Acts 435 Giving to anyone who has need

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Acts 435 is about giving to people directly, to help them bridge the gap when they are facing a financial crisis. To be part of this opportunity to help a specific person in need, please read our applicants' stories below and give as you feel able - any amount, from £5, would make a big difference.

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£150 needed for balance of flat deposit

T is currently in supported accommodation and is desperately looking to move on to a private flat. T is transgender and finding living with others in a shared environment exceptionally difficult. T has a part time job and is ready to move to independent accommodation. T has found an ideal flat although does not have the full deposit of £475 to secure it. Thanks to your generosity we have raised part of this deposit and are looking to secure the balance for her. We plan to help T move this week!

City:
Truro
Age:
23
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 3 days

£75 needed for a fridge freezer

Our client is on a low income, in receipt of benefits, and has a long term illness. Her fridge freezer is broken and she really needs a new one. She was a long term carer for her partner who died of cancer, and since then she has suffered depression and ill heath herself. She has struggled on her low income and is in debt and is working hard now to get back on track and to repay her debts.

City:
Wimbledon
Age:
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 4 days

£90 needed for a wardrobe and a chest of drawers

M has severe health conditions which affect her mobility and mental health. She currently has no wardrobe and can’t afford to replace it. She has to keep all of her clothes on the floor and having to bend to reach them causes her pain. She is on benefits but after contributing to her housing costs and paying utility bills she barely has enough for food, let alone extras. Your kind donation would make such a difference to M both emotionally and physically.

City:
NW London
Age:
57
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£90 needed for food and utilities

D, a single mother of 3 children, suffers from epilepsy and asthma making her high risk during Covid-19. She has recently had to borrow money from her family to pay for the renewal of her immigration papers - a large expense. She is now struggling to buy food and to pay for basic essentials for her children. This is having a real impact on her mentally. Your donation will help to ease the financial strain in the interim until she can return to work.

City:
NW London
Age:
32
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 4 days

£75 needed for rent arrears

Please can you help this lady? She is living in a hostel and to be able to move out she needs to pay off her rent arrears as this is going against her. The lady is now receiving support to get a new property and this will be a fresh start for her. Please could Acts 435 help her?

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
30
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 4 days

£90 needed for food, gas and electricity

A has multiple health problems and is receiving support after struggling with drug addiction. He receives Universal Credit but is now faced with a delay in payments because of a problem over obtaining a sick note. With no savings to fall back on he has run out of money. He has little food left, no gas for cooking or hot water and his electric has just a few pence of emergency credit left. He is in a very anxious state and would be very grateful for help to tide him over this difficult period.

City:
Mirfield
Age:
45
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 4 days

£90 needed for food, utility bills, and travel costs

T is severely disabled with chronic arthritis, and suffers with asthma. He receives Universal Credit, but large deductions leave him struggling to cover his living costs. He contacted us because he had no money to get to a hospital appointment for tests. He is very worried that he may have cancer. He also revealed that he had hardly eaten for several days because he had no food left, and very little gas and electric. He has 2 weeks until his next benefits payment and any help to meet these costs would be a real blessing.

City:
Liversedge
Age:
48
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 4 days

£95 needed for a laptop

P has been doing voluntary work to help asylum seekers at a local Drop In centre. This has had to close because of Covid-19. P is now wanting to do a degree in Mental Health to increase his chances to find employment to help disadvantaged people. He has had to overcome his own challenges in this area. He is wanting to do a number of online courses in Mental Health in preparation for the degree. A laptop is essential for the online courses and the degree.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
43
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 4 days

£55 needed for food and utility costs

N lives with, and cares for, her 18 year old son who has complex special needs and is finding it hard to cope with the current conditions. She receives Universal Credit but recent disruptions to her payments have left her struggling to manage. Her son’s special diet and having to shop locally at the moment is proving expensive, and she uses a lot of hot water as her son needs frequent baths. She desperately needs help with food and utility costs to tide her over to her next payment.

City:
Batley
Age:
52
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 4 days

£55 needed for carpets for bedroom and hallway

J, his partner and 5 year old daughter have recently moved to the area. With the current restrictions, he has been unable to find work and has applied for Universal Credit. He won’t receive a payment until late July and money is very tight. He has no carpet for his daughter’s room or his hallway, but a friend in the trade has offered to supply and fit some carpet at a large discount. Unfortunately it is still beyond his means at the moment and he would be very grateful for help with the cost.

