I set up Zacchaeus Crafts in April last year to try to fundraise for a hysterectomy. At this time I've raised nearly £2000 and I am so grateful to everyone who's contributed by donating, sharing and supporting me.
Back in November 2017 I had an appointment for my second opinion for surgery. Following this I was eventually referred to the local hospital for a hysterectomy. A couple of weeks ago I had a consulatation with the gynaecologist and I am now expecting to have the surgery in September.
As I have now been offered surgery on the NHS I am plannign to donate the money I have raised to Action for Trans Health's solidarity fund to go towards other trans people's healthcare costs.
I have decided that I am going to continue Zacchaeus Crafts as I have enjoyed making and selling things. I'm pleased people like my designs and want to buy them. I will be continuing to fundraise for Action for Trans Health until the end of September as I am booked into a couple of Pride festivals this summer and I feel that I will be able to raise a substantial amount for AfTH through these.
After the 30th September the profit will be split between Action for Trans Health or other trans people's gofundme's and my own living costs as required.
In addition to this, I am working on a new website for my craft business where I will be selling my goods in addition to etsy.