52 Lives

#415 Casper

Request: Donations / Gifts / Christmas cards

This week, we’d like to help a three year old boy who is about to have his first Christmas without his mum.

Casper’s mum died in April, while she was awaiting a kidney transplant. His dad is in prison, and so Casper’s nanna stepped in to care for him, with some support from his other grandparents too.

Things have been incredibly tough and Casper’s social worker said this will be a difficult Christmas and they would really benefit from some kindness. “The family have adapted and given Casper a life full of love. They have had to deal with trying to grieve themselves and have always put him first.”

We’d like to take some pressure of his nanna by buying Casper some things he needs for his bedroom and some toys for Christmas. We'd like to pay for him to have swimming lessons next year, and we'd also like to replace some of their flooring, which is ripped and becoming dangerous.

When we spoke with Casper’s preschool teacher, she said: “I have known them for almost two years now and I can't think of anyone more deserving. They have been through the toughest year.”

What We Need

1. Donations: 100% of what you give will be used to help Casper and his family.

2. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist with some things for Casper, as well as some gift cards . 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 Casper and his nanna.

3. Kind messages / Christmas cards: To send a kind message or Christmas cards for the family, you can post it to: 52 Lives (415), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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What We Did

Thanks to all of you we raised more than £5000 in donations and gifts! With the funds we raised, we have so far been able to replace their broken flooring, create a cosy bedroom for Casper, pay for him to have swimming lessons, buy grocery vouchers to take some pressure off his nan - and we were also able to send them on a mini holiday to Blackpool over Christmas.