City:
Liversedge
Age:
54
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£80 needed for food, gas and electricity

D is a young man who has severe mental health issues. He is on Universal Credit but had to use most of his last payment to buy things back from the pawn shop, and now has no food and no money to pay for gas and electricity. He has 2 teenage children who stay with him part-time and feels so worthless that he cannot provide for them. It would be a real kindness to donate some money to this gentleman in his hour of need. Thank you.

City:
Heckmondwike
Age:
38
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 4 days

£130 needed for a bed frame and mattress

This gentleman, R, lives on his own in a council flat. He suffers from epilepsy and is diabetes. He is currently having to sleep on the sofa because his bed frame has broken and the coils are coming through the mattress. R is in no position financially to buy a new bed and has approached the charity in the hope that people, in their generosity, might be able to help. It would make a great difference to his quality of life.

City:
Dewsbury
Age:
38
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 4 days

£100 needed for a fridge/freezer

Mr S and his partner both suffer with mental health issues and are unable to work. Their benefits have been suspended recently and they are waiting for this to be reinstated hopefully soon. They are struggling to find the money to buy a much needed fridge/freezer as theirs has broken down beyond repair. They would appreciate any help towards this need. With many thanks.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
48
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 5 days

£75 needed for a bedroom door and paint

K and her family have had to move out of their property due to a flood upstairs which caused the cooker to catch fire and lots of damage to the house. She is a single mum on benefits so her income is low and she is trying to manage the expense of sorting the house with continuing to put food on the table. She is hoping to move back in shortly but could do with some support to buy paint and an internal door for her teenage son's bedroom.

City:
Chelmsford
Age:
41
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 5 days

£90 needed for a cooker, a washing machine, a sofa, a table and chairs

C is a young mother with two daughters aged 3 and 1. They are finally moving into a permanent tenancy from temporary accommodation after a stay in a women's refuge following four years of domestic abuse. Their new house is unfurnished and they still need a washing machine, a cooker, a table & chairs and a sofa.

City:
Hull
Age:
23
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 7 days

£100 needed for a toddler's bed

My client is a single parent who was formerly living in furnished private accommodation, but she is now moving to a non-furnished Guinness property. She has been furloughed and is receiving only 80% of her wages, which is due to be reduced to 60% soon. Any money she has had has been spent on various items and appliances, but she now has no money to purchase a toddler bed for her child, who has outgrown the cot. Any help would be greatly appreciated for her to make a fresh start.

City:
Yorkshire
Age:
35
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 7 days

£100 needed for a women's bicycle

This single mother with mental health problems does not have any means of transport and would like to have a bicycle to enable her to get her out of the house for fresh air and exercise. She believes that having this freedom will help her with her health issues. She is happy to purchase a second hand bike for this purpose.

City:
Cambridge
Age:
34
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for a gas cooker

C was homeless and after a period of living in a hostel, he now has a flat. C saved his benefit money and managed to buy most of the things he needed for his flat. He is very proud of that, as he has a learning disability, which makes budgeting quite tricky for him. Sadly the second hand cooker he bought didn't work properly and he can't get his money back. This set him back and he now has no savings to buy a replacement. Please can you help C to get a new cooker, so he can finally have hot meals?

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
48
Category:
People with Disability
Expires:
In 7 days

£100 needed for a washing machine and fridge freezer

T and her partner and daughter have moved into a new place after being in and out of prison for a long time. The place isn't furnished so we would like to bless them with a washer and fridge freezer. Please help us to bless them in their fresh start.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
41
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 7 days

£95 needed for furniture and household goods

My client has recently been rehoused after her safety was comprimised due to domestic abuse. During the move some of her furniture has been abandoned or does not fit in her new tenancy. Therefore I am making this request to take her shopping for replacement storage furniture and other small household goods which will get her settled in her new home.

City:
South Shields
Age:
24
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 7 days

£150 needed for carpets and a TV

A has just moved into a new home after fleeing her previous address. Carpets would really help A settle in and enjoy being in the home more. She has been really struggling without any support groups up and running at the moment due to the Covid-19 lockdown and feels stuck with her own thoughts, so a TV would really help with this.

City:
Gateshead
Age:
41
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 7 days

£150 needed for flooring

S has just moved into a new home after rough sleeping for a while. He's really happy to be in a flat but is struggling as there is a lot to do to make it homely. Money for flooring would go huge way into making it a long term solution and likely to keep S off the streets.

City:
Gateshead
Age:
35
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 7 days

£120 needed for floor coverings

Our applicant has two children aged 9 and 4, the 9 year old has health issues (a brain stent). Mum is pregnant, the new baby is due in 3 weeks. The family have just been re-housed in a Wakefield District Housing property due to malicious damage and threatening and abusive behaviour from her neighbours. There is Police involvement. The property is in a poor condition and has required a lot of cleaning and painting. Our request is for some funding to help with the cost of floor coverings for the property.

