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My elderly neighbours Barbara and Dave have lived in their home for their whole lives. They have many memories there. 6 years ago they struggled with money due to financial hardship so they had no choice but to sell their house for a small fraction to a company which promised them they could live in the home for the rest of their lives and they promised them they would do any repairs needed to the home. To this day they have been paying rent to the company every month and no repairs have been done what so ever, also the home is damp and they have no central heating so they have to use heaters to heat up each room. Barbara and Dave have made mutiple phone calls to the company to report the issues with the home but nothing has been done. Last week they recieved a phone call from the compay saying they are having to sell the house and have advised Barbara and Dave to leave or buy the house back for more than what they sold it for. Barbara and Dave have no money to buy the house back and shouldn't have to move at their age from the home they have spent their lives in. They are worried about being in the unknown and worried where their future lies.
Any donations will help to keep Barbara and Dave in their home so they can make an offer to the company.
Thank you so much.
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