This week, we’d like to help Andy, a 13 year old boy from East London. Andy is a young carer for his mum, who has disabilities and experiences severe bouts of depression.They live on the top floor of a block of flats with no lift, which is incredibly difficult for his mum, so she relies on Andy to do a lot for her.
On top of this, Andy has his own health worries. He has been having issues with his heart and has been undergoing a series of tests at Great Ormond Street.
At home, Andy sleeps on a mattress on bare concrete floor. They don’t have a table or chairs, and their sofa is falling to pieces. He has also been having behavioural difficulties at school. This is a family very much in need of some kindness, and we’d like to do what we can to help.
What We Did
In just a few days we have raised £2400 and every item has been bought from the wishlist!
This is the room Andy currently sleeps in. Thanks to all of you, it will soon have proper flooring, a new bed and mattress, warm bedding, a bedside table, and a computer for him to do his schoolwork on. We’ve also bought lots of other things they needed, and arranged for some grocery deliveries so Andy won’t have to go out to buy food.
With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, it's incredible that we have managed to more than double the target this week. Thank you all so much. His mum still can’t believe this is happening. They’ve struggled so much for so long and your kindness has helped to make both of their lives so much better. Thank you to everyone who helped, and thank you Gala Bingo for your incredible fundraising.