City:
Pontefract
Age:
27
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 7 days

£110 needed for school uniform

At the beginning of the year Mum lost her job and in turn her accommodation, and the family were placed in temporary accommodation. Mum lost part time work through the Covid-19 lockdown and then needed bereavement counselling after her mother died to the virus. The family were then rehoused in long term temporary accommodation and are on Universal Credit and foodbank support. Her daughter starts secondary school in September, £120 would buy her school uniform.

City:
Hastings
Age:
40
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 7 days

£100 needed for school uniform

This lady is a single parent of three children and is expecting a baby in July. She has used up all her resources during lockdown and now needs help with school uniform for three of the children returning to school in September. Her eldest son has suffered at the hands of bullies and will be starting a new school. This means a complete new uniform. £120 would help this family so much. She is being supported with food hampers to get her through this difficult time.

City:
St Leonards on Sea
Age:
31
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 7 days

£110 needed for a sofa bed

M is a single gentleman who has served a short sentence in prison. Since release he has turned his life around. He is living alone but admires his two children whom he has contact with. M has a small bedsit and is doing a placement with a local rehabilitation charity in construction where he is proving his ability to work and live on the outside, his progression and confidence is growing. M doesn't have a bed and sleeps on a mat on the floor. This will make his bedsit more hospitable and comfortable.

City:
Halifax
Age:
30
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for a freezer

S has been referred by a local social housing group. S has COPD which makes life difficult for her. She can't go out shopping often because she's in the vulnerable group and therefore only goes shopping monthly. She doesn't have a freezer and is desperate for one to store food in. She doesn't have a support network that could help. Thank you for reading and considering S at this difficult time.

City:
Halifax
Age:
34
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for a washing machine

Y needs help with buying a washing machine. Her current washing machine leaks and is not working properly. She has custody of her 13 year old granddaughter and struggles financially with day to day living. She is a pensioner and suffers with COPD which makes things difficult for her. A washing machine is much needed to make daily tasks easier. Thank you for reading this.

City:
Halifax
Age:
70
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for a replacement gas cooker

S has managed with her gas cooker for over 22 years, for the last year she has been down to one ring working but it has stopped working completely. Sadly this has happened at the worst time as S has lost her job due to Covid-19. She is looking for work again but at the moment she cannot afford to buy a replacement cooker. She is struggling with her bills and has been eating less to try and make ends meet. We have now got food parcels for her. Please could you help her if you can?

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
57
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£110 needed for a carpet

G has a learning disability, he lives alone with carers who call in to check on him. Sadly he had an accident and his bedroom carpet had to be thrown out. He has been managing with just the floorboards, but the room is quite cold and the floor is uneven. G has diabetes and has to be careful that he doesn't injure his feet, so potentially getting a splinter from the floor boards is a worry. G doesn't have any savings or money to buy a carpet, please could you help?

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
36
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£140 needed for kitchen appliances

M is an amputee who has recently been rehoused after becoming homeless. His new accommodation still lacks the adaptations he needs. He is in debt through mismanagement of direct rent and social care payments. He has support through his local authority social services and housing debts but is unable to find the money to buy essential appliances, namely a cooker, washer, and a tumble dryer. His disability makes him unable to hang washing. Could you help him with these appliances?

City:
Hull
Age:
57
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for a laptop

This lady's her daughter has been in a psychiactric hospital for a year and is being placed in a new supported flat. Her mother is a single parent with limited finance. Her daughter needs a new laptop which is a lifeline to her. I would like to ask for help towards this please so that this mother can support and bless her daughter.

City:
Northampton
Age:
22
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 8 days

£120 needed for a cooker

D, who has a speech impediment, has requested help with purchasing a cooker. Her husband and she are on benefits, and they care for their adult son who cannot look after himself. This costs them additional money. They have had no cooker since before Christmas. We have some matched funding, so the £150 asked for would enable us to purchase the cooker, have it fitted and the old one properly removed.

City:
Sydenham SE26
Age:
55
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 8 days

£125 needed for counselling

This young man has witnessed domestic abuse all his life. This has resulted in severe anxiety and depression, which in turn, has given him suicidal thoughts. His self-esteem and worth is at rock bottom so he urgently needs professional to help him get through this dark period in his young life. Can you help him?

