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    Weʼve raised £153 to Give Ellie (11) Her Own Bedroom And Repair Her Family Home (I Will Do All Work FREE - See Info)

    Watford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 27th December 2016

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    I was recently at a friend's house re-attaching her radiator to the wall, and i was talking to her daughter Ellie, 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.
    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 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

    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 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!!

    Homebase (Harrow & Weald Store)
    Brewers (Watford)
    Remedy Electrical Services
    Jo & Luke
    For the kind donations so far



    • chris kempster1 year ago
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      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanks to everyone who donated, ellie is going to do a video to say thank you when the work is done :)

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    • chris kempster1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Big Thanks to Homebase (Harrow Weald Store) for agreeing to let Ellie have £150 of materials And to Brewers in Watford for Agreeing to donate some paint Slowly but surely we are getting towards our target :D

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    • chris kempster1 year ago
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    • chris kempster1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      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!!

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    Page last updated on: 12/19/2016 9:07 AM



    • Debbie  Carr

      Debbie Carr

      Dec 19, 2016

      Love u millions piggle hope this helps a little xx


    • Dave Backler

      Dave Backler

      Dec 15, 2016


    • Carla and Brian

      Carla and Brian

      Dec 14, 2016

      Best of luck with it and may they have a great Christmas


    • Anonymous


      Dec 13, 2016


    • Annette Lewis

      Annette Lewis

      Dec 10, 2016

      That's a wonderful thing you are doing Chris. Good luck to Ellie and her family and all good wishes to you and yours xx


    • Jo Sheridan

      Jo Sheridan

      Dec 7, 2016

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


    • chris


      Dec 3, 2016


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