Weʼre raising £1,400 to Mum of two young children 👭🎄 lost her job in July Universal Credit failed her. At risk of losing home 🏡 and living on next to nothing 😔
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After working every year and bringing up two gorgeous clever well behaved children this is wrong on soo many levels. I wish I had £10,000 to give her to give her a break. Instead I'm asking for anyone who can give £1-2 please do let's surprise her and let her keep her home and give her children the Christmas they are used to or better 🍀
This year has been the worst ever. As a friend for over 10 years I've seen how it's changed her she's lost weight, if she's six stone I'd be shocked, she's quiet, she looks like she's got the whole world on her tiny shoulders.
To anyone on the outside, local, school playground, friends and even her family don't know how low she has got, she has this amazing ability to be able to put this mask on and keep it on.
I wouldn't say it's a skill it's really worrying for me because I know how low she is and she can't be coping.
I'm looking at raising £1,400 as quickly as possible so I can surprise her and show that people understand and even care.
Quick reason as to why she's ended up in such a dark place.
July this year she lost her job, no fault of her own, after 7 years with a company she made the brave decision to start new job, she believed she was going into a career for life with the chance of progression. After a year July 2018 the company didn't need this position with no contract was given P45.
Forced to go on Universal Credit had to wait 7 weeks for a payment. Only given £545 advance. This ment on first UC payment she was already two months behind with EVERY bill she had.
Wednesday she's due in court they asking for instant possession of the property due to in a introductory tenancy they can do this.
Not only this my friend got £634 UC payment on 30/11 next payment 30/12.
I can't live off £158 a week after all my bills, food shopping ect I don't have two children so I know she hasn't managed to even buy a Christmas tree never mind one present.
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