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
17
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 8 days

£95 needed for counselling

This woman has asked for further help to continue her journey out of her past of child and adult abuse. She has recognised the change that the counselling has done already and feels that she can respond to situations much better than before because of the past sessions with her counsellor. Prior to counselling she had suicidal thoughts because she could not cope, however, since counselling these thoughts have changed. Your help to continue her journey forward would be appreciated.

City:
Sittingbourne
Age:
48
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 8 days

£80 needed for a sewing machine

A has mental health problems and, being bipolar, is suffering even more because she doesn't have enough to occupy her time during lockdown. Creativity helps to keep her steady, and sewing is a good outlet for her. She needs a sewing machine to replace one that broke some time ago. This will help to keep her on an even keel, and make a huge difference to her everyday life.

City:
York
Age:
42
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for hallway carpets

This gentleman lives on his own and has mental health issues which prevent him from working. He has been living in a bedsit for over 4 years without any carpets. He has a small amount of benefits but cannot afford to purchase carpets. So we are helping with the supply and fitting of carpets to his living room and hallway which will make his life much more comfortable. Please can you help with the funding needed?

City:
Shrewsbury
Age:
29
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for fitting costs for carpets

This gentleman lives on his own and has mental health issues which prevent him from working. He has been living in a bedsit for over 4 years without any carpets. He has a small amount of benefits but cannot afford to purchase carpets. So we are helping with the supply and fitting of carpets to his living room and hallway which will make his life much more comfortable. Please can you help with the funding needed?

City:
Shrewsbury
Age:
29
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 8 days

£150 needed for a pram and a car seat

A single parent family with an infant needs a new pram for the baby she is expecting in September. She is a client with CAP (Christians Against Poverty), working towards clearing her debt but the extra expense of another baby and all that she will need in preparation for the birth is causing her much stress. We have made a referral to New Beginnings for a Moses basket full of new born essential items and the pram is the remaining big item she is needing.

City:
Birmingham
Age:
27
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for rent arrears

W lives in temporary accommodation and has fallen into rent arrears. Due to fluctuating working hours, her Housing Benefit did not cover her full rent. She wasn't notified of this for some time and is now trying to pay back the arrears gradually. W cannot apply for permanent housing until she clears her arrears. We are working with W to reduce other bills so she can focus on her arrears but would be grateful for donations. W lives with her teenage son and is recovering from a mental health breakdown.

City:
London
Age:
47
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 9 days

£65 needed for school uniform and shoes

C is a single-parent living with her 6 year old daughter. She is a full time student and is claiming Universal Credit and Child Benefit. As her daughter is growing very quickly, her school uniform and shoes need replacing which is a financial struggle for C as she is on a low income and lives in private rented accommodation which is more expensive. C also has to use a specific store which provides the school's embroidery so cannot shop around to get it cheaper.

City:
St. Helens
Age:
30
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£130 needed for gas and electricity bills

N suffers from physical ailments, she was advised to shield during the lockdown. This has impacted her mental health. N has two children at home during the lockdown. Being at home the utility bills have increased. N's income has not been able to cover the increase and is now behind on payments to the utility companies.

City:
Liverpool
Age:
27
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 9 days

£90 needed for a tablet

S worked as a carer before loosing his job. Covid-19 has made it difficult for him to find employment. He would like to do a number of online courses in Mental Health Awareness to equip himself for employment and to get a better understanding of his own struggles with mental health. An inexpensive tablet will enable him to do the courses intended.

City:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Age:
38
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
In 9 days

£115 needed for a freezer

This lone parent to 2 young children has recently had to move fleeing a domestic abuse situation. She is employed as a cleaner and has a very low income, she receives Universal Credit to top up her income. She does not have a working freezer and due to having to pay back utility debts of £250 per month and Universal Credit advance payment at £92 per month she has no spare income to replace this. She is unable to store food which is essential due to Covid-19.

City:
Wigston, Leicester
Age:
29
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for a washing machine

This client is a lone parent to 6 children. The family have been subject to a long history of domestic abuse which has meant they have had to move to different locations over the past few years. They have recently had to move over 150 miles fleeing the perpetrator. The family receives Employment and Support Allowance and Child Benefits. Mum has sciatica, arthritis, bronchitis and depression. They have been moved into an unfurnished property and do not have the income to buy white goods. They are in need of a washing machine, could you help them?

City:
Loughborough
Age:
49
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£100 needed for a passport

Our client is currently homeless and staying in temporary accommodation provided by the council during Covid-19. He has lost all forms of ID and needs to apply for Settled Status as he currently has no access to benefits. Our client needs the funds to be able to apply for a passport but also to pay for the travel to and from the embassy so that he is able to collect it. Any support that you are able to offer would be much appreciated.

