52 Lives

#408 Cathy

Request: Donations / Gifts / Kind messages

This week, we’re trying to help a woman called Cathy and her 3 children.

Cathy and her family were left homeless after their landlord sold the property they were living in. They were placed in emergency accommodation and so decided to move to a new area where they had some extended family. They could only bring a small bag of clothes each so the children had to leave most of their belongings behind. They all slept on a relative’s kitchen floor until a council house became available.

Cathy’s partner was abusive to her and, after they moved, he started to hurt the children as well. He had a lot of weapons in the house so they were terrified to tell anyone what was going on.

He's been arrested so Cathy and the children are now safe. But they are living in a house with no carpet and the children don’t have any storage.

Cathy has been trying to save for the things they need, but isn’t able to work at the moment. She has osteoarthritis, and also struggles with depression and anxiety.

We’d like to help.

What We Need

1. Donations:100% of what you donate will be used to help this family. 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 the family.

3. Kind messagess We'd love to send them 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 (Cathy), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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What We Did

Thanks to all of you, we were able to carpet their house and buy them a new cooker. You also bought lots of things from their wishlist, and sent a big bundle of kind cards and messages - Cathy was so grateful to receive them all and to read your messages.