52 Lives

#375 Aaron

Request: Donations / Gifts / Messages

This week, we’re trying to help an 11 year old boy called Aaron and his family.

Aaron was severely physically and mentally abused by his mum’s boyfriend. His social worker said: “He was quite often too frightened to speak up and tell his mum what abuse he was suffering as he would then watch his mum suffer the same abuse if she tried to protect him. It has left him with significant social and emotional difficulties.”

His mum took Aaron and his little brother and sister and fled to a women's refuge, where they have been living for the past few months.

They have just moved into a council house after collecting all their belongings from their old house – but sadly, a lot of their possessions are ruined. In the time they were in the refuge, their sofa, bedding, clothes and toys were infested with mould. Aaron’s mum has been scrubbing the furniture with bleach and desperately trying to make their belongings useable. But the social worker said much of what they have will need to be thrown away.

Aaron’s mum has high anxiety and feels like she is failing her children. She has no family support and has sometimes even skipped meals to try to provide her children with what they need. We’d love to replace their damaged items and give them all a fresh start.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to replace their damaged things and provide any other essential items 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. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with some of the things they need - just click on the button below and you'll be taken to Amazon where you can choose a gift. It will be sent directly to Aaron and his family (just tick 'this is a gift' and select the 'gift registry address' when you checkout). 

3. Kind messages: To send a kind message to this family, please write it in the form below (your contact details won't be passed along) or you can post it to 52 Lives (Life # 375), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.


What We Need

You donated enough for us to provide them with carpet, beds, a table and chairs, storage furniture, and help with groceries. You also bought everything from their wishlist and sent so many kind messages for them. His mum said: “I just want to say how grateful I am to everyone that’s helped us and all the lovely messages. You have made mine and my children’s lives better. xx”