52 Lives

#403 Tildy

Request: Donations / Gifts / Messages

This week, we’d like to help a 20 year old woman called Tildy.

Tildy’s mum has significant mental health issues. She had post-natal depression and was hospitalised when Tildy was 5. When Tildy was 10, her mum was hospitalised again for 7 months. Her nan looked after her when her mum wasn’t able to.

Tildy struggled a lot at school. She developed severe anxiety and was also being bullied, to the point where she ended up being placed in a pupil referral unit. With the extra support, she did really well and finished her GCSEs.

Since leaving school and leaving home, Tildy has been moving between different types of temporary accommodation. She has a toddler and a baby, and very little support.

Tildy is trying to study around her children to gain some qualifications. She is doing an online beauty course and wants to do a lot more training so she can make a career for herself. They have just moved into a 2 bedroom council flat that is bare (the floor has nails and splintered bits of wood poking out everywhere).

One of her support workers said: “Any support 52 Lives could give would definitely improve life for this vulnerable young family.”

We’d like to help make Tildy's house a home, provide some clothes and toys for her children, and also raise some funds to pay for further training courses for her.

What We Need

1. Donations: 100% of what you donate will be used to help Tildy 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. To buy a gift from the list, please 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 Tildy.

3. Kind messages: We'd love to send Tildy 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 (Tildy), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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What We Did

Thanks to all of you, we have beee able to carpet Tildy’s floor, buy some furniture and we will also be able to pay for some training courses for her so she can continue to fit in studying around her children. You also bought every item from her wishlist and sent lots of kind messages.