Jul 10, 2019
We were asked if we could help out a couple, both pensioners. The lady has been diagnosed with cancer, and unfortunately has ended up in intensive care in a hospital some distance away from where they live. The husband makes the 166 mile round trip to see her 2-3 times a week and stays when he can in the patient hotel at the hospital. He has nowhere to store food while he visits so is reliant on catering avaible at the hospital which is expensive. Although they are both in receipt of their pension, their outgoings are just £13 shy of the money they receive each month, due to an outstanding amount on their mortgage. We agreed to send the couple £70 to help pay for food while he visits his wife in hospital.