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Pensioner dealing with cancer is without food

A lady who is currently dealing with ovarian cancer and spinal metatases, lives with her husband.  Currently the only income they receive is her £145 pension per week.  They do own their own home, but still have bills to pay out of that, including energy, water, council tax etc.  Our agents are assisting her in applying for pension credit and her husband has no income at all, so they are helping him to claim Universal Credit.  In the meantime they don't have any money for food, so we sent them £100 so they could get some food shopping in.

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Woman unable to manage

We were approached about a family, a mother and father and their young son.  The mother has been receiving treatment for cancer, and the impact of this is that she is now struggling with extreme fatigue, mobility and coordination issues.  Her husband has recently lost his job, so they are really struggling to cope financially, with her claiming Employment Support Allowance as she is unable to work.  The impact of the cancer on the mother has meant she has to rest a lot, and they are unable to put the heating on if she needs it because they can not afford it.  We agreed to send them £100 to help them out.

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Lady with cancer struggling with rental payments

Our help was needed today for a lady in her late 60s who has had to give up work as she has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.  She also is suffering from advanced COPD.  Since having given up work she now finds herself in a position where she is unable to cover her rental payments, despite receiving housing benefit.  Our agents are now helping her to apply for social housing to reduce her monthly costs.  At the moment she is just unable to cope and is concerned she needs money for energy costs for her home and fuel costs to allow her to get to her hospital appointments.  We agreed to send her £100 to help her with these costs.

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Sick lady who is unable to afford to get to hospital

We were contacted about a lady who has recently returned to the UK, from Gibraltar, where she has been living, fleeing a domestic violence situation.  She is currently staying with family and has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately she is unable to claim any benefits for three months, as she was living outside the UK.  Our agents are hoping to try to fast track her claim, but at the moment she has no money and is unable to afford to attend hospital for her treatment appointments.  We agreed to send her £100 to help her out.

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