• Sending a small one-time grant November 3, 2023 - Today we were asked to support a young woman in her early twenties and living alone, struggling, like so many to simply survive. We only sent her a small grant, £40 for food, but to quote a large supermarket, "every little helps". Our contact who referred her, just sent us this. That is fantastic, what… Continue Reading
  • Some feedback, we’ve received October 27, 2023 - This morning we received this email from one of our regular contacts, this was a complicated case involving a family that has found themselves on very hard times, much worse than they could ever have expected. It is nice to receive this, but sad that our help was necessary. We are overwhelmed just now with… Continue Reading
  • Summer holidays are here August 4, 2023 - Sadly, we seem to have had more rain than the sun these past few days. The summer holidays are upon us though and families at times like this feel the strain more, as children off school need entertaining and most of all feeding. Suddenly you are having to produce three meals per day, in contrast… Continue Reading
  • A typical week for us July 7, 2023 - This week has been busy, as it always is, but several cases stood out for us. Yes, we received many requests for help because people are struggling with the increasing cost of living. However, imagine your electricity has gone off because you have no more credit on your electricity pre-payment meter. It's not about sitting… Continue Reading
  • Making a difference, albeit a small one, one case at a time. June 22, 2023 - We were asked to help a young man this week. His relationship had broken down and he'd found himself in a house with a monthly rent that was not sustainable with just one lot of money coming in. He had been advised to apply for a local authority home but didn't know where to begin.… Continue Reading
  • Helped in the nick of time May 30, 2023 - Today, we were approached for help with a number of new cases, but one that stood out was for a single mum of three. She is struggling with the constant rise of costs, due to the cost of living crisis. She contacted the organisation that referred her to us, saying she literally had one penny… Continue Reading
  • May 5, 2023 - Goodness me, we did it!     Yesterday we hit a milestone, a huge milestone for us. We have to date given away over half a million pounds, that is £500,000.  This has meant we have been able to help so many individuals and families that are sat in the dark, worrying about the food… Continue Reading
  • Switching the lights back on April 24, 2023 - We were contacted today with respect to a family that had no credit on their electricity meter at all and their supplier was not able to help them again, as they had done so previously. The family faced not even being able to switch the lights on and any food in their fridge or freezer… Continue Reading
  • It’s the little things that make our day here in the biscuit tin! April 17, 2023 - We received this email this morning, amongst all the new requests for help. Emails like this are lovely to receive, and I think, important to share with everyone out there that donates to us on a regular basis. Even the occasional fiver now and again all helps. So, it is not just us that are… Continue Reading
  • Still here, after all these years! April 12, 2023 - We are still here, just super busy answering the many email requests for help we receive every single day. The constant increase in prices is putting huge demands on families that are struggling to heat their homes and put food on the table. Uncertainty around employment as well doesn't help. Added to that, it is… Continue Reading