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Weʼre raising £350 to help my friend purchase a bus card so that she can attend college.

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My friend has been attending her college course for six months now and is loving it. She is hard working and has been successful during her studies so far. She has attended every day and is starting a work placement alongside her studies. Before this cpurse she attended many entry level courses in English as a second language (although she speaks at least 5 languages already!) and IT. She also has 3 children in 2 different schools who she cares for with her husband.

She is also an assylum seeker having left her home to find sanctuary here. This has caused many issues when she was applying to start her course but she stuck with it and gained a place so that when her papers finally come through she will be in a better position to find work with some recognised qualifications. One of the biggest obstacles for her was transport as she cannot drive and is not eligible for any help that a British student would automatically receive.

When she started the course I, with many supportive donators, helped to raise the money for her to have a bus card to help her attend her course. Owing to her situation she is not able to claim any student discount and therfore the only bus pass that she can purchase is a full adult one. We were hoping that during the 6 months in which she had her bus card her application for residency would have been accepted and she would be able to apply for a student card for the last 6 months of her course. However the application had been delayed and delayed and my friend’s bus card is about to run out. Without a new one she will struggle to attend her course, her work placement and be able to manage her family committments alonside each other.

Please think about giving something, anything that you can, to help us purchase a new bus card for her for the next six months so that she can finish her course. Thank you.

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  • Catherine Cains1 day ago
    Catherine Cains

    Catherine Cains

    1 day ago
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    Yay 20%! Getting closer!

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  • Catherine Cains3 days ago
    Catherine Cains

    Catherine Cains

    3 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We've got over 10% of the way there! Thank you to everyone who has given something so far. I'm hoping to raise more through some kind of events but if anybody can put just £2 or £5 in to the pot you'd be amazed how much that can help!

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Page last updated on: 2/21/2019 16.49



  • Rob Sweet

    Rob Sweet

    Feb 21, 2019

    Thanks Cath! Good luck x


  • Vicki Gregory

    Vicki Gregory

    Feb 20, 2019


  • Gwen Vaughan

    Gwen Vaughan

    Feb 19, 2019



  • Leanne Wright

    Leanne Wright

    Feb 19, 2019

    Good luck Cath, we hope that you get there


  • Blue Swales

    Blue Swales

    Feb 19, 2019


  • Katy Sweet

    Katy Sweet

    Feb 19, 2019

    Fingers crossed you raise it all x


  • Lisa Standley

    Lisa Standley

    Feb 16, 2019


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Catherine Cains

Catherine Cains


I’m a mum of 2 little people and a freelance artist/illustrator/tutor. I love to be involved in local community projects where I have met many new friends from all sorts of backgrounds.

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