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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help me move,and to prevent me being made homeless on January 1st 2017.

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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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.



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  • Carolyn Soutar

    Carolyn Soutar

    a day 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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  • Carolyn Soutar

    Carolyn Soutar

    6 days ago

    Carolyn Soutar

    Big week this week. Off up to Scarborough on Friday to look at 'the flat'. Trying to find another one to compare, but no luck yet. Budget, had 2 good quotes from removal firms, on Newmarket, one Scarborough, just keeping everything crossed for Friday. I'm also going to get the local paper, and look at jobs in the area. Sheltered housing, pah ! Thanks to all of you that has been kicked into touch, and I might actually make it. Yee haw. Xx

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  • Carolyn Soutar

    Carolyn Soutar

    11 days ago

    Carolyn Soutar

    I am off to see two properties next week. Thanks to all of you, this is becoming a reality, not just a dream. One is town, the other country, but they will both allow my cats. Daft I know, but very important to me. I hope to see a third as well, to make it a good comparison but of course, I have fallen in love with one of them. For once, it is the cheaper one, 🤔

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  • Susan Leather

    Susan Leather

    Dec 10, 2016

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


  • Maggie Beal

    Maggie Beal

    Dec 10, 2016

    Good luck.


  • Ruth Sallis

    Ruth Sallis

    Nov 29, 2016


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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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