52 Lives

#373 Erin

Request: Donations / Gifts / Messages

This week, we’d like to help a 22 year old woman called Erin who was abused by her boyfriend while she was pregnant with their daughter.

Shortly after her baby was born, Erin decided to end the relationship and moved with her baby into temporary accommodation.

She said: “I felt worthless, lonely, lost…I thought the way he was treating me was normal. But when I found out I was pregnant, I felt the love straight away and knew I had to protect her.”

Her baby’s social worker said despite everything she’s been through, Erin is doing everything she can to create a safe home for her baby.

Erin and her baby girl – who is now 5 months old - have been living in a very bare flat ever since they left. The Local Authority was able to provide them with a washing machine and a sofa, but they sleep together on a blow up mattress on the floor.

We’d love to provide Erin with everything she needs for her home and her baby. 

What We Need

1. Donations: 100% of what you give will be used to help Erin and her baby. You can donate online or by text using the details below.

2. Gifts: We've set up an Amazon wishlist for them - to buy a gift from the list, click below and you'll be taken to Amazon where you can choose a gift which will be sent directly to Erin (just click' this is a gift' and select the'gift registry address' when you check out).

3. Kind Messages: To send a kind message to Erin, please write your message in the form below and we will pass it along. Or you can post a message to: 52 Lives (Life 373), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT (your contact details will not be shared).



What We Did

Thanks to you, Erin and her baby are no longer sleeping on that blow-up mattress! They have a bed, furniture, rugs, baby clothes (some for now plus some for her baby to grow into), a high chair, vouchers to help with groceries and we have also covered some of their utility bills so Erin can put the heating on when she needs to without having to worry.