52 Lives

#407 Max

Request: Donations / Gifts from a wishlist / New home cards and messages

This week, we’re trying to help a 20 year old man called Max, who has been homeless since he was 16.

Growing up, Max was abused by his dad over a long period of time and left home four years ago. He has been living in hostels ever since.

Last year, his best friend sadly took her own life and Max was the one who found her. Max has depression, anxiety, PTSD and has been having thoughts of self-harming.

Max was nominated by his support worker. He said: “Max has just moved into his own flat. He is a really decent young man, with so much potential…very likeable and respectful but clearly vulnerable and nervous about the future.”

His support worker helped him to put together his CV last week and Max applied for four jobs - and has secured an interview for one already.

“He wants his life to be different and wants a better future. He knows he has to work, and is trying. But he needs help to create a home for himself.”

The flat has white goods, a mattress and a TV stand – and that’s it. And he has barely any clothes.

We’d like to help.

As well as lots of things for his home, Max is also going to need a bike to get to and from work, steel cap boots (he is applying for warehouse/manual work) and vouchers so he can buy some clothes.

What We Need

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

2. Gifts: We've set up an Amazon wishlist with some things he needs. 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 Max.

3. Kind messages/ New home cards: We'd love to send Max 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 (Max), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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What We Did

We raised more than £3000 in donations and gifts for Max. He now has a furniture for his flat, a bike and helmet to help him get to work, a laptop, some vouchers so he can buy some new clothes for work, and lots more.

Max was absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all of your support. His support worker messaged us again recently to let us know that Max is ‘thriving’.