L is a single parent struggling on Universal Credit and in need of help towards oil. The family live in a rural location and can only use oil for heating and for hot water. Any help would be very much appreciated so that they can avoid taking out a loan to stay warm this winter. The family have no support network and can not borrow money from friends or family. Any donation would be hugely appreciated.
'A' is a single parent of 2 boys age 7 and 3. They don't get any support from their father. The boys share a bedroom, but there is nowhere to put their clothes so they are in piles on the floor. Mum said she would love a large chest of drawers, 5 drawers with 2 small drawers at the top. This would help the boys to try to keep their room tidy as well as giving them space for their clothes.
N is a mum of 4 children and has been the subjected to domestic violence. The perpetrator has been sentenced to 3 months imprisonment but will be out in December 2018. The police have fitted an alarm to her house (which goes direct to their station) and they have advised her to fit CCTV. Social services have contributed to the cost but mum has to fund the rest. £120 will help to cover this.
C lives with her son who has autism. They have been living in a privately rented property for many years. Her landlord has just given her 21 days notice and is putting up the rent to a higher level that she cannot afford. She is having to move into a council property but she cannot afford the removal costs. £120 would really help this family who are urgently needing support.
Mr R has 6 young children and is wanting a fresh start away from his debts. He is now settled with his partner, and they are both tackling their debts together. He has a poorly pancreas which means doing any work for a long period of time is not possible. They are a loving couple, who were thrilled to hear about the work your charity does. Having the £90 paid for his Debt Relief Order will mean they are debt free for Christmas. Thank you very much.
E has been using a table top hob to cook for her and her family since her cooker was deemed unsafe. She is unable to afford a new cooker and a friend donated her portable hob to help out, but it is proving difficult to manage to cook for 6 using just two hot plates and a tiny oven. She would be grateful for this money as she can secure a tested second hand one from a local supplier and would be able to get it as soon as funds are there so she can cook christmas dinner. Please help, thank you.
This family have come into difficulties due to changing onto universal credit. They have no money coming in until this is sorted. With 5 children they are in desperate need to purchase winter shoes and wellington boots. S helps out at the church children's group and although a newcomer in the community she is making a great attempt at integrating.
Our client and her husband have custody of their 7 year old grandson who is diagnosed with a terminal illness called leaukodystrophy, COPD and dementia. Walls are being knocked out in the house to fit a lift as neither her or her husband can lift the child upstairs. I am asking for a donation of £120.00 as where the walls are being knocked out will need redecorating and the family cannot afford to do this. The landlord is providing flooring but the family need help with decorating this space.
AB needs a bed for her son, aged 8. He's outgrown his toddler bed and can't fit into it any more, so has been sharing with his mother for several years. Urgent need for a full size bed that will last him through to his teens. Your donation will help give them privacy. Thank you.
S has applied for universal credit following ill health & has been told this will not be paid until January. She has used her reserves, been going without food & heat so she can feed the kids & warm the house when they come in from school, then going to bed so she can keep warm. She is drinking cold water to fill herself up. CAP are now involved, we are helping with sorting things out but would like to help her do a food shop to supplement her food bank items & top up her gas & electric. Thanks
K has moved out of the refuge with her 2 kids and due to her change of circumstances & area has had to claim universal credit. The job coach has told her she won’t get her first payment in time for Christmas. She has the presents sorted, but is now struggling for gas and electric and has been told warm home discount has ended this year. CAP are providing Christmas food and treats, she needs a restock to get them through the next few weeks and is using food bank. Please help.
Our Client from the Selby & District Foodbank is a single mum with 3 children. Her cooker is no longer working and it has been condemned as it is beyond repair. We would ask for your help on behalf of this family to replace this very necessary item as she is finding it difficult to cook her usual hot meals for the children. Thank you for your kindness.
A lives alone with her children. She was working until the birth of her youngest who is 8 months old. Due to the change in financial state, she has been overpaid by tax credits who had calculated an `in year reduction` which has reduced her tax credit payments by £500 per month. This is leaving her in a financial crisis and she is struggling to feed her children and heat her home. Please help the lady with a small amount of living costs during this difficult period.
M lives with her two sons, 11 and 18. She has been moved into temporary accommodation and now faces a huge energy bill; part of the bill is from the previous tenant but the energy company is refusing to clear any of the bill. £120 would help her clear a chunk of the bill and make it more manageable.
