52 Lives

#173 Franny

Request: Bedroom furnishings / Donations / Messages

This week, we’d like to help an 8 year old girl called Franny who recently lost her mum. We need to protect Franny’s privacy, so can't share too many details. But her mother’s death was sudden and devastating for Franny. There was some conflict around where Franny would live and who would look after her, and it caused a lot of trauma for a little girl who was already going through such a difficult time.

Franny is now living with her dad, stepmum, two step-sisters and her half-brother, who welcomed her with open arms. But Franny arrived at their house with nothing – her clothes, toys, and even gifts her mum had given her - were all left behind.

It has been a big adjustment, not just for Franny but also for her siblings, who are getting used to having a new family member live with them. They also have a lot of anxiety around the loss of Franny’s mum. On a practical level, Franny’s dad and stepmum have had to convert the loft to create an extra bedroom, as all 3 girls were having to share 1 room. They would absolutely love to be able to decorate Franny’s bedroom, and fill it with new furniture, toys…everything she could wish for.

Which is where we come in! We would love to help them to create a beautiful new bedroom for Franny. We would also love to do something kind for her siblings, to give them all a fresh start as a family.

What We Need

1. Bedroom furnishings - Franny will be sharing a bedroom with her step-sister who is almost the same age as her. Her older step-sister will be moving into the loft bedroom. We want to help redecorate both bedrooms so all three girls have somewhere lovely to relax and play. We have created an Amazon wishlist with some of the things we need. To buy an item from the wishlist, please click the link below.  (To buy an item,  add it to your basket and at checkout choose the 'gift registry address' - if you have any trouble please feel free to email us and we can help admin@52-lives.org)

2. Donations - We will use donations to help pay for the paint they need, for decorating and anything else they might need.

3. Messages - To send a kind message to Franny or any of her family members, please write your message in the form below. All messages will be passed along (your name will be shared with the family but not your contact details). Or you can post a message to 52 Lives (Life # 173), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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