We cannot thank you enough for your kind donation! M was so pleased to have the money to be able to see her children once a week. She left with a definite skip in her step!
M has signed up with a recruitment agency that will give her access to training and job placements that result in a reference - all reasons to celebrate her positive steps.
15th April 2017
This young lady was in care, through no fault of her own, until last year when she became 16 when she was placed in supported accommodation. In February this year she turned 17 and was allocated a council flat, but had only a bed and a kettle to move in with!
Hull Homeless Community Project (HHCP) have supported her with donated goods but she was without a cooker and a washer - two items which are very important. She volunteers for HHCP as while she seeks work. It is very young to be asked to sort out all your affairs with no support from family and only basic benefits.
The prompt response from the wonderful donor gives her a start in life which she really deserves and is very grateful for. Thank you.
Life Changing Gift
13th April 2017
Karen, our Advocate in Cornwall writes; I was heartbroken to hear the story of a couple who describe themselves as 'white refugees.' W and G are UK citizens who have recently returned to the UK after living in South Africa. They had to leave because there was no employment and they simply couldn't survive. They are living with W's brother in Cornwall; it is a difficult situation because the brother is self employed and not getting much work. They are desperate for money just to live and their benefits claim could take 3 months to be assessed.
Feeling utterly despondent, D and W were led to Transformation CPR and Centenary Methodist Church. Joining me for Tea & Toast, they told me this had been a 'life saving and life changing experience.' They had been 'welcomed with open arms and shown true Christian love.'
The £100 they received through Acts 435 was used to purchase toiletries (supplemented by CPR Foodbank), for essential travel to appointments e.g. Jobcentre, and to pay for W's essential prescriptions. It was a lifeline to them.
4th April 2017
Debbie, the recipient, wrote;
Please can we thank you deeply for the provision of this money. We are a family of four with two young children and on low incomes. We have had our old bed for 8 years and it was given to us back then by family. After my recent operation I am very thankful to the Lord for his grace and provision with wonderful, generous donation for our new bed.
We will be thankful in our prayers tonight,
Deborah and Gavin
30th March 2017
This recipient writes; I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the most generous donation to help us purchase a new pushchair for our 11 month old baby girl. Without your help it would have meant much financial hardship for our family at a time that is particularly difficult for us.
We had no idea that your organisation even existed and we are grateful for your support at this time and hopefully in the near future we will be in a position to make our own donation to your most worthy cause.
Many thanks for your help and support.
27th March 2017
Thank you, I have used the funds from this and my previous request for the award of £90 to pay for a Debt Relief Order. The order was approved and accepted and I have the chance of a fresh start now, debt free for the first time in as long as I can remember.
Success of one man's life changed
6th March 2017
This is a remarkable story. We met J about 4 years ago and he was in a mess in so many ways. He lost access to his children when his ex-wife moved without informing him or the court. J had a breakdown and was under the hospital for depression. He was unemployed, in social housing, living on benefits and had little hope. He became a Christian and his life began to change. His depression lifted and after a few months he was discharged from the hospital and now needs no further treatment or medication. He got back to working but is looking at going to college to re-train. In November last year he married a woman in the church and they are making progress in regaining access to his children. The unconditional love shown to him by Christians in the church and through Acts 435 played a significant part in his transformation.
Complete change of circumstances
21st February 2017
When we filed Frank's application we also prayed for him as he has been fighting cancer for the last 4 years and was also waiting to hear back from his appeal to the Home Office on his application to stay in the UK. When I contacted him to give him this money he told me that following our meeting his application had been approved, he had been rehoused to more affordable housing and could now pay off his energy bills so that he was no longer in debt.
Homeless no more
14th February 2017
Mark originally approached us for help a year ago when he had lost work due to health problems and as a result ended up homeless. Determined to not get caught up in the local homeless "scene" with its disposition of drink and drugs, he sought our help to get camping equipment that would enable him to wild camp on the outskirts of town. Acts 435 supported him with £120 for a tent, sleeping bag, etc, which enabled him to survive for the last year whilst he worked with local agencies to find a home.
He has now obtained a home (rented flat) with help from the local authority and others and we have again helped through Acts 435 to get this furnished.
