S has been given a free holiday at Easter. She has two children and no transport and has never been on holiday before. It would be wonderful if a gift could be given to pay for her train fare.
G and her husband have 3 children. He is in work but on a zero hours contract so they are on a very tight budget. Their youngest son is 6 and has special needs. He doesn't sleep well and requires extra support at school. Late last year they had a serious house fire which damaged or destroyed all his bedroom furniture and they cannot afford to replace it. They would be so grateful for any help in refurnishing the room.
"I am a single mum of 5 children and struggle on a weekly basis to pay bills and buy food for my family. I work on an evening so that I can provide for my children and try to keep our heads above water. I desperately need a new bedroom carpet for my children's room but do not have any spare money to buy one. [your help with] £120 would mean a great deal to me and relieve some of the pressure I feel under and help me to sleep better at night."
We are trying to get some urgent funding for a family in desperate need. Mum and the children are from Pontefract but moved away a few years ago. They have been forced to come back here due to a severe domestic violence situation for which Dad has been given a long custodial sentence and the family have to be in a place of safety. Unfortunately Mum has been taken seriously ill and is currently unable to be left alone as she is having up to 20 seizures a day. The children on some days have to stay with a family friend who lives some way from school, doesn't drive and therefore the children can't come to school. To ensure they come to school we are funding a taxi, which amounts to £155. If we could get a donation of £120, school would fund the rest. We would really appreciate help for the family, they have been through the most dreadful times.
O is currently living in a one-bed flat with his father. His daughter has been in foster care, but is now due to be placed back into his care as soon as he has appropriate accommodation. He has scraped together enough to secure a two-bed flat but has nothing left to be able to furnish it. He is unable to claim benefits at the moment. A washing machine and kitchen equipment would let him move in and have his daughter back living with him.
J is a lone parent and has a large family. She is expecting another child in a few months and is on benefits. They are living in a very overcrowded house and bunk beds would help a great deal at this time. There are no affordable homes in the area with more bedrooms that J could consider and the council do not have the stock. One of her children has complex needs and needs extra support and space to have a time out. Any help towards bunk beds would make a huge difference to this family.
F and her two children have been offered a free holiday. They need the petrol to get to the destination. F is unemployed and struggling with bills and debts. The children are 7 and 3 and would love to go away for Easter. Thank you for any gift you might be able to give.
E claims means tested benefits and lives with her partner and their children. They are currently needing support from a local foodbank and need help to pay bills, rent and essentials. Any support would be greatly appreciated.