52 Lives

#176 Cathy and Luke

Request: Household things from their Amazon list / Donations / Messages

This week, we’d like to help a mother and son, who had to flee from their home in fear.

Cathy has had a horrifying few years at the hands of her partner. She recently took her son and left - leaving everything behind...their friends, their home and all their belongings. 

So Cathy and her son, Luke, have been staying on a friend's sofa, waiting for a council flat to become available for them.

Luke has been struggling to come to terms with everything that's happened. His biological dad sadly died, and he has been living in a violent home for years. He now has no home, no toys and no friends.

Cathy and Luke’s support worker has managed to help them secure a council flat, which they will be moving into very soon. But they have absolutely nothing - not even carpet - and have to start from scratch. 

With your help, we want to show Cathy and Luke some much-needed kindness. We would love to get them everything they need for their new home (including making Luke's new bedroom a wonderful place for him to be). We would also like to do something else for Luke...he loves cycling, but his step-dad broke his bike. We would like to buy him a brand new one.

What We Need

1. Things for their flat - I've created a wishlist on Amazon and filled it with all the things Cathy and Luke need for their new flat. I've also included some special things for Luke's bedroom, to try help it feel like a home for him. To buy a gift from the list, please click the link below. (You will be taken to Amazon.co.uk - just add an item from the list to your basket and at checkout choose the 'Cathy and Luke Gift Registry address.' Your gift will be sent directly to them. If you have any problems, please let us know using the form below and we can try to help) 

2. Donations - We will use your donations to pay for a new bike for Luke (which will mean so much to him!) and for carpet for their flat. Any donations above what is needed for these things will be used to buy any other things Cathy and Luke need. To make a donation, please click the link below. 

3. Messages - To send a kind message to Cathy and Luke, please write it in the form below and we will pass it along to them (your contact details will not be shared). Messages can also be posted to 52 Lives (Life 176), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT (please note, parcels can not be sent to this address).

Thanks so much!

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