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Child in desperate need of a bed

Our agents wrote to us about one of their clients they are supporting who has a large amount of debt, and might even have to file for bankruptcy.  She is a single mum of two children, one 3 and one 8 years old.  The oldest childs bed has broken, and is falling apart, mostly because it is only suitable for a toddler.  We were asked if we could consider contributing towards the cost of a new or second hand bed, so that the child could have a bed to sleep in, as obviously not sleeping properly will impact negatively on her health.  We agreed to send her £100 to put towards the cost of a bed.

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Couple sleeping on the floor

We were approached to see if we could possibly consider helping a couple who did not have a bed and were forced to sleep on the floor, without even a mattress.  The wife works, in a situation where she helps others, extremely less fortunate than herself.  They are in a huge amount of debt and unable to spend any money on a bed, and even if they come into any extra money she prioritises it for the debts first.  Our agent wanted to arrange for a bed to be purchased on their behalf and delivered.  (Our Agent knew any money we offered, they'd put straight to the debts.  The lack of a bed, and lack of sleep, was seriously affecting the mental health of them both).  The husband hasn't worked for five years as he suffers with extreme agoraphobia, and even the idea of a bed being delivered was sending him into extreme anxiety.  Our agent managed to find a well priced bed frame, mattress, and a bottom sheet for them, and using discount codes got the price reduced to £192.91 including delivery on a day and time of their choice.

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