City:
Bradford
Age:
37
Category:
Benefit Delays/Sanctions
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for a fridge

This family had just been making ends meet, but when the Covid-19 lockdown started Dad was laid off and Mum was put on furlough. Their fridge has broken down and for weeks they have been trying to manage without. They don’t want to be a burden or borrow any money, but they have no spare money for a fridge. They have 2 teenagers and feel very upset that they can’t financially support them. Both parents are very anxious about how they are going to manage and this would be one less thing for them to worry about.

City:
Leeds
Age:
46
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 9 days

£130 needed for emergency accommodation

Our client has been referred to us as he has been sleeping rough for a couple of days. He has been kicked out of his family home and the council are refusing to accommodate him because he hasn't got Settled Status and leave to remain in the UK. We are in the process of challenging this and trying to find our client long term accommodation. Right now he has nowhere to go and is need of emergency accommodation so he does not end up sleeping out on the streets.

City:
Bradford
Age:
19
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 9 days

£150 needed for emergency accommodation

Our client is in need of emergency accommodation as he has been sleeping rough for last few weeks and needs to get off the streets. Our client needs somewhere safe to stay whilst we work with him to get long term accommodation but also to help him apply for Universal Credit and get access to the benefits that he is entitled to. Staying in emergency accommodation will be the start of our client's journey to getting off the streets and moving on in his life.

City:
Bradford
Age:
48
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 9 days

£110 needed for a washing machine

P was homeless for 12 months, he lived with friends but also spent time sleeping rough and has physical problems that affect his mobility. He now has a flat but he is 2 miles away from a launderette. He cannot carry his washing there and back or afford the bus fare either. Ideally having a new washer would mean he could wash his clothes and bedding in his own home as and when needed. He is on benefits but has deductions so cannot afford to buy a washer. Please help if you can. Thank you.

City:
Huddersfield
Age:
37
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 9 days

£70 needed for a smartphone

Our client became homeless after he was evicted by his landlord. He is now in temporary accommodation and has very few belongings. His laptop was stolen from him which he was using to develop his interest in writing. He also has every expectation that he will return to work but needs internet access to help with job searching and vocational development. He is asking for a smartphone so that he can access his emails again and continue researching work and continue his writing project.

City:
Bradford
Age:
32
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 9 days

£135 needed for bike equipment

A 44 year old refugee mother has been given two bikes for her children, which need quite a bit of repair. The teen children are keen to get them roadworthy with maintenance supplies and to enjoy cycling this summer. However they will then need helmets, gloves, knee covers, lights, and a bike pump. All their savings have been used during the pandemic and their spirits are low. Please help them to use the bikes and take up an environmental option, as they have no other transportation.

City:
Leeds
Age:
44
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£115 needed for small appliances

A 31 year old refugee mum with a 3 year old and newborn has been given housing in Leeds but has no small appliances and very limited funds to purchase anything. She is being supported through Meeting Point in Leeds but we are unable to receive or give these out now. Please help her at a difficult time when she is staying at home with her young children. She needs items such as a microwave, iron and toaster.

City:
Leeds
Age:
31
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 9 days

£120 needed for clothing

N has relocated to a women's refuge in Hampshire from the Midlands, fleeing from domestic abuse. N would like to buy clothes for herself and her teenage daughter (who has relocated with her). N is trying to start a new life, and is rebuilding her self-esteem and confidence.

City:
Lymington
Age:
54
Category:
Clothes
Expires:
In 10 days

£130 needed for a fridge freezer

This client is a lone parent to her baby daughter. She was made homeless and had to sofa surf with her brother whilst waiting for her tenancy which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The client is currently on maternity from low paid employment and is in receipt of Universal Credit and Child Benefit. She has moved into an unfurnished property and does not have the income to buy essential items for her and her baby.

City:
Leicester
Age:
20
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for a cooker

This client suffers from depression and is in receipt of benefits. After a period of homelessness she has been allocated an unfurnished housing association tenancy which she has just moved into, with few possessions. She is struggling to purchase essential household items, especially larger items such as appliances. She would benefit greatly from a cooker, so I am hoping that you can consider awarding a grant towards the cost. Many thanks.

City:
Kettering
Age:
28
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 10 days

£55 needed for an electric sewing machine

N is mum to a lively 4 year old. She has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness of widespread pain along with many other symptoms. It has forced her to give up her job and normal way of life. She is trying to stay positive and motivated as she adjusts to this new way of life, but loss of income makes things difficult and money is limited. N would like to purchase a sewing machine to develop her sewing skills and feel useful with the long term view to earn some money for her family.

