C has had to leave her home with very little of her belongings. She is currently in temporary accommodation awaiting a permanent place. She is trying so hard to get herself back on her feet but keeps hitting hurdles along the way. She does currently have a job on a zero hour contract but is not getting enough hours and is also doing a job which is not good for her health. She needs a more suitable full time job but doesn't have any smart clothes suitable for interviews, can you help?
K is married with three children. His daughter is only 16 months old. When she was born, his wife became very ill, she developed a disease called Pemphigus and became so depressed that she is now on strong medication. K has had to stop working in order to look after the whole family. This is extremely hard for him. He relies on welfare benefits but there is never enough money for essentials. He desperately needs clothes for his children. £100 towards a Primark voucher would be a great help.
C has been unemployed for a while so has no reserves of money left. She has now been offered a really good job in an office. She needs to wear smart work clothes but doesn't have any. Please can you help her to quickly to get back to work by donating so that she can buy some clothes?
These two girls are homeless, and have been living in the same homeless accommodation together. They have no extra money, but they desperately need new trainers. They already have second hand clothes so it would be lovely to give them some brand new shoes. Can you help them?
P is living in challenging quarters that are bad for his health. He suffers from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) which makes it hard for him to work and live, and he struggles to sleep. Because of this, P has no money and is asking for help to get some good quality, long lasting boots as these will support his ankles which are painful. His current footwear is full of holes and second hand with no support for his injured ankles. Please can you help P to be more comfortable, especially during this cold weather.
A, together with her 3 children, had to leave her home when she could no longer cope with her abusive partner. She is receiving help in finding alternative accommodation but is currently sleeping on the floor of her mother’s flat. She has no money and her situation has left her bewildered and very stressed. She needs money for food, travel expenses to get to her appointments and she is also anxious about not having clothes for the children. She would be very grateful for help with these costs.
A is an elderly gentlemen and has been very unwell. He has very few people that he can rely on. He suffers with incontinence, which means he regularly has to replace clothing. He currently cannot afford to buy any clothing because he is in serious financial difficulty. A £100 gift voucher from Marks and Spencer would mean that he can buy some much needed essentials.
K and her partner are having a difficult time with ill health and changes in jobs, resulting in a period of unemployment. K's daughter aged 7 has complex needs connected to her autism diagnosis and self harms along with other difficult behaviours. She can't wear clothes if they have become dirty and so uses a lot of school uniform. Due to the unemployment and ill health issues the family just can't afford the uniform their daughter needs. Any help is appreciated.
E has 2 young children, one only 6 months old. Her partner is off work with mental health issues so they are relying on Universal Credit and Child Benefits. There is no spare money for warm winter clothes for them and the children. Please can you help them? This need is urgent.
Miss F lives alone with her young baby. She had a house fire which destroyed most of her belongings. She has managed to get donations for her young baby, however she needs replacement clothing for herself and is currently wearing shoes which are two sizes too big.
Only a few weeks ago, this young man approached us for funds to purchase some clothes as he was sofa-surfing and in real need. Today he has secured a job with a tyre-fitter and is over the moon. But he is now in need of suitable work clothes including work boots, trousers and a good work jacket. He would be delighted if you could again help him as he enters this next stage of his life. Your support would be such an encouragement. Thank you.
This client has recently moved into the area with her disabled baby and 13 year old daughter. The 13 year old will be starting a new school, and they are unable to afford the cost of new uniform, as only her plain white shirts from her previous school are suitable. The family are on a low income from Universal Credit and the request is for assistance towards uniform.
Y is a young widow whose town was taken over by militia during the war in Syria. With 3 small children, fear of becoming captive and forced into sex trafficking, she was pressured to remarry. She and her husband escaped to the UK where he became violent and she fled from him. Y was pregnant when she left and has now given birth to her fourth child. She is a single mother trying to find a suitable home and get her kids into school. £100 would help Y buy essential baby items and uniform for her children.