I am a 25 year old living in the UK. Since October 2020 I have been unemployed. I was undertaking a PhD in Chemistry and the funding fell through due to Covid. I also suffer from depression and anxiety and have done for many years. This has made searching for work difficult as my depression has been very high this past year. I have contemplated suicide a couple of times during the pandemic. I have student loans totalling upwards of 10,000 pounds and I also have rent, broadband, electricity, and food to pay for. My rent is piling up and is almost 500 pounds per month. I am in a nice quiet area and it really helps with my depression and I really don’t want to have to give it up. Some extra money would also help me learn to drive, I suffer from dyspraxia which made learning to drive difficult in the past. I want to take automatic driving lessons which are easier for people with dyspraxia but much more expensive. Being able to drive would help with my confidence and in finding a job.
Any money that people can spare will really help me to survive and to help me pay off my student loans. The debt that I am in is overwhelming. It is making me sick and causing me sleepless nights. I have had to sell prized personal possessions in order to survive. I am also overweight and trying to become healthier so money sent to me would also help to kit out my kitchen with healthier food and some equipment like an Air Fryer, blender etc.
My parents divorced a few years ago which was the main reason I had to find a new place to live and my mother doesn’t keep well so money would also help to support her. There is also a family dog, Rosie the lovely White West Highland Terrier. She has an inflammatory bowel condition and the cost of tests for her were 3,000 pounds. Any money spared would help to cover those costs and to pay for the medicine that she will need to help her.
It kills me to have to resort to begging for money from strangers, I wish that it hadn’t come to this. I am desperate, and I want to take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to anyone who takes the time to read this and donate any money to help with my living condition. You really are lifesavers and you restore my faith in humanity in a time where the media and the world is full of quite a lot of pain and misery.
Here is my PayPal link.