We have had an extremely busy two weeks – 7 single mattresses, 4 single beds, 3 sets of bunk beds – gone to families in poverty, or who have gone through domestic violence; a travel cot, stairgate, clothes and toys to a single parent in poverty; 6 x essentials boxes to families in poverty, suffering from mental health or have gone through domestic violence; childrens clothes, toys and toiletries for a refugee family with nothing; baby clothes, toys, pram, nappies, milk and childrens clothes for another refugee family with nothing; 2 x camera monitors for children in poverty with complex health needs; a laptop repair for a student who’s parent has alcohol dependency; a cooker, washing machine and fridge freezer for a mum who has been through domestic violence; baby clothing, childrens clothes, a food shop, and essentials box for a parent in poverty; a food shop for a parent who has been through domestic violence; a wardrobe and toy storage for a child who’s parent has mental health issues; 2 x birthday presents for children in poverty; and 2 x weekly food shops for families in poverty. We have also started to get the Christmas present referrals in – approximately 220 so far (These are children who would otherwise go without a gift this year). WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY TAKING DONATIONS OF ITEMS, AS WE NEED TO FREE UP SPACE READY FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT WE WILL CALL OUT FOR ITEMS ON OUR PAGE. Thank you to everyone who supports us – we are continually grateful.
During the last week of September and the first week of October, we have provided nappies, baby food, and wipes for a baby who’s parents are currently homeless; a baby monitor for a family living in a B&B; a stairgate for a family in poverty; a pram travel system for a family in poverty; an electric cooker for a single mum with mental health issues who was unable to purchase one in her new accommodation; a week’s food shop for a family in poverty; winter clothes for a young child who’s mother was struggling to provide; a microwave and cooking utentils, pots etc for a single mum living in one room who had no provision for warming food; 4 birthday presents for children in the refuge; 2 boxes of small luggage cases going to children who were being taken to temporary foster care, so they can take their treasured possessions with them; a pram for a mum in poverty who also has mental health issues; and a new cot & mattress for a baby who’s mother is struggling with anxiety and ongoing debt. We are starting to make space for Christmas, so will call out for items as and when we need them. Thank you to everyone for your continued support
In the last few days, we have provided (or are in the process of providing), 3 x beds/cots for siblings who are all sleeping in travel cots (due to poverty), a weekly food shop for a family in poverty, a single bed for a child sleeping on the floor, a mattress for a child, due to domestic violence, winter clothes and toys for a young child who had no toys at all (human trafficking), and 13 x birthday presents for the children currently in the local refuges.