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.