52 Lives

#394 Dara

Request: Donations / Gifts / Messages

This week, we’d like to help a 23 year old woman called Dara who was a young carer for her mum and has been living in a hostel for the past few years.

Dara’s mum has a lot of mental health issues and was aggressive towards her. Throughout Dara’s childhood, her mum often threatened to take her own life and was sectioned several times. As Dara got older, it became more frequent and social services got involved. They agreed to accommodate Dara, but her mum threatened suicide if Dara agreed to go into care, and so Dara decided to stay at home with her. But shortly after, her mum moved to another area and left Dara behind.

Dara was placed in a hostel where she has lived for several years. She has been bullied by other residents, which has had a terrible impact on her already-fragile mental health. She has finally just been able to move into permanent accommodation but she needs help to make it into a home.

What We Need

1. Donations: 100% of your donations will be used to help Dara. 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 for Dara's home. Dara gets quite overwhelmed with choosing things, so we've also added some gift cards so she can take her time to work out what she needs. To buy a gift, just click on the link below and you will be taken to Amazon where you can choose a gift from her list. It will be sent directly to Dara (just tick 'this is a gift' and select the 'gift registry address' when you check out). Thank you!

3. Kind messages: If you would like to send a kind message to Dara, please write your message in the form below and we will pass it along. Or you can post your message to: 52 Lives (Dara), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Your contact details will not be passed on.

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What We Did

Thanks to all of you, Dara now has flooring, clothes, towels, bedding, kitchenware, curtains and everything else she needed for her home.