52 Lives

#360 Samyr

Request: Donations / Gifts / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help a 54 year old man called Samyr, who has been living in his car with his five year old daughter.

Samyr is deaf and also has learning difficulties. He was placed in a special boarding school when he was young and moved back to live with his parents when he was a teenager, where he has stayed ever since.

Samyr is married, but his wife isn't able to live in the UK, so he cares for their daughter on his own. His daughter has an autism diagnosis and her behaviour can be quite challenging. Samyr's dad died earlier this year and, shortly after, relationships broke down and he had to leave his family home. So Samyr and his daughter lived in his car for six days until the local authority stepped in to help.

Samyr is working with children’s services who have helped them find temporary accommodation. They said: “Samyr is trying his best to meet his daughter's needs and is engaging with professionals to create a better life for them now they live alone. But it is proving very difficult for him.”

His social worker has been able to provide very basic items, such as bowls and plates so they can eat, but they have very little else. Samyr and his daughter have been through a terrible time and we’d like to help provide them with the things they need to set up home.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use 100% of your donation to help Samyr and his daughter. You can donate online or by text using the details below.

2. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with some things they need for their home. To buy a gift, please click the link below. You will be taken to Amazon, where you can choose something from the list. It will be sent directly to Samyr (just tick 'this is a gift' and choose the 'gift registry address' at checkout).

3. Messages for Samyr: To send a kind message to Samyr, please write it in the form below and we'll pass it along (your contact details won't be shared) or you can post it to: 52 Lives (360), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.


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