LO fled domestic abuse and she and her four children lived in a refuge. She has now been offered a house but she has no benefits in place yet and no cooker. She is so worried that she will not be able to cook a meal for her children on Christmas day. We can get her a reconditioned cooker for £120.00 if you would be so kind as to donate to this lovely family.
NR has done really well to budget for her and her four children, she used to work part time but had to stop working due to her health. Now she relies on just her benefits, she thought by putting a little away each week she would be OK to cover the additional cost of Christmas but then her washer broke and the launderette is expensive for a family with 4 children. Having a reconditioned washer would really help this family - thank you.
C has 5 children and has been told it could be 6-12 weeks for Universal Credit to be sorted out. She is now in week 6. However her washing machine has broken and she needs help towards purchasing another.
This single father is temporarily out of work due to managing his son's health needs. He has his two children living with him and is struggling to pay for bills and general living expenses. Their washing machine has also recently broken and he is struggling to stay on top of things. This funding would allow them to pay off the urgent bills and buy a second hand washing machine.
This single mother of 2 recently had her house burgled and she is absolutely devastated- not only did they take cash and personal items but they stole all of the presents that had been bought for the children. She had been saving up for a while and is now really struggling as she does not know where to turn to. This funding would help her continue to pay for bills and have some things over Christmas.
G and his 5 year old daughter are struggling with money in the run up to Christmas. They are living off £20 a week due to a problem with universal credit and he is struggling to put food on the table. They have no family or friends to help them. G is heartbroken that his daughter may go without Christmas presents this year. We would love to provide him with supermarket vouchers so he could go shopping for food and a few gifts for his little girl.
P has had a long battle with serious drug addictions but for the last 10 months he has been clean and in that time he has experienced remarkable breakthroughs in his spiritual life and also family life. In the last number of weeks he has been allowed access to see his two daughters after a period of 5 years. Due to a switch over in his benefits he will not receive any income until after Christmas which means he has no money available to buy his daughters a Christmas present.
SR is a single mother with 4 children and a baby on the way. She is struggling as her cooker is broken and she has to cook everything in a microwave. With 4 children she is unable to work and therefore only has a low income from benefits. She is being supported by the Food Bank at East Oldham Methoidst church.
A hard working Mum who has found this year incredibly difficult. She is a single Mum who is bringing up three children 15, 7 and 5. The children do not have any contact with their father and he does not support the family in any way. She tries hard to keep her head above water but has found the last two months difficult and has had to rely on Foodbank Vouchers. Working with Christians Against Poverty to clear debts. £120 would help her with the extra expense of Christmas.
E has had no cooker since hers was condemned 6 months ago. She has been using a camping kitchen with two gas burners trying to feed a family of 6 in relays. She will be able to get a new cooker which can be installed for this amount, she could not afford the outlay herself due to trying to sort out her debt. She is working with CAP and hopes she will be able to get a cooker in time for Christmas. Thank you.
D lives alone following his divorce but he has been allowed to have his 4 kids for a week over the Christmas hols. He can feed them, but is worried as he can’t afford to feed them as well as put gas and electric on. He knows if there is a problem his ex wife might stop them seeing him. This money will ensure he doesn’t run out of either gas or electric during their visit, and means he will get more regular contact. He has prepared for Christmas all year, and has their presents already. Thank you.
Family consisting of Father and Daughter (aged 8). Through family issues the Mum no longer has contact with the Daughter. Dad is finding Christmas time difficult emotionally and financially. This money would go towards a new washing machine for the family in an attempt to reduce pressure and his anxiety and to ensure that the Daughter has clean clothes and clean uniform for school.
JE has three children, one is disabled and a change in benefit has meant that she has had a delay in her benefits. She has no money to buy the waterproof mattress protectors that her disabled child needs on his bed. She washes them so often that sadly they don't last long and she has to buy new ones regularly. Please help her to buy new waterproof mattress protectors for her child.
Miss J has a 3 year old daughter, and has recently been brave enough to get out of an abusive relationship. She is now back living on her Mum's sofa and is trying to get her own accommodation. She got into debt when her ex boyfriend forced her to take out debt in her name for him. She is now looking to get a fresh start. A debt relief order will mean that she won't owe this money and will be able to concentrate on finding work and getting her new place sorted.