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£790raised of £900 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £790 to help with two home repair emergencies affecting my health but which I simply cannot afford on my own right now.

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    Draycott, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

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    UPDATE (2 October): I AM OVERWHELMED. Thank you all so much. £740 received here plus £100 offline. Incredible!! Thank you thank you thank you! As a result of the offline money, I've lowered the target here online to £900.

    Hi there!

    I have two urgent needs for help with home repairs. Unfortunately neither issue is covered by my buildings or contents insurance - and I cannot pay for these myself as I have become too disabled to work regularly and am in receipt of pitifully low benefits. Much as I hate having to, I'm asking for your help please.

    First problem: I need to fix the roof of my house which is leaking quite badly. When it rains I have water dripping through two patches on the ceiling of my bedroom. I can also hear drips inside the attic in several other spots which are likely to start leaking through the ceiling soon too. Fixing this will include sorting out the roof tiles and whatever holes are up there, plus tending to the discoloured mouldy areas on the ceiling and painting over them.

    Second problem:on disability grounds I'm eligible to have a free new gas boiler fitted in the house (yay!) - but to get it, I have to have someone come to remove two kitchen cupboards and the lowered ceiling which are all blocking in the old boiler that has to be removed to make way for the new one (boo!) .... This has become an emergency task as the gas suppliers have condemned my old boiler as it is blocked in without proper ventilation. All of the kitchen work had been done by the previous owners of the house - I'm apparently lucky not to have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning up to now! All of which means that until I can get the kitchen bits removed and the new boiler then installed, I have nothing to run my central heating system this winter!

    Why can't I pay for it myself? I'm very conscious that I'm asking you to help with something that probably affects everyone - home repairs. We all have times of difficulty and I know that money is often very tight for most of us - and I hate having to ask, I really do. But I do need to. In the past I've given to lots of other people's JustGiving pages, helping raise money for their chosen projects, and in the future when I can afford to I will continue to do so for others. Right now though, this is MY project, my need: for the good of my health I desperately need to get my roof fixed and the kitchen broken up so that a new boiler can be installed.

    As a result of the illnesses and health problems that I've had over the last five or six years, I've been off work for the past eleven months, living off credit cards and a disability benefit: none of which leaves me with any money to fix things in my house. Please help. It feels horrible to be in the position of having to ask, it really does - I'm usually hideously independent and I hate asking anyone for anything - but I really do need help with this, any help at all that you can offer. Without it, I'm likely to have a very uncomfortable cold and damp winter which will badly affect my already poor health.

    Angela xxxx

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      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 4, 2017

      • Sheila Anderson

        Sheila Anderson

        Sep 27, 2017

        It must be hard to have to ask for help but I hope your friends and networkers help you out of this hole (pardon the pun). Good luck Angela, hope the future is brighter for you

      • Eth Lloyd

        Eth Lloyd

        Sep 27, 2017

        All the best Angela, you deserve to be warm dry and well.

        £20.00

      • Anel Martin

        Anel Martin

        Sep 27, 2017

        We love you and you have GOT THIS!

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 26, 2017

        We've got your back, Angela.

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 26, 2017

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 26, 2017

        With love xxx

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      Angela Garry

      Angela Garry

      Draycott, United Kingdom

      Over 270 medical appointments and 6 surgeries since June 2012. Degenerative spondylitis in lower spine, meaning I walk slowly with a stick. Bilateral pulmonary embolism, meaning I'm breathless and breathing in air that's 16 degrees Celsius or less causes actual pain plus coughing

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