Weʼve raised £0 to to avoid Marie being Homeless at Christmas
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- Closed on Tuesday, 17th January 2017
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It's with a heavy heart that I write this, and I hope you take the time to read and understand why this cause is so important to me. This page is dedicated to my best friend of 25 years, Marie**. Marie is the most wonderful, caring, funny and genuine person that I have ever had the privilege to meet and know, and I am so proud and fortunate to be able to call her my best friend. But how she has the strength to be so wonderful, I'll never know. At just age 12, Marie experienced abuse for the first time. Abuse of a physical and emotional nature, provided by her very own father. At just age 15, Marie fell pregnant. She had met a boy who also experienced abuse at home and they used that common ground to form a relationship. At just age 16, Marie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. The apple of her eye and her motivation to live a better life. But her partner upped and left. At age 18, Marie experienced something she never imagined in a million years would happen to her. Rape. A friend of a friend sought her out and played on her vulnerability before violently having sex with her, without her consent. She is now 27 and her beautiful daughter is soon to turn 12. Marie works 3 part-time jobs and lives in a rented house which she can only just afford, and leaves her struggling to find money for food and clothes and the end of every month. But she copes. However, this is where I ask/plea/beg for your help. Help that will not only change the life of a young mum and her daughter, but will hopefully also make you feel amazing in doing so, and be the true hero in this horror story. Marie has recently received a letter from her landlord, an eviction notice to be precise. Why? Because despite renting to Marie for over 3 years, he now wants to move back in for Christmas. So again, I ask/plea/beg you to please donate whatever you can to be a part of something amazing and give Marie the best Christmas present ever, not just a house, but a home for her and her daughter to live in.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
My name is Ami and I really appreciate you looking at my page. My intentions are to help my best friend have the best Christmas ever, with some help from you. I'm sorry my story is a bit hectic, I didn't have enough space. Also Marie** has been changed to keep her identify safe.
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