£23raised of £800 target by 3 supporters

Weʼre raising £800 to Give Ellie (10) Her Own Bedroom And Repair Her Family Home (I Will Do All Work FREE But They Need Help With Materials - See Info Below)

Watford, United Kingdom
Time left
18 days to go

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.


I was recently at a friend's house re-attaching her radiator to the wall, and i was talking to her daughter Ellie, 10 (soon to be 11) and asked her what she has asked santa for. She replied with "a grown up girlie bedroom for myself"

Ellie shares her bedroom with her 2 brothers (14 and 19) She lives with her Mum who is a single parent and the local council have refused to move the family, despite being on the housing list since NOVEMBER 2003!!!!! 13 years!! I was shocked to hear this, and shocked to hear that the council wouldn't help to divide the big bedroom into 2 separate rooms, instead they told Ellie's mum to "be grateful she had a home"
She had a meeting 8 years ago and was given expectations of being moved and this hasn't happened despite meetings etc.
Ellie's Mum is Ellie's Nan's Carer, and over the past 2 years also has had lots of trips to hospital with her eldest son, who has CVS (Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome) and has lost more than half of his weight in 2 years.

4 years ago the council "regenerated" the area but when they did this they made the house worse, the plaster is cracking in the kitchen, they took the back door off and replaced it with an INTERIOR door (not safe)
The kitchen ceiling even fell down on Ellie's oldest brother who was 14 at the time. There is no proper back door on the house. Someone broke the window trying to break in and the council have refused to fix it. There is damp and mould where they didn't add sufficient ventilation during the "regeneration".

The Kids room has no handles on the windows and is a MASSIVE fire risk - Council refuse to replace them. They wont even give Ellie's older brother a bus pass to go to school! and that costs Ellie's mum £25 a week from her benefits, and soon, When Ellie goes big school will be £50 a week in buses

I will be adding a video and some photos ASAP

I Will do all work free, of course we cant do 1 half of the room and not the other, help me to help this well deserving family!!

Share this story



  • chris kempster

    chris kempster

    a day ago

    chris kempster

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • chris kempster

    chris kempster

    11 days ago

    chris kempster

    Materials Needed, Maybe You Have Some Of This Spare: Timber, MDF Sheets, Girls Wallpaper Or Paint, Boys Wallpaper or Paint, Girls & Boys Curtains or blinds (1 window each) (1.5m width x 1m height) Electrical supplies (Lights/Wiring/Switches), Laminate Flooring, 2 Doors & 1 frame (1.98x0.77), Girly Bedroom Fixings & Fixtures (& Boys), Timer or sensor Light For Outside Front & Back Door, Shelves, Back door (opening is 2.18m high x 1.2m wide) PLEASE REMEMBER TO SHARE THIS PAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!! THANKS!!

    Share this update to help us raise more

11 days ago

chris kempster started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support



  • Jo Sheridan

    Jo Sheridan

    Dec 7, 2016

    Hope you manage to raise all you need. Well done Chris. x


  • chris


    Dec 3, 2016


  • Luke Favell

    Luke Favell

    Nov 30, 2016

chris kempster

Become a supporter

Help chris kempster raise more

About the fundraiser
chris kempster

chris kempster

Watford, United Kingdom

Report this Page