52 Lives

#273 Kelly

Request: Donations / Things for their home / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help Kelly, a single mum who has been living in temporary accommodation with her two young children after escaping domestic violence.

Kelly left her partner in 2018 and spent the next two years in YMCA accommodation with her daughters, aged 4 and 2. They have finally just moved into a council flat, which will now be their permanent home.

Both children are under a ‘Child in Need’ plan and have social workers, due to the domestic violence issues as well as concern about Kelly’s mental health. It was their social workers who nominated Kelly for some support. They said Kelly has been under a lot of strain, made even worse by Covid and the recent lockdowns. She is struggling to cope, both emotionally and financially, and receives little support from anyone. Their flat doesn’t have any kitchen appliances, and the floor is breaking apart in places.

With your help, we’d like to get Kelly and her daughters the things they need and help to create a proper home for the 3 of them. 

What We Need

1. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with some things Kelly needs, and some toys and clothes for her girls. To buy an item, please click the link below. You will be taken to Amazon, where you can choose an item from their list. It will be sent directly to Kelly.  (And don't forget, when you buy through Amazon, please use Amazon Smile - that way a % of what you buy is donated to 52 Lives you can sign up to Amazon smile here).
PLEASE NOTE: All of the gifts have now been bought. Thank you so much!

2. Donations: We will use your donations to make some repairs to Kelly's home and buy the bigger items they need. 100% of what you give will be use to help her and her children. To make a donation online, please click the link below. Or to donate by text, please use the details in the box below. 

3. New Home cards / Kind messages: We'd love to send Kelly and her girls some kind messages and 'New Home' cards to help them feel supported and less alone. You can email a message using the form below (we'll pass your message along but not your contact details), or you can post it to: 52 Lives (Kelly), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. 




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