52 Lives

#399 Elise

Request: Donations / Gifts / Messages

This week, we’re trying to help a single mum with disabilities and her two children (aged 7 and 11), who have been doing everything they can to help her.

Elise has severe hip and back problems and lives with a lot of pain. She said: “It can render me useless to do anything at all. The children help me as much as they can.”

Elise is a single parent and the children’s dad doesn’t help financially at all, so they are often struggling for money. When they were together, he was abusive and controlling…he prevented her from talking to people and kept her very isolated.

They were nominated by a family support worker. She has been visiting the family and said : “The living room is cold and the children’s bedrooms are sparsely furnished….both the children try so hard at school and around the home to help their mum, and they would really benefit from some kindness.”

We’d like to help. We would like to provide some things for the children’s bedrooms and the rest of the home, a chest freezer so Elise and the kids can do more batch-cooking, and some carpet for the living room to help make it warmer and more comfortable for them.

What We Need

1. Donations: 100% of what you donate will be used to help Elise and her children. 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 - as well as some toys and books for the children. 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 Elise and her children.

3. Kind cards / messages: We'd love to send Elise and her children lots of 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 (Elise), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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(if you are sending a message of support for the person we’re helping, there is no need to fill in your email address or telephone number)

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