Hello, my name is Vanessa.
It seems really odd doing this, part of me feels like this is way to good to be true. But in the position that I find myself in at this moment in time… I am willing to do just about anything.
I work in retail earning just enough to cover rent on the room I lodge in. As well as food.
Don’t really earn enough to travel to and from work by bus, but my job is luckily just a 20-30 minute walk from my home and on the odd occasion I’ll take the bus if I need to.
Everything has been fine so far up until a few months ago I had lost my best friend to covid.
I wanted to be a part of her send off and threw caution to the wind and decided to spend money on a dress and a hat for her memorial. Knowing that I couldn’t really afford it, but i told myself things will work them selves out and I would have to pinch the pennies later on in the month.
Unfortunately that day did not go according to plan, there was planned engineering work on the nation rail service that day which meant I would have to take the bus, be late or get a cab and be there on time. All I knew was that I needed to be there so wound up spending waaay to much money on cab fare.
At this point I’m already down to about £60 to last me for the rest of the month baring in mind it was only the 1st of may and I get paid on the 26th of each month… So since then I had to practically beg borrow and steal to get through the month.
Unfortunately since then I have been constantly living on borrowed money and cant seem to get past the 2nd week after pay day.
I have asked friends so many times to help me get through the month that now their generosity has run out and I find myself in a situation where my bank balance is quite literally £1.32p.
I have run out of food, the weather is terrible where I am at the moment, so I’m walking to and from work in the poring rain. Working 6-8 hours a day at work with no food. And I’ve just paid my rent for my room yesterday of which was short by £100 because I had no choice but to use it to pay back the people I originally borrowed money from last month. So now I have been given 2 weeks notice to leave the residence or to come up with the money asap. I just don’t know what else to do right now.
I know I’m blessed to be alive, but the situation at this moment is very overwhelming to me
And I know others out there worse off than me. I pray for good karma. I wish any body could help, even if its just a little £10 or £20 for some food shopping I would be soooo grateful and would never forget it.
So if anyone is watching over me and comes across this message please help me with the £100 to get my rent paid off and help me get some food in. I would be eternally grateful
and my tummy would thank you
Thank soo much