52 Lives

#353 Faye

Request: Donations / Gifts from a wishlist / Kind messages / New baby cards

This week we’d like to help a woman called Faye, who has a four week old baby boy and is struggling with depression and anxiety

Faye also has a 2 year old and an 8 year old. The children’s father is no longer in the picture, and she has had to give up studying to care for the children on her own. She is living in a one bedroom council flat, and shares a bed with her children. She has no family support.

Faye was nominated by her social worker, who said she has been in a fragile state and is in need of help. She had post natal depression after her first child, and her social worker wants to do everything she can to surround Faye with support in these early months.

Faye and the children are very crammed in and she doesn’t have all of the things she needs for her baby. With your help, we’d love to provide her with what she needs and also send some moral support, so she knows she is not alone.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to buy some space-saving bedroom furniture and storage to give them more room, and to provide anything else Faye and the children need. 100% of what you give will be used to help them.

2. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a small wishlist with some things Faye needs for her baby (and have also added a few surprise gifts for Faye). They don't have much space, so the list is just a small one this week, so if you find the list empty we'd love you to consider making a donation instead if possible.

3. New Baby cards / Kind messages:  To send a kind message for Faye, please either write it in the form below and we will pass it along (your contact details will not be shared) or you can post it to 52 Lives (Life # 353), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.



(via credit card, Paypal or Apple Pay)

What We Did

Faye and her children were all sharing this mattress on the floor. But thanks to all of you, they now have beds of their own, wardrobes, a sofa, a dining table and a double buggy.

You also bought everything from the wishlist, which means she also has nappies, wipes, baby clothes, and vouchers for clothes for her older children. On top of all of that, you sent her so many kind messages. Shown here is an example of one that we received from an amazing 10 year old girl.

Thank you to everyone who helped in some way. It has made such a massive difference for Faye to know there are people who care about her.