52 Lives

#398 Hayley

Request: Donations / Gifts / New Home cards

This week, we’d like to help a 23 year old woman called Hayley and her 3 year old son.

Hayley and her son were living with her parents, but the relationship was strained. They were abusive to Hayley to the point where she felt she had to leave.

She had nowhere to go and was homeless, so social services placed her son in the temporary custody of her parents – Hayley was devastated but knew things would be better if she wasn’t living there. She has been desperately trying to find permanent accommodation so she could regain custody.

For the past 7 months, Hayley has been moving between B&Bs, hotels and hostels … but has just received the news that she has secured a permanent flat and will get the keys this week!

She was nominated by her homelessness support worker who said: “Hayley is over the moon to be able to have her son living with her full time. But she has very limited household items and would obviously like to get set up as soon as possible so she can start a new chapter with her son.”

We’d like to help.

What We Need

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

2. Gifts: We've set up an Amazon wishlist with some things they need for their home. To buy a gift from the list, just click the link below and choose the gift you'd like to buy - just tick 'this is a gift' and choose the 'gift registry address' when you check out and it will be sent directly to Hayley.

3. New home cards / messages: We'd love to send Hayley lots of New Home cards and kind messages ... to send a card or message, please either email your message by writing it in the form below (your contact details will not be shared) or you can post it to: 52 Lives (Hayley), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. 

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What We Did

Thanks to all of you, we were able to provide beds, a wardrobe, sofa, tv, kitchen appliances, clothes, toys for her son plus lots of kind messages.

It has been a huge relief for her…thank you so much for giving her and her son such a good start in their new home.