52 Lives

#287 Melissa

Request: Donations / Kind Messages

This week, we’d like to help a single mum and her children. Melissa has twin girls who both have learning difficulties. 

Melissa met a new partner, who moved in with them last year. Recently, it came to light that he had been sexually abusing one of the girls. Melissa took the children and left, and they were put into emergency accommodation with just a change of clothes and nothing else. Social services tried to recover some of the belongings from their home but Melissa’s partner had destroyed almost everything.
The children are struggling to understand what’s happening, and one blames herself for having 'told' about the abuse.

They have lost everything and are incredibly isolated. The mum and one of the children both have serious health conditions, which means they have been shielding and the children haven’t been going to school.

The local authority provided emergency funds for some clothing, food parcels and very basic furniture but there is so much more they need. We’d love to help.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to replace their belongings that were destroyed, and make sure they have everything they need. 100% of what you give will be used to help them. To make a donation online, please click the link below. Or to donate by text, please use the details in the box provided. (We weren't able to set up an Amazon wishlist this week, as we have to protect their location). 

2. Kind Messages: They have all been through so much, and we'd love to send them kind messages to let them know they're not alone. To send a message by post, please use: 52 Lives (Life 287), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Or 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). 


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