City:
Runcorn
Age:
33
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for decorating materials

Mum and her 2 little boys had to move boroughs due to domestic abuse and then risk to their welfare whilst living in a refuge. Mum is really trying to make her house a home, creating a stable and peaceful environment for her family.She has started to decorate but lack of finance is not allowing her to complete this. I would like to request this donation to cover paint, wallpaper etc and also some additional matching items for the home to help the family to settle and feel that they belong there.

City:
Wednsbury
Age:
24
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 10 days

£145 needed for moving costs

This 49 year old single mum is unable to work as she has significant health problems, is waiting for a heart bypass, and has been diagnosed with depression. She is currently living with her son in quite an isolated area, but through her support worker has been offered more suitable accommodation near to the rest of her family and her son's school. On her very basic benefits she really cannot afford to pay for the removal but is desperate not to lose this house. She would be so grateful for your help.

City:
St. Neots
Age:
49
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for carpets and fitting

We are working with a very isolated family in Dudley who need to carpet 2 bedrooms. Dad has worked on the decorating during lockdown and now just needs to carpet his teenage daughters' bedrooms. I would like to ask for a donation of £150 to go towards the cost of the carpets and fitting.

City:
Dudley
Age:
54
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 10 days

£95 needed for household gas and electric

Can you please help this family? Due to family issues, this lady has her 3 grandchildren staying at her house on a temporary basis. She therefore has extra food and bills to pay for and has no extra income coming in. There are 3 adults (2 are older children) and 4 children living in the household now. They are asking for help with gas and electric, and the local foodbank is helping with food. Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

City:
Rhyl
Age:
49
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 10 days

£150 needed for supermarket vouchers

F is a single mother to 5 children, she works part time as a carer and money does not stretch far. Her eldest daughter recently moved home following a mental health breakdown placing further financial strain on the family. F needs to care for her daughter and younger children whilst working as a carer in the community. We would like to raise money to buy a supermarket voucher to pay for some essentials since all children are now home from school. This will provide some short term financial support.

City:
London
Age:
44
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 10 days

£80 needed for supermarket vouchers

M has suffered a loss of income due to a reduction in his disability benefit (Personal Independence Payment). We are helping him to challenge this decision but he is finding it hard to pay for essential food and bills. He has been borrowing money from friends and getting into debt. We have referred M to debt advice but would like to purchase a supermarket voucher for him to get some food in. Can you help?

City:
London
Age:
34
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 10 days

£120 needed for bankruptcy fees

L is a single mother who is slowly but surely getting her life back on track. L has had more than her fair share of problems in her life, but has now turned the corner. She has substantial debts that will need a full bankruptcy application to address. We have managed to get £560 from other sources and need £120 more to complete the £680 fee needed. Her debt situation is never far from her mind and the feelings of helplessness are detrimental to her mental wellbeing. Can you help?

City:
Durham
Age:
34
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for curtains and blinds

This is for a mum and her two young children. The family moved just before lockdown to a two bedroom flat. They have had temporary window coverings (blankets and towels) throughout lockdown. Now with shops opening they can purchase suitable window coverings. This flat is much better for the children as they can have their own bedroom. Mum is a single parent who normally manages her finances very well but the extra costs of moving have stretched the family budget considerably.

City:
Edinburgh
Age:
39
Category:
Housing
Expires:
In 11 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

Due to ongoing mental illness problems, this applicant got into debt. They kept telling themselves that they would deal with the problem tomorrow, but never did. They are now working with the Citizens Advice Bureau who have advised help them get a fresh start. Could you help with the fees of a Debt Relief Order?

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
29
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for council rent arrears

My client is coming from Christians Against Poverty (CAP) as a new client. He needs to move house due to his ill health but the council won't move him until he has paid his arrears. He actually owes £300 and has been working with CAP to budget better and find ways to make up the remaining cost. To help him save money, the foodbank have agreed to supply food for as long as it takes to pay back the money. Thank you for any assistance you can give.

City:
Ely
Age:
45
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£90 needed for a Debt Relief Order

This applicant suffers from depression and anxiety, which meant that their debts were allowed to build up and they are now finding the situation overwhelming. Their debt worker would like to help them have a new start. Could you help them with the fees for a Debt Relief Order?

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
31
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£125 needed for gas and electric

This young gentleman came to us with nothing, he struggled massively with mental health issues and could not live independently. During their time with us they have been able to improve their mental health massively and can now live independently. They have struggled during the times of Covid-19 and due to this have found themselves in debt with their utilities. Your help would allow them to get them back on track, and prevent another a huge strain to them and their mental health.

