52 Lives

#277 A family in need

Request: Donations / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help a mum and her 3 children, who are going through a tough time.

Her husband sadly died in terrible circumstances several years ago, which left her traumatised and she has struggled with her mental health ever since. Her eldest daughter, who is 22, has been caring for her and younger siblings since that time.

They moved in with their in-laws, but life became much worse. They were subjected to racial abuse and physical abuse from the extended family, and eventually had to leave for their own safety. They have just moved into a council flat, but they have very little. Their social worker said they have been sleeping on the floor, and don’t have a cooker, fridge or washing machine.

We’d like to help.

What We Need

1. Donations: We will use your donations to help them buy all the basics for their flat, and to ensure the children have everything they need as well. To make a donation online, please click the link below. To make a donation by text, please use the details in the box below. 

(Due to the need to keep their location completely private, we aren't able to share an Amazon wishlist this week - Amazon hides the address but still shows the town). 

2. Kind messages: They have all been through so much heartbreak, and we would like to send them some kind messages to let them know we are thinking of them and they aren't alone. To send a kind message by post, please send it to: 52 Lives (Life # 277), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. To send a message by email, please write your message in the form below and we will pass it along (your contact details will not be shared). 



Thanks to you, we raised more than enough money to buy everything they need. As well as the donations, you also sent them so many kind messages and handmade gifts. Thank you for doing this for them. They've been treated so badly, but you have given them such a good start in their new flat, and let them know they aren't alone.