Jul 11, 2014
We saw an article in the Lancashire Evening Post about a lady that had been duped by an online scam to get a Blue Badge for her disabled husband. (http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/disabled-gran-conned-into-paying-site-for-blue-badge-1-6638301 ). We were touched by the story, so we stepped up and after speaking to the lady in question on the phone, we sent her £70 to help restore her faith in humanity. She was so pleased and said that her husband and she had just booked a little break and the money would come in very handy as extra spending money.
Mrs P's daughter had been sanctioned and had her JSA stopped for a month for not attending a course that she had no idea about. We made contact and sent her £150 for her daughter to help her through until the mess was sorted out.
Mrs L who suffers from Fibromyalgia and other illnesses was recently hospitalised. Her husband took time off work to care for her and their two children. When he returned to work, he was told that he would not be paid for the time off. This obviously left them in dire straits. We made contact and gave the family £250 to help them to get back on track.
We had a referral from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in the NHS. One of her patients who was struggling to pay her bills and had no food. We were of course more than happy to help her out. We gave her £200 and ordered her a big shop for her and her son.