Weʼre raising £250 to help me to get through this really tough time and keep me from losing my home
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To my friends and family, this might be difficult for you to read, perhaps even embarrassing. And for that, I'm so sorry 😕 but if you can read it, it would mean more to me than you can possibly imagine. And that's not an exaggeration.
As it involves me reaching out for help. Help of a financial nature. Believe me, this makes me feel utterly ashamed and embarrassed. I never air my dirty laundry online, but this isn't dirty laundry, im on the verge of losing my home, im pretty much at rock bottom and have no other options.
If you can take a moment to read this, and if you're in a position to help me out of this, it would mean the world to me. If you're reading this and see it as a "poor me" or something like that, please know that you couldn't be more wrong - it's just me reaching out to everyone I know to try and get some help. Nothing more, nothing less.
After my job failed back in February, I've been muddling along, trying to secure another job, like we all do. I got the news in march that because of government benefit cuts, the amount of help I get towards my rent is over £200 less than it was a few months back when I was getting support before. So in the last few months I've been doing the best I can to keep a roof over my head and a place for the kids to go every weekend when they stay with me. But it's now reached a point where it's impossible to keep up and I'm now faced with the task of finding £250 by the 7th of may, to pay the remainder of my rent, or I lose my home.
I've tried every single charity, organisation and I'm not entitled to anything more. This is literally my last resort.
Paying this will allow me to keep my home for one more month, while I make arrangements for where I go next. It will also make sure I avoid a gut wrenching confrontation with my landlord, the last of which put me in hospital because of the stress it caused.
Make no mistake about it, this is a lot of money, and I have been avoiding posting this, as I didn't want my friends and family to have to see what I've become. But I have to try as I'm all out of options.
So if you can help me, please let me know, if you're reading this shaking your head, I get it, but please understand that I do it as the last resort I have.
I'm sorry if this changes your opinion of me, don't let it. I love you all.
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