Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society

Milestone May 2024

Join us for Milestone May and support Perennial's mission. Customise your own goals—whether it's a leisurely walk, a quick jog, cycling, or any activity you prefer. Let's make an impact together🌱🏃‍♀️🚴‍♂️
raised of £4,000 target
by 1 supporter
Closes on 14/07/2024
RCN 1155156 & SC040180

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By supporting us this May you are contributing to the well-being of those working with plants, trees, flowers, or grass.

You can read Lesley's story below to see how our services make a real impact on those in need.

Lesley* knows how it feels to hit rock bottom. When health problems forced the gardener and charity-worker to give up the job she loved, she found herself with debt and experiencing emotional and physical turmoil. Lesley found Perennial, and with support from the team to help overcome her debt crisis and explore her benefit options, she has started to take back control of her life and find happiness again.

Being without a job hit me hard. I was an absolute mess. After bills I had £47 a month to live on, debt I couldn’t repay, and had been left with mental health problems caused by my stroke. I felt worthless and helpless. My deepest low point was asking my daughter if she would lend me £20. I knew then I had to do something

Having previously heard about Perennial, Lesley called the helpline and was introduced to a Debt Adviser.

“My Perennial Debt Adviser listened to me. She didn’t pity or judge me. She just helped me.”

*Name changed to protect anonymity.

About the charity

Perennial is the only charity helping people in horticulture and their families when faced with a life changing event, unexpected crisis or overwhelming challenge with free and confidential advice and support.

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