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£1,460raised of £2,000 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,460 to Help me move,and to prevent me being made homeless on January 1st 2017.

    Location
    Newmarket, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 18th December 2016

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    Story

    On Sunday January 1st 2017, I am being made homeless.
    When Iain died, I was left in a very precarious position. With the help of temporary work, friends and family I have survived, sort of, and I am very grateful.
    But the actual compensation from a no -fault car crash, was a 6th of what had been promised for two years.
    Of course I have argued, written, complained.
    Now I have bheen givien notice to quit the premises, on January 1st. Good date eh ?

    I don't have to get out then, I can wait to be taken to court and all the stress that comes with it. I really don't want to go through this, nor put my Landlord to this trouble, either. if I lose, I get to pay the costs.

    The council are 'helping' by suggesting sheltered housing. Lovely, in 20 years time, but not yet, please. I am grateful of course, but it is too soon, and is not guaranteed by any means. There is talk of a b & b.
    I have also taken advice from the CAB.

    So what is this all about ?

    Asking in a very non- British way for financial help from friends, in order than I can fund an independent move to Scarborough, where my Mother was born, in February. I have friends and relatives up there, and it is half the cost for renting in Newmarket. £350 as opposed to £700 upwards.

    If you can help, I shall be embarrassed, but very grateful. Dont worry if you can't it is hard for everyone at the moment.

    I realise you probably want to know where the money will go.

    This is my budget

    Cleaning the present place £250. estimate
    Deposit and first months rent : max £900 estimate.
    transport and travel : £800 this include a furniture van, or, new furniture when I move, depends where I go, and if a removal firm costs too much then I have an allowance for house clearance within the £800
    contingency £0. could be more, out of deposit and first months rent.

    Thank you.

    love

    Caro,

    Updates

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    • Carolyn Soutar

      Carolyn Soutar

      7 months ago

      Carolyn Soutar

      Update from the Page owner

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    • Carolyn Soutar

      Carolyn Soutar

      7 months ago

      Carolyn Soutar

      Ever tried cancelling BT, heavens ! They really tried hard. I've started packing, just praying that nothing comes out if left field. No, I'm not even going to think that. Would you believe though with perfect timing, I am running out of oil ! Well so be it. There is no way I am going to order a load for an empty house. Thank you again to all of you. Love Carolyn x

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    • Carolyn Soutar

      Carolyn Soutar

      7 months ago

      Carolyn Soutar

      Such a big day. Thanks to all of you I have been able to cancel my meeting that was for 11 this morning, with the homelessness team. No words. ❤️️

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    • Carolyn Soutar

      Carolyn Soutar

      7 months ago

      Carolyn Soutar

      Update time. Yesterday I went up to Scarborough. Saw the flat, had an expert second opinion with me, Harry Henderson, I thought it was fine, he said it was fine, so the wheels are now turning. Hopefully all the checks will be fine, special thanks to Julie de'arth, for a rec, to her accountant. This has taken a weight of my mind. So what next ? Check removal firms, realistically, for first week in January. This allows for the sums collected on here, again, wow, to reach PayPal, then transfer to me. Who knows why it takes 10 days, 😱.

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    8 months ago

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    26

    • lawrence elliott

      lawrence elliott

      Dec 16, 2016

      Carolyn,I hope all goes well for you in 2017.With best wishesLawrence

      £50.00

    • Christine B

      Christine B

      Dec 13, 2016

      Lots of love and luck. Lulu and Angel will look after you xx >^,,^<

    • Susan Leather

      Susan Leather

      Dec 10, 2016

      Sorry it can't be more, dear Cryn - hope everything works out well for you xx

      £20.00

    • Maggie Beal

      Maggie Beal

      Dec 10, 2016

      Good luck.

      £20.00

    • Ruth Sallis

      Ruth Sallis

      Nov 29, 2016

      £20.00

    • Heather Brown

      Heather Brown

      Nov 29, 2016

      Hope everything goes well for you. XX

      £50.00

    • Denise

      Denise

      Nov 29, 2016

      Good Luck with your move.

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    Carolyn Soutar

    Carolyn Soutar

    Newmarket, United Kingdom

    63, an author, ex theatre person, still trying to work, survive and be happy.

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