52 Lives

#197 Liam

Request: Donations for furniture and carpet / Bedroom things for Liam / Messages

This week, we’d like to help an 8 year old boy from Shropshire called Liam.

Liam lives in a small flat with his mum. It is cold, the floors are bare and in bad condition, there are electric wires that are unsafe, and the furniture in his bedroom is all falling apart.

Liam and his mum have had a difficult time. Liam witnessed his mum being abused by her partner over a long period of time. It is just the two of them now, but creating a nice home environment hasn’t been an easy task. Liam‘s mum has back injuries, so she can’t easily move or lift things. She was recently made redundant from her job, which means for now they are living on benefits with no money leftover to improve their living conditions or to get Liam the things he needs. The bare floors are making the heating bills higher, but there’s no way they can afford carpet. They need to fix the dangerous wires, but can’t afford the labour.

Liam was nominated by some of the care professionals who are helping him. They said Liam is desperately in need of proper furniture for his bedroom, and a warm, safe home.

With your help, we’d like to give him one. 

What We Need

1. Donations: We are aiming to raise £1000 to pay for carpet, to fix their wiring, and to buy Liam some of the big items he needs for his room. To make a donation online, please click the link below. If you'd rather send a cheque, please post it to 52 Lives (Life # 197), PO Box, 3154, Reading, RG2 9GJ (made payable to 52 Lives). 100% of what you give will be used to help Liam. Any funds we raise above what is needed for the items we've mentioned will be used to help them in other ways.

2. Bedroom furnishings: We have set up an Amazon wishlist with some of the smaller items Liam needs...and also some extra things as a surprise for him, such as a new duvet cover, and some toys. To buy a gift, please click the link below.  (If you are unsure how to buy from an Amazon wishlist, we have produced this handy guide!)

3. Messages: Liam and his mum have both been through a lot, and we'd love to send them some kind messages. To send Liam or his mum a message, please either write your message in the form below (your contact details will not be passed on) or post it to 52 lives (Life # 197) PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. 



What We Did

Thanks to our supporters, Liam now has new bedroom furniture, toys, books, carpet and a home with safe wiring.

More than £1300 was donated and every item was bought from the wishlist. A lovely lady called Denise from Opal Contracts UK (www.opalcontracts.co.uk) even donated beautiful bespoke blinds for their flat - along with 2 giant teddy bears! Thank you so much to everyone who made a donation, bought a gift or sent a message.

You have made this little boy’s life so much better.