52 Lives

#304 Ria

Request: Donations / Baby gifts / Messages

This week, we'd like to help a young woman called Ria, who is due to give birth any day now.

Ria’s partner has been abusive during her pregnancy, to the point where children's services became involved. She fled to a women’s refuge, where she has been living for the past few months. Her partner has been threatening to harm the baby after it's born. He's been diagnosed with various mental health conditions, and has just been sectioned. 

Ria is now all on her own. She has left the refuge to move into a council house before the baby arrives, but is struggling to get all the things she needs. She used to work as a labourer, which hasn’t been possible during her pregnancy, so money has been very tight.

Ria was nominated by her social worker, who said it has been an incredibly high stress pregnancy for her and he would like to make this next stage as stress-free as possible for her and her baby.

They have managed to get a number of things second hand, but there is still a lot that Ria needs. We'd like to help.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to buy some of the bigger items Ria needs, and also to provide her with some grocery gift cards. 100% of what you give will be used to help her and her baby. You can donate online or by text using the details below. 

2. Baby gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with some of the things Ria needs for her baby. To buy something from the list, click the link below. You will be taken to Amazon where you can choose a gift, which will be sent directly to Ria (just tick 'this is a gift' and choose the 'gift registry address' at checkout).

3. Kind Messages: Ria might be on her own, but we want her to know she's not alone. To send a kind message for Ria, please either write it in the form below (your contact details will not be passed on) or post it to: 52 Lives (Life # 304), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.



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