Zacchaeus
Crafts

Fundraising

Update: I have now been offered the surgery I was fundraising for on the NHS so profit will be split between the Action for Trans Health Solidarity Fund and QueerCare to help other trans people access healthcare.

I raised a total of:

£2310.54

I have decided to keep my craft store going as I've enjoyed making things, but it will no longer be for fundraising purposes. I am working on a new online store as Etsy has dramatically increased fees.

Shop

Displayed below are the items currently available in my etsy store. Click on the links to find out more and/or purchase an item.

I also have a Redbubble store offering my designs on a larger variety of items using my designs: ZacchaeusCrafts.

About

A photo of me with green hair, and a green and pink glittery beard

Update: I have now been offered the surgery I was fundraising for on the NHS so profit will be split between the Action for Trans Health Solidarity Fund and QueerCare to help other trans people access healthcare.

I'm a young trans man and I've set up Zacchaeus Crafts to sell some trans and LGBT+ themed craft items I created and/or designed. All proceeds will go towards funding my transition and related healthcare costs.

I'm raising money in order to get a hysterectomy, which I am still ages away from on the NHS due to their ridiculous gatekeeping. I'm on testosterone, but I still get periods and they're extremely painful. They make me feel incredibly dysphoric and depressed, often even suicidal.

I've been to GPs and gynaecologists and had multiple scans, all with no results. No-one seems to be able to find the cause and doctors have tried to gaslight me in telling me that the pain could be from my pelvic injuries instead. I've had this pain for over 10 years now, and I know what it feels like. I've tried various pills and contraception as well as injections and painkillers. None of these work.

It feels as though every time I lift myself up and start feeling slightly better, I'm knocked back down again a week or so later.

In October 2016 I was told I was going to get a hysterectomy, only to have my hopes dashed when I was refused again just a few weeks later. This sent me into a mental health crisis and this was a large factor in my taking time out from university. I've been told I need to wait for a referral from the gender identity clinic for a hysterectomy but it will take over a year until they will get around to approving me for a hysterectomy and I just can't wait that long.

My only option now is to go private, but for this I need around £5000. Through selling my crafted and/or designed items, your donations and my own savings I am hoping to be able to raise enough money to cover this.