City:
Blackhall
Age:
18
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for an electric cooker

This elderly lady is on Universal Credit. She lives in a flat with her son who has major health issues and is shielding. They moved into the flat in August 2019 and the cooker stopped working soon after. Since then they have made do with a microwave. M has approached the charity to ask for funds to buy a reconditioned cooker. It would really improve their quality of life, and the variety of food they can eat.

City:
Batley
Age:
65
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£115 needed for a cooker

This tenant does not have a cooker because his is broken. He is struggling financially and one of the main reasons is because he is having to spend more on shopping due to not having a cooker. Any assistance in helping him cook at home would mean he is able to better manage his food budget and also help with a healthy diet.

City:
Exeter
Age:
36
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for rugs

This client was a care leaver and has never had his own tenancy, he was previously in supported accommodation. He has mental health issues including anxiety and depression. This is his first ever tenancy and his chance to live independently. He has claimed the benefits he needs but has very little to set up his home, he has no money to buy flooring and has very little money left at the end of the month. He would like assistance to purchase some rugs.

City:
Rotherham
Age:
23
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 11 days

£60 needed for a cooker

Miss E is a single mother and works part time and has a ten month old son. She has recently moved away from her family home and this is her first tenancy. She has used all of her savings for the move and is currently without a cooker. She needs to cook independently for herself and her son and currently is unable to do this. If she could cook at home for her small family she would feel settled within her new home.

City:
Gloucestershire
Age:
21
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for a washing machine

Miss E was rehomed on an emergency basis after fleeing domestic violence. As this was a crisis move, she has had little time to ensure she could take all large items such as her washing machine. This was an emergency and she has signed for the property today and has nothing to move in with due to her ex-partner destroying all her belongings in her previous property with us.

City:
Manchester
Age:
26
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
In 11 days

£110 needed for food, gas and electricity

M has learning difficulties and suffers from poor mental health. He likes to help others and keeps himself busy by doing gardening for people. He has just moved into a flat after being homeless for 6 months. He has just applied for Universal Credit but won't receive his first payment until August. He has no money for food and has had no gas or electric since he moved into his new flat. He would be very grateful for help with food and fuel costs to tide him over until his benefits come through.

City:
Dewsbury
Age:
37
Category:
Food and Heating
Expires:
In 11 days

£30 needed for a Debt Relief Order

C has mental ill health resulting in lots of problems relating to her finances and managing family relationships. She needs constant support to remember tasks, signatures and appointments she needs to keep. However, she has no support worker and has sought help from Citizens Advice about her debt. A Debt Relief Order is essential to lift this burden and to stop C receiving debt letters which add to her ill health. She would be very grateful for help with the fee.

City:
York
Age:
54
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 11 days

£50 needed for paint and a bedroom rug

A teenage boy is in need of having his bedroom decorated - he has been struggling to sleep in his own bedroom and now he is finally doing this it would be great if we could make it into a nice space for him. He would love a new grey and white bedroom, and maybe some soft furnishings to complete room, such as a grey rug. Please could anybody donate funds so that we can provide the family with the materials to do this.

City:
Salford
Age:
41
Category:
Children
Expires:
In 11 days

£150 needed for a cooker

A Christians Against Poverty client recently went debt free, but now his cooker needs replacing and he hasn't got the funds. He doesn't want to take on a repayment debt, which he would have to do if he were to buy a new one. A cooker would mean he could continue to buy decent food and continue to budget and eat as well as he can. Thank you for any assistance you can give.

City:
Ely
Age:
56
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£120 needed for a washing machine and tumble dryer

This lady has been living in an overcrowded house. She is now moving into her own home with her child. She needs to buy lots of things for the house and can't afford everything. This money would enable her to buy a washing machine and tumble dryer which are a necessity when you have children and live in Cornwall which can be quite damp.

City:
Camborne
Age:
19
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£35 needed for a fridge freezer

This lady has three children. She also takes medication which needs to be kept in the fridge. Her fridge freezer broke and she needs a new one quickly. She doesn't have the money to buy one. She has seen one for £80 with £10 delivery which can be delivered quickly. Please help this lady to keep her medicine refrigerated.

City:
Camborne
Age:
40
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 11 days

£140 needed for two beds

The applicant split up from her husband after he had been released from prison. She is now alone and caring for her 3 children. She is managing but one of the children's bed has broken completely and the other is in very poor condition. Whilst receiving Universal Credit and Child Benefit she is not eligible for any grants and would be grateful for financial help with these.

