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Closed 03/12/2016

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£975raised of £2,400 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £975 to help replace furniture, bedding and warm clothes lost after recent house fire.

    Location
    Harrow, London
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd December 2016

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    Story

    Over two months ago my mother had a fire in the house which destroyed most of one bedroom and covered the whole of upstairs in thick black smoke, resulting in all the upstairs furniture having to be thrown away due to smoke damage. This included warm bedding, and also a lot of clothes, many needed now for the winter.

    She is almost 76 and still working. Despite working she is on a low income so could not afford house contents insurance. The house is rented and the landlords have covered the cost of restoring upstairs and laying a new carpet down, but it's up to us to find the furniture for the whole of upstairs. I had been living here at the time of the fire and we both found ourselves homeless after, and are currently staying with some amazingly helpful friends who have opened their home to us. But we do not know if we will have a home to go back to in time for Christmas or what we will do. The whole experience has been very difficult for us both, but particularly traumatic for my Mum; Brenda, and as a result she has been suffering from severe stress and anxiety and has been signed off work until she can go back to her house.

    I too am currently on a low income and setting up a business, so although I am able to give her my time to sort out all the stuff that needs to be done, I am sadly not able to help provide her with the funds she needs to get her home furnished before the winter. It will be a lovely surprise for her if I can get it ready and make it a home again in time for Christmas, but I need a bit of help 😊

    Any help that you can offer will be a blessing to us.

    Thanks
    Beth and my lovely Mum; Brenda

    Updates

    4

    • Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      15 days ago

      Beth Shepherd

      Also just to share with you, the brilliant agent for mums house has offered to get beds for us. This is amazing, and considerably reduces the amount we need to raise. So I have now been able to bring our target goal down. Miracles do happen!! 👍

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    • Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      15 days ago

      Beth Shepherd

      So tonight is our last night in the Premier Inn Watford and tomorrow we move to a small dog friendly cottage not far from here. Mum finally gets Bazil back with here and I finally get some space to myself 😉😂 We continue to be blown away by your support and generosity. Thank you so much Xx

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    • Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      a month ago

      Beth Shepherd

      Tonight is our last night with our friends Bernard and Chrissy, whom we have been staying with for the last five weeks. Tomorrow we move into a hotel near them, and come to them for dinner. Have been so blessed by people who have helped in so many different ways. Thanks for your donations and for all the ways you have helped, including those at Stanmore Baptist Church who were amazing with the initial clear up and on going support, and for Jamie - Leigh for the donation of winter clothes. Beth, Brenda and Bazil the Scruffy Dog Xx

      Tagged:

      • Brenda Shepherd
      • Jamie-Leigh Clayton
      • Clare Lambert
      • Nicki Copeland
      • Lesley Gray
      • Antony Gray
      • Vivienne Sharkey
      • Aba Maame Jackson Dabi
      • Shanthini Nargunam
      • Brian McVeigh

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    a month ago

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    Supporters

    25

    • Anait Semirdzhyan

      Anait Semirdzhyan

      Dec 1, 2016

      £10.00

    • Marina Gunb

      Marina Gunb

      Nov 30, 2016

      Good luck and hope your Christmas is a happy one back in your home

      £30.00

    • RIKIN PAREKH

      RIKIN PAREKH

      Nov 26, 2016

      Not much, but I hope it helps Beth! Rik x

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Beth Shepherd

    Beth Shepherd

    Harrow, London

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