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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

    5

    • Beth Shepherd1 year ago
      Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hi lovely friends!! Today is the day we get the keys back and start buying furniture, clearing up, unpacking!! We aim to finally moving back in by 21st Dec. None of this would have been possible without the help of such special people like you all, we are truly blessed to call you our friends. I am so encouraged by your willingness to help and your generous hearts. I pray that you too will be blessed greatly. A huge thanks you from Beth, Brenda and Bazil the Scruffy Mutt Xx

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    • Beth Shepherd1 year ago
      Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      1 year ago

      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 Shepherd1 year ago
      Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      1 year ago

      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 Shepherd1 year ago
      Beth Shepherd

      Beth Shepherd

      1 year ago

      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

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    1 year 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

    • Linda Chauhan

      Linda Chauhan

      Nov 23, 2016

      Doing so well!!!! Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what we do not see. Xxx

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 22, 2016

      £10.00

    • Charlie Nachmias

      Charlie Nachmias

      Nov 22, 2016

      Wishing you and your mum all the best. Love Marc and Charlie :-)

      £30.00

    • Kenny Rose

      Kenny Rose

      Nov 19, 2016

      Hope this will help Beth, might see you at the bbs tomorrow 👍

      £30.00

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