Sep 21, 2016
A young mum of a 2 year old, who had recently lost a child,due to it being still born, had found herself a job which she felt would be just the thing to get her out of the house and lift her spirits, as well as aid her ill health. She had the job in place but they needed a CRB check undertaken before she could start. This would be down to her to pay for. She'd tried elsewhere, but could only find only help with money for food or utilities, which is a pain as this would seriously help her get her life together. It was an easy decision for us to take as it would be so positive for her, so it was agreed that the £54 be sent across for her to get the test sorted out so she could begin work as soon as possible.
Jul 25, 2016
A soon to be (in 5 days) Mum, expecting her first child was highlighted as being in extreme stress and in need. She had received her maternity grant and used it to buy things for the baby, but was without a washing machine or sufficient food. She had when we spoke to her enough food if she stretched it to last her two days.
It was agreed that £250 be sent to her, to go towards the purchase of a washing machine and to buy some food so she could stay properly nourished to provide for the baby and take care of herself. She was also given some benefit advice and assistance to resolve a small debt issue.
May 2, 2016
We were alerted to a young mum who had posted that after her bills had been paid she had only £15 to last her a whole month for food for her and her six month old baby, and there were health restrictions with diet. We sent over a sum of money to tide her over so that she could get some extra help in place to help her with budgeting and sorting out her rent and council tax. She was very relieved for the assistance.