V is a mum to two beautiful girls under 3, one of whom has some developmental delay due to infancy illness. She is struggling with only a single pram do to the nursery run and getting to church and so tends to stay at home during the week. We would like to purchase a buggy board to extend the pram so so she can get out with both kids.
K is 7 months pregnant and her community mentor has contacted me as ACTS435 advocate to say she needs a replacement washing machine as her current one is very unreliable. This need will be greater once the new baby arrives.
Our Client at the Selby and District Foodbank is in great need of a secondhand washing machine and installation. We are managing to source a good machine with a three-month warranty for £115 including installation. Our Client has three children of school age and a baby. The washing is starting to pile up and they only just now manage to make ends meet. This gift will help them enormously and give them one less thing to worry about. Thank you for your kindness.
A's relationship has broken down. His partner has moved out and taken both children's beds with her, but the children (aged 10 and 4) are with their father 2 nights a week and every weekend. They have to have his bed and he's on the sofa. He works but is in a low paid job and has no savings, so cannot afford the outlay for new furniture.
This young couple are living in a small housing association studio, after being homeless. They have a 6 month old baby boy and their previous pushchair provided by a charity has broken wheels. They have very little money, so are using foodbanks every 2 weeks and walk to most places. £40 has already been donated to the pushchair costs. They have no family contacts for help or support. They are hoping to find work, to enable them to provide stable family life for their son.
J has 2 children and she is in receipt of Universal credit but is finding it hard to manage financially once she has paid her rent and debts. She has had to use the food banks to feed the family on several occasions. J could apply for a Debt Relief Order which would clear these debts and she would then be able to afford to live without resorting to using the food banks.
L and J have a son with mental health issues who is now in prison. They spend any extra they have on visiting him in the south of England. This is such a drain on their own finances that they are struggling to cope. They cannot remember the last time they went out for an evening. This would be such a treat for them.
This single mum is finally decorating her bedroom, but has no money to purchase a carpet. She lives in a 2 bed property, and has 3 boys. The youngest sometimes sleeps with Mum. She says it would be a treat to have a carpet, and would feel warmer, as the winter will soon be upon us.
This young single mother was referred to us by the council for help with a washing machine. She had been living with her grandparents, but they needed to move to more suitable accommodation so she was asked to leave. She has just been housed by the council with her 1 year old daughter, but has struggled to get what she needs for her first home from her income support and child related benefits. It is very difficult with washing with her young daughter and she would really appreciate any help.
"I am caring for my premature baby whilst on a low income and addressing my debts resulting from the Universal Credit system. This request is for the basic needs of my baby. The baby's mother is unable to look after the child or help at the moment."
A lovely lady with 5 school age children has been rehoused and had to leave everything behind. With 5 children at school and a new baby she is desperate for clothes for the kids- in particular for school uniforms for them when schools have been organised. £120 would get some much needed essentials for them all.
"I" from Russia has no recourse to public funds. She is not allowed to work or get benefits. She used to work in Russia and support her husband but since coming to the UK he has been emotionally and financially abusive. She has an application with the Home Office but he is threatening her with eviction and keeping the children. He is on benefits, but gives her virtually no money. They have two children. She would use the money to buy more food and other essentials for herself and the children.
H is a single mum of 3 young children, working with Christians Against Poverty to sort her debts. She is living on a tight budget, and is very worried about planning the birthdays for her children that all happen in November. We'd love to be able to help her with this stress whilst she is addressing her debt situation, so any help would be much appreciated.
My client split up with his wife and they share custody of the kids. The wife receives all benefits as she is the main carer, but my client struggles to meet their needs on his benefits. Both children have disabilities, and regularly wet the bed. My client is struggling to afford enough sheets and bedding to tend to their needs and we are asking for contributions to buy spare quilts, waterproof bottom sheets and bedding to enable my client to meet his kids' care needs. Any help is much appreciated.
This young woman was living in temporary accommodation with her two young children, but she has just moved into an unfurnished council tenancy. She is in urgent need of an electric cooker so she can prepare proper meals for her children, but she cannot afford to buy one from her Income Support and child related benefits. I would be very grateful if you could help her. Many thanks.
This family's cooker has recently broken. They are under a lot of financial pressure as the mother is off work with their new baby on statutory maternity pay. They are going to struggle to find the money to purchase a new cooker and it would be a huge relief to them if they could have some help towards this big expenditure.
A single asylum seeking mum, with her one month old son, living in Leeds has been supported with some items from our charity. We don't have a cot to give and she doesn't have enough funds to purchase one and a few additional items for her son. (She also needs a warm blanket now that it is getting colder, and formula as he is occasionally bottle fed.) We have now helped her to find a cot from a second-hand seller, but we need your help to raise the funds required. Thank you for considering this request.
D lives alone however he cares for his 8 year old son on a weekend. He works full time therefore receives no support for housing costs. He is struggling to pay his rent at present due to the Child Maintenance Service taking £160.00 per week off his £296 wage leaving him with £136 for the week. His rent is £100 per week therefore he is living on £36. He is in the process of appealing this decision with support. Please help this gentleman secure his home during this difficult time.
Having moved to the UK over the summer, E and F are really excited to start school. As their family was forced to leave everything behind, they do not have the money to buy their new school uniforms. Please donate to help them look smart and make their parents proud on their first day.
A and her two children have just moved to the UK. The children have unexpectedly been offered a place at a school rather than college. This is a great opportunity for them but means they now face the cost of a uniform which they hadn’t anticipated. They would really appreciate being supported with the funds to buy the right uniform to help with the transition into a new city.
We have a family in our church and the mum needs to go into hospital which will leave her bed bound for a number of weeks. The father/dad has needed to stop working so that he can care for her and their 3 young boys whilst her mobility is so restricted. He had been working as a care worker on bank so is not entitled to any type of leave. We hope that this money will support them with heating and food over the coming months.
C has just had her first baby and been rehoused. She is doing a great job, has lots of support from Social Services and is making really good decisions (stopping smoking etc). However, when she moved in she didn't have any white goods, and her Universal Credit application has not been straight forward, so she has immediately fallen into debt. We are trying to help her negotiate this, but in the meantime would like to help her get a washing machine - which she needs with a little one! Thanks
M, a working single Mum to a 13 yr old girl, is currently signed off sick due to depression after a recent family bereavement. She is struggling with debts & was recently re-homed in social housing - the property is not decorated at all. M would appreciate this money in order to carpet her daughter's bedroom; it would give them a fresh start as they are struggling to cope with the recent bereavement & it would make the bedroom feel warmer & more homely as it is currently just a concrete floor.
M, a working single Mum to a 13 yr old girl, is currently signed off sick due to depression after a recent family bereavement. She is struggling with debts & was recently re-homed in social housing - the property is not decorated at all. M would appreciate this money in order to carpet their lounge; it would give them a fresh start as they are struggling to cope with the recent bereavement and it would make the bedroom feel warmer & more homely as it is currently just a concrete floor.
This couple are currently in a court battle for custody of his 3 daughters. Delays have meant additional days in court and reduced opportunities to earn money as a self-employed tractor driver. This, together with a move to Universal Credit, have meant money is exceptionally tight. The court is in Truro (35+ miles away) and their car needs new suspension arms. They are able to fit these themselves but cannot afford the purchase. They would be most grateful for any help to keep them on the road.