Hi my name is Brendan I am 22 and I live in South West England. I am asking for money because I only have money for food for one or two days and my rent is due early next month. In addition, I have around £2500 of debt; £1700 of which is from an online lender for which I cannot afford the next installment of £100 at the end of the month (I originally borrowed £1000 and the rest is interest). The rest of my debt is to friends and family who are starting to get impatient too.
The reason I have had to borrow so much is that I lost my job at a warehouse in early December because I took an unplanned trip to see my Dad who lives in Germany and has been suffering with depression and loneliness and who’s mental state had taken a turn for the worse. Since I planned the trip only a few days before I left, my employers at the time fired me. I knew at the time that I couldn’t afford to take the trip and lose my job but knew my Dad would hugely appreciate my visit and I believed his well-being to be more important. I didn’t tell him about my financial situation because I know he can’t afford to help and he may have said that I shouldn’t come.
Since the beginning of January I have been looking for a job. I have been applying for lots of jobs and signed up for many agencies but as yet I have been unsuccessful despite a willingness to do pretty much any job at this point. I am optimistic that I will get a job soon but even so I would have no money until I get paid and even then I wouldn’t be nearly enough to cover everything.
To tell you a little more about what I’ve been up to recently, until June last year I was a student studying maths, unfortunately after the second year I failed. Over the summer I worked various jobs such as painting and labouring on a construction site before the job at the aforementioned warehouse. More recently, I have decided to try to return to university next year and I have just finished the applications.
£2000 pounds would alleviate all my stress and get everything back on track. However, any donation would be greatly appreciated even if its only enough to buy food for the week. I would be ever grateful to anyone to decides to donate.