Hello, thank you so much for clicking 🖤🖤🖤
Ever since I can remember my Mum has struggled with money problems. I remember at the age of 13 being home poorly from school and a bailiff knocking on our door. At 16 I remember her telling a family friend that she was going to go and ask for money from a loan shark who sat in the train station in the city which she was thankfully talked out of.
I started working at 16 and have been propping her up for money ever since. I am now 34 and I must’ve given her upwards of £40,000 over the years for rent, bills, debts, food etc. Since I was 16 I have basically been the adult.
After a failed relationship of 7 years with an alcoholic I am now living back in my home city. I have multiple mental health problems after the sudden death of my Dad to a heart attack a few years ago, fibromyalgia and run my own small business from home making handmade jewellery as I cannot work a full time normal job anymore.
Me and my brother had to go on a joint tenancy to rent somewhere for us all to live and she has been sleeping on the sofa with us for 2 and a half years.
My brother is about to move out to live with his partner as they are pregnant and I am in a relationship now and engaged for the past 5 years which started as a long distance. We saved up for 4 years to be together and he moved over in November to be with me.
We gave my Mum an extra year to stay on our sofa until she found somewhere to live but she has been unsuccessful.
I managed to find her a flat today and my partner has agreed to be a guarantor and we will pay the deposit and first months rent as that’s all we can afford as we rent our own little flat here too.
The estate agent have said that she has failed the credit check and needs to pay 6 months rent in advance which would be £3000. I don’t have any money left to give her, I’ve been giving her money for over 15 years and I don’t have anymore to give. I am completely out of options and it would mean the absolute world to us for any help you could give to get my Mum back on her feet after so many years being so low.
It would also mean that me and my fiancé would be together and alone for the first time in 5 years which is just everything to us at the moment.
After so many bad years of struggles regarding debts, death, mental health, chronic illnesses etc it would be lovely to have some good luck for once.
This is my Mum, it would be nice to see her settled in her own place and not on a sofa with no where to call home at 58.
Thank you so much for reading, any donation would mean the absolute world but the £3000 for the first 6 months rent would be mind blowing 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