He is now looking for employment again and says that the support from Acts 435 has been essential in turning life round for him.
Mark says , "This help is fantastic - everything seems to be heading in the right direction now with my new home - thank you so much."
You can also read more about Mark's story on our blog!
26th January 2017
Thank you so much for your kind donation. This has meant a great deal to John who has been able to carpet his flat having moved out of supported accommodation. John is continuing to live independently and asked for his gratitude to be passed on! It is very difficult to find funding for carpeting and Acts 435 has allowed clients like John to be able to make their accommodation into a home.
24th January 2017
Acts 435 donors have given money towards this man's daily travel costs from Redruth to Truro Treliske hospital for radiotherapy.
His condition was misdiagnosed for years and his health declined, he could no longer work, lost his home and slept for months on end in his car.
Finally he was diagnosed with lung cancer and is now receiving the treatment he desperately needs.
Life-line for Widow
23rd January 2017
This widowed lady with a 10 year old son had to leave her partially furnished flat as landlord needed it for family. She works in the holiday trade cleaning but the work in Cornwall is seasonal. At the moment she gets 12 to 16 hours work a week. She successfully bid for a housing association flat but it had nothing in it. She was given 2 mattresses and had 2 easy chairs and a table from her other flat. She was referred to us and I went to see her and decided to put requests online for her. They were fulfilled so quickly. Thank you. We helped her get good second hand equipment in advance of the payment and were able to pay for it and deliver it yesterday. There is some left over to get some lino to cover the bare floor boards in some rooms. She was in tears yesterday. She cannot believe strangers would help her. She wishes she could thank you all personally. We left her uplifted!
Homeless and penniless
16th January 2017
Thank you very very much for enabling Transformation CPR to provide the support this vulnerable couple so desperately needed. To be suddenly homeless and penniless is a terrible thing but to not be able to speak the language makes it a scary place to be.
The couple are safely accommodated and incredibly grateful for your help.
The difference carpets can make!
5th January 2017
This young Mum of four has been struggling with mental health problems and her children have been living with their Dad. Mum, J, has been compliant with the relevant services and has made much progress both in her health and in creating a home in her little flat. There were no carpets and she was not allowed to have her children visit in the flat until the carpet problem was resolved. An Acts 435 grant enabled her to buy 2 carpets and a friend fitted them for free 3 days before Christmas. What a special time this was for the family! The children came for their Christmas dinner and they all had a wonderful time together. This has given them all so much hope for the future now we are at the start of a New Year. Thank you for really making a difference!
Family's Last Christmas
3rd January 2017
A 35 year old father of 5 is facing his last Christmas with his young family after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is self employed and the sole bread winner. The generous donation of £100 for this request was received within hours of being posted.
Five very nice toys were bought for the children and a family game for all to share. All gift wrapped by the Advocate.
Being in a very dark place at the moment the man and his wife were overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers at Christmas. It will help them to make a celebration for the children on this bitter sweet occasion. Heartfelt thanks to the donor.
28th December 2016
For a new Mum who had been brought up in care and now with no family support the gift of new carpet for her new flat just before Christmas was mind blowing. She was so excited and relieved that someone out there cared about her and her baby and enabled her to do the right thing and make a new start.
In time miracle!
26th December 2016
Without this service of helps, I might not make it through this Christmas. Thank you so much for bailing my family out of the sticky situation where were in.
Now we can have something decent to eat, at least, for some weeks. And we can plan new arriving baby's essentials.
22nd December 2016
The money will help with cost of travel for the Dad to go for cancer treatment at Southampton Hospital.
The family are so grateful for the money as the situation was putting further pressure on the family finances due to the Dad not being able to work. We pray that the treatment is successful and their finances will soon be sorted.
19th December 2016
I would like to pass on our gratitude to everyone who helped us be able to get our car repaired. It is just in perfect time! Now I can get to appointments and life will be so much easier.
Wishing you all and amazing Christmas and a fantastic 2017
15th December 2016
This lady is amazed that this grant has been provided so quickly - the same day as the request was posted. She is able to get her teenage son some presents to open on Christmas day which will make both their christmas special.