E is a single mum of 2 who is working with CAP to manage her finances and is making good progress. Her mum has been critically ill in hospital and needed her support and she hasn't enough spare in her budget to manage caring for her mum and kitting her son out with school uniform for September. She is also trying to learn new skills to enable her to increase her income but for her training she needs to buy a uniform which she also can't afford at the moment. £100 would make it all possible!
This young man is in desperate need of new clothes however he has no money to buy any. His personal hygiene is being affected as a result of only having the one outfit. He is struggling to make ends meet due to the welfare reform, and having his benefits cut. He is being supported by a local charity who are helping him get through and to maintain his tenancy, but he desperately needs some more help. This will help to keep him healthier and it will reduce the stress he is feeling right now.
This young man was homeless and had nothing. He is in temporary accommodation provided by the church and is making good effort to get his life back on track. Unfortunately a member of his extended family has died and he would like to attend the funeral but hasn't any smart clothes and shoes to wear. He is in receipt of basic benefit so hasn't enough money for anything extra. Please can you help him to pay his respects and also look smart for some upcoming job interviews.
Tracey and partner need to buy 2 sets of school uniform for their children for September. Dad is a delivery driver and Mum is full time at home looking after 3 children. Money is tight and their 2nd son starts school for the first time and needs jumpers, shirts, PE kit and bag all with the school logo on. They can manage to put a bit aside each week for shoes and trousers but the logo uniform is very expensive. They are accessing the foodbank to help over the holidays. Any help appreciated.
T has 4 children all needing new uniforms and shoes for the start of the new term. They have moved area following domestic violence and changed schools, so items can’t be recycled amongst the kids. Thank you for any help offered
A is being housed in a different location to the refuge and the 4 boys need uniform for their new school term. This money will go towards their school uniform needs as the coats for kids scheme is helping with other items. Thank you for help offered.
6 children have worn their uniform out, having been a full year in it. All need shoes too and mum is struggling to keep repaying her debts and clothing the children. She has worked well with CAP and is looking to be debt free by January. She is grateful for help received.
M has 4 children, all starting school in the UK for the first time. They have applied for Asylum and are looking forward to starting school and integrating with other families in the area. M is anxious they should look the same as other children, and would like me to say she is so grateful for any support offered in this area. She will pass this help forward when she has the right to work granted.
Paula is a hard working lady, due to illness she had to give up her job and found herself in a lot of debt. She has been retraining and is now ready to go back into work, unfortunatley while she was off sick she put on weight and also has very painful feet so she needs specialist shoes.The money will help her to buy new clothes which will enable her to go for job interviews.
This lady has recently become a single parent after her husband left. Her two children are attending secondary school and need the school's branded blazer and PE clothing as well as other school uniform.
This man has had a major operation and is on benefits. His partner had a car accident recently and has had 2 operations on her back and is awaiting another operation. They have 5 children between them who are eligible for free school meals in term time. They are struggling to feed them in the holidays. He is also in need of money for their school uniforms. The food bank will provide food for them throughout the holidays.
This lady is struggling to provide the uniforms needed for her 2 children in September. Her youngest child has ADHD and goes to mainstream school but only part time so she is unable to take a job. The children's father works as a handy man doing odd jobs as he is unfit to continue his trade as a plasterer due to joint damage caused by years as a plasterer. The family manage on a very low income.
I am the Advocate from Selby and District Foodbank. Our Client has recently been rehoused due to sensitive issues. She is a strong and proud lady not used to the situation she finds herself in. She has found some unbranded school uniform and we are able to source some of the remaining uniform needed. Two of the children need a blazer with the school logo and the four children each needs a pair of school shoes. Your kindness will greatly assist this family in need.
C lives with 5 of her children in the Kirkby. She has a number of health conditions including the terminal illness of COPD and is struggling financially. Due to a previous over payment which she has to be pay back, she has even less money to rely on and is in financial distress. C needs to provide uniforms & PE kits for her two teenage children and this is causing huge anxieties for her which is further impacting upon her health. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
M is an asylum seeker who has made her home in the UK. She came to us because her young child starts school and M doesn't have enough money to buy the new uniform, pe kits and shoes needed. M is new to the area so doesn't have a friendship circle to ask for help, ACTS is her only hope, please help.
MP is now a single mother having recently separated from her abusive partner and has now moved into social housing. We are helping her to manage the debt which has accrued during this testing period of her life. However, Miss P’s son is due to move to a secondary school this September and this requires the purchase of a complete new school uniform. As there are insufficient funds within her budget for this purchase, this is unfortunately causing her additional stress and anxiety.
Money is needed for school uniforms for a family who have two children changing schools, moving up to middle and high schools and a third who has outgrown her uniform. The family are on working tax credit with little disposable income. Any support would be much appreciated.
C is a single Mum of 2. She gets Employment and Support Allowance, Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits. There is no way she can afford all the uniform for her son going to secondary school. The PE kit alone is £50 . She has tried sourcing some of the uniform second hand but with little success. Time is running out. Please can you help with this urgent request.
T went to prison for 4 weeks. When he came out he found he had lost all his benefits and has to change to Universal Credit. This means an 6 week delay in getting any money. He is trying to get the government loan. He is using the Food bank to eat. He has very bad arthritis in his knees and feet and needs a sturdy pair of boots as he walks everywhere. He also needs a warm weatherproof coat as Autumn is coming. Please help him get back on his feet.
Zania’s daughter is starting secondary school in September. Zania has managed to get shirts and trousers from Tesco but is struggling to get the money together to buy the rest of the uniform especially blazer and the P.E kit and school shoes are the most expensive things. Zania is in receipt of benefits so doesn’t have money to spare after paying all of her bills and for food. Please can we raise some money to help her give her daughter a good start at her new school.
Mum of 3 receives Income support, child tax credits, child benefit and housing benefit. She cannot work as she is caring for her very sick mother. Her son who has special needs and is statemented, is about to start secondary school and she needs help with the uniform. The blazer tie and jumper set is £48, PE kit is £50 and she still needs 2 pairs of trousers, shirts and black shoes. Because of his needs the boy gets dirty easily so she has to have plenty of clothes. Please help her urgently.
L is a single mother. She has very recently moved into a more affordable two bedroom flat. The rent in her old property was too expensive after her older son moved out. Since the move, her benefits have changed resulting in her rent falling into arrears. Her four-year-old son is now about to start school. Due to the expense of moving and paying rent arrears, she cannot afford the new school uniform for her son. £100 to help towards this cost would be a great help to her and her family.