty Bunmi raise £6k.

So far (9 a.m in Texas) we have raised £3,402 and now have only £2608 left to raise.


Please go here and donate what you can.


We need just :

26 people to EACH donate £100


52 people to EACH donate £50


118 people to EACH donate £22

And we WILL hit target by end of today.

This smiling selfie, aunty Bunmi took when she heard that people were rallying round to raise funds for her treatment. 

I’m just PAYING IT FORWARD because that’s what Life is about. This is just the beginning. Aunty Bunmi is just one of many such people from Africa, in such need. She’s just the first person I’m helping out this way. I can do more. I WILL do more, so help me God.

Thank you ever so much to the one who inspired me to give, by the giving he did to me when I was in need. 

Big brother

– God will embarrass you with what He gives you right here on Earth – your reward is not ‘in heaven’ – no baby it’s happening right here on planet Earth, you just watch and see. 

– You will ALWAYS know abundance, for truly selfless givers NEVER lack, and just as surely as the Law of Gravity is a Natural Law, the Law of Sowing and Reaping, Giving and Receiving, aka Seedtime and Harvest, is an irrefutable Natural Law.

– Your giving has extended my life in more ways than you know, therefore you shall live a very long and fruitful life yourself right here on Earth.

– Love you much.

Thank you who have read thus far.

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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