52 Lives

#307 Kira

Request: Donations / Gift cards / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help a 13 year old girl called Kira, who is a young carer for her mum. Her mum has depression, anxiety and is unable to leave the house. Kira also helps to care for her 9 year old sister. 

It's been really tough, and recently the relationship between Kira and her mum broke down, and Kira left. She went to live with her dad, but shortly after, her dad was sent to prison and so Kira is back living with her mum again. 

Kira has had to deal with so much at such a young age, and it’s taking its toll on her own mental health. The house she lives in with her mum and sister is very small. She really needs her own space, so she has started sleeping on a sofa in the front room. It’s small and uncomfortable and the carpet in the room is in a terrible state.

Their social worker said: “I would love for them to have clean carpet for the children to walk on, and a proper sofa bed for Kira to sleep on. Kira’s mum is upset that she can’t provide these things, she’s just really struggling."

We'd like to help.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to buy carpet, a sofa bed for Kira and anything else they need. 100% of what you give will be used to help them. You can donate online or by text using the details below. 

2. Vouchers for clothing shops: The children have very few clothes or shoes, so we'd like to provide vouchers so they can go shopping and choose some new things for themselves (we'd suggest NextM&SASDA or Primark, but any vouchers would be welcome!) To send a voucher by email, please send it to Kira at admin@52-lives.org (we will remove all of your personal details before passing it along to her). You can also send a gift card by post to 52 Lives (Life # 307), PO BOX 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

3. Kind Messages: To send a message of support to Kira or her family, please send it to 52 Lives (Life # 307), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Or you can email a message by writing it in the form below and we will pass it along (your contact details will not be shared).


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