To The Kind Hearted Humans,
I hope this letter finds you in good health. Today, I reach out to you with a humble and hopeful heart, sharing a personal story of resilience and determination during a long & challenging chapter of my life. As I share my journey, I kindly request your consideration and support in helping me overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a fresh start.
I will try to keep it short and endeavour to give you a ‘radio’ version. I have had a long and difficult road over the last 7 years. I was in a good well paid job where I met my fiance. My father at the time was suffering from parkinsons and then was devastatingly diagnosed with liver cancer and died. Shortly after this I found out my then husband who I had only been married to for 3 months was cheating on me with another girl in the office whilst I was pregnant. I also lost the baby likely due to this. At the same time my role at my company became redundant so I took some time off to recover. During this process I got divorced however my ex left me paying all the bills etc and then tried to take half my house. The solicitors fees were long and expensive which left me having to recover financially and emotionally and eventually I had no choice but to sell my house. I never wanted anyone to have to go through what I did or feel as low, worthless and lonely so rather than succumbing to despair, I chose to turn my pain to passion and use my experience to start my own business to help other women on a global scale. My hope for the future of women is that we recognise that without intersectionality, none of us are truly free. We must support, elevate and protect those of us who are the most vulnerable. My hope is that women no matter their age, race, sexuality, class or creed should be listened to, believed, and given positions of power in leading sectors all over the world.
I firmly believe that entrepreneurship holds the key to a brighter future, not only for myself but for those I love as well. I eventually want to become financially free so that I may reinvest that money back into the startup ecosystem with particular focus on female founders. However, launching a business requires a foundation of financial stability, which is why I am reaching out to you today.
Due to the current economic climate, fundraising has been slow, difficult and exhausting and I feel like every time I get back on my feet something comes to knock me down again. I am resilient and I will keep going. But as a result I have been unable to pay myself for some time and I am now seriously struggling financially in debt and with no means of paying my bills and rent which keep mounting. My mum who was left financially struggling after the death of my father has been giving me half of her pension each week in order to buy food etc. Something I loathe as I want to look after her. I am looking for paid work alongside running my business and continuing to raise funds but this takes a little time. We recently had an enormous blow as we secured funding which would have been life changing for the business only to find out it was a man scamming the fund. The deal took months of my time and energy with legitimate lawyers involved leaving me exhausted and now having to get back up yet again.
I am humbly requesting your generous support in providing me with a temporary reprieve from the burden of paying rent & bills for the next 2-3 months. This amounts to a total of £8,000. With this breathing space, I can concentrate on getting the funding needed for my business, secure necessary suppliers, pay staff and promote its growth alongside securing large female partners and change makers across the globe. I assure you that this request is made with deep consideration and a commitment to utilising these resources to their fullest potential.
I understand the importance of transparency in these matters, and I assure you that your contributions will be utilised responsibly and purposefully. I am happy to provide further detail on my business, our mission and my circumstance where required.
I genuinely appreciate your time and consideration as you read my heartfelt appeal. I truly believe in paying it forward and the ripple effect of kindness and compassion, empowering individuals to rebuild their lives in the face of adversity.
Should you require any additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Your compassion and generosity have the potential to make a profound impact on my life and mental state of mind let alone my business and the wider affect that has the ability to make to others.
Thank you for your unwavering support and consideration and indeed for taking the time to read my plight.
With heartfelt gratitude,