I don’t like to give sob stories, so I’ll just explain my history and reason for looking for donations.
In 2013 I saved enough money to do a solo travel around the world. 6 months in and I flew home because my mum was poorly. She had a brain tumour that needed operating on. After surgery it was told to be a glioblastoma tumour and she was given 12-18 months to live. I took on temp work for flexibility of spending time with my mum. But unfortunately she passed a few months later aged 50. Leaving behind a partner (my stepdad), 4 children and 4 grandchildren. I was her second youngest, her youngest was only 15 (my step sister).
I don’t think my stepdad handled it well and turned against me, making me down and depressed. My dad had another schizophrenic episode and was sectioned so I went to stay with my boyfriend 50 miles away in London and decided to find a job and stay in the house share trapped in one room all day until I found a job 1 month later.
We then moved out into our own house share for £950 a month. Over 3 years we have moved 4 times because we only manage to get 1 year contracts and then the landlord sells or we need more room.
6 months ago the most amazing thing happened, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and my life is finally feeling positive again. We have managed to save money for a deposit (I haven’t spent my full wage every single month since getting my job 2.5 years ago). But it’s still not enough, the fees and costs are crazy, especially while I’m on maternity leave.
I’m desperate for a place I can finally call home again. Somewhere we can have fond memories of with our baby and not move him around constantly as I get very attached to each place for the memories held there :(
I also want a place my little sister can come and ‘escape’ when it’s too much for her at home.
Any donators that leave their email address I will be sure to send you updates xxx
Thank you so much for your time.