City:
Middlesbrough
Age:
34
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for carpets

J suffered Encephalitis when he was 13, leaving him with severe epilepsy. He was living in temporary accommodation until this week and has been offered his own tenancy. He is worried how he will manage to furnish the flat himself as he claims benefits. J would really benefit from a helping hand financially at this time, having home essentials will make all the difference to how he settles in and manages his tenancy. He would like to put the money towards carpets.

City:
Oldham
Age:
20
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for return costs to Brazil

This lady is pregnant and has been trying to stay in the UK. However, because of the pregnancy and lack of means to keep her family and the baby here, Brazil have asked her to return and live there. She was offered work there as well. She just needs help to finish paying the expenses here in the UK to go as soon as possible.

City:
Hyde
Age:
29
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£120 needed for debts and repairs to flat

This young man is suffering considerably with his mental health to the extent that he has tried to commit suicide. He has many debts and is struggling to live in his flat because it needs repairs - he has no flooring and the doors need to be replaced. He is receiving some support from professionals but would really appreciate help from Acts 435 donors. It would let him know that someone cares about him. Thank you.

City:
Peterborough
Age:
33
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 12 days

£100 needed for beds and wardrobes

This lady has 5 children. She has poor mental health having come out of an abusive relationship in the last year. She is struggling financially and desperately needs furniture for her children's bedrooms including beds and wardrobes. She is on benefits but has been impacted by the benefit cap so has no spare money to buy these items. Please would you help her by donating. She will be so grateful to receive this money. Thank you.

City:
Peterborough
Age:
39
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
In 12 days

£150 needed for rent arrears

T is from Sudan, her husband is Dutch citizen. She was laid off because of Covid-19 and they have failed to get Universal Credit. They are now 3 months in arrears with their rent and are afraid they will be asked to leave by their landlord. This week, her husband has returned to work but only part-time. Even with this, they are earning £50 less per month than the rent (which is £400). This request is for £150 towards a month's rent to 'buy time' with the landlord, we will find a further £250. Many thanks.

City:
Birmingham
Age:
36
Category:
Struggling with Bills/Debt
Expires:
In 13 days

£120 needed for a washing machine

This lady was referred to us by her social worker. She has been moved out of the family home with her children but the property provided didn't have any facilities. She was trying to buy lots of items that she needed and she saw a washing machine on market place that included delivery. She couldn't afford a washing machine as well as everything she needed to buy. Please help this lady and make her life easier. Thank you.

City:
Camborne
Age:
Category:
White Goods and Furniture
Expires:
Monday, 20 July

£150 needed for a washing machine

This client has moved house, and has no washing machine, nor is there any launderette around. She is currently having to wash her clothes by hand. She is also currently unemployed and is struggling with her bills and has debt. Could you help her with the cost of a new washing machine?

City:
Truro
Age:
24
Category:
Unemployment
Expires:
Monday, 20 July

£120 needed for a laptop

Due to a severe eye injury, received in June this year, the husband of this local young couple has been prevented from returning to his work. Consequently, the couple have had to start claiming Universal Credit. The wife has multiple health issues that prevent her from ever working and they are struggling financially to manage with their two young children. The government assumes that everyone making claims for Universal Credit has access to the internet in order to access the online Journal weekly/daily. Could you help them to purchase a laptop so that they can have access to the internet and claim their benefits?

City:
Blandford Forum
Age:
32
Category:
Ill Health
Expires:
Monday, 20 July

£45 needed for Emergency accomodation

Mr P needed emergency accommodation in extreme adverse weather as he had nowhere to stay.

City:
Truro
Age:
28
Category:
Housing
Expires:
Monday, 20 July

£120 needed for Carpets

This single man has recently been rehoused into Social Housing. He is on benefits and struggles with paying bills. He cannot afford to pay for carpets. There are no carpets in his new home, which means it is very draughty and dusty. He is trying very hard to get his life together and have a fresh start. He is attending a Charity to help him with budgeting and cooking. Please can you help him.

City:
Truro
Age:
50
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
Monday, 20 July

£150 needed for Housing Payments

This man has fled abuse and is facing a bill for housing shortfall. He is waiting for his benefits review and has very little money. He wants to have a fresh start although he is still feeling very low. Another Charity will help pay towards his bill of £348.00 and with Acts 435 donations payment will be fulfilled. This would give hime hope for his future

City:
Truro
Age:
32
Category:
Fresh Start
Expires:
Monday, 20 July