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£857raised of £1,000 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £857 to help Justin have a home before Christmas and get him off the street

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    Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017

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    #justinshouse

    There is a gentleman living in the woods locally. I came across him when he was considering taking his life recently. I was aware that drugs/drink could have been the cause of his feelings but it has transpired that he has just come upon hard times and has resorted to living in a tent since March. Since then we have tried to help as much as possible. He has been turning up promptly for voluntary work that has been offered (which includes a 4 mile walk each way). Work seems to keep him happy. The cold months are coming and he cannot winter in a tent. GBC are aware but cannot help him as he is a non priority case. Bidding on houses is also hard when you live in the woods with no electricity/wifi. I want to raise enough money to get him a place and pay the deposit and a months rent or so to help him back on his feet. He has placed a deposit on a small car which will help him with work prospects and we have a couple of things lined up. As he is in receipt of some benefits and has two days a week work promised when he has a car, I am confident that he will be a good tenant. His tent is extremely tidy. Please help him to get safe and warm before it's winter.

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    • Lauren Burgess5 months ago
      Lauren Burgess

      Lauren Burgess

      5 months ago

      Thank you all once again for your help - I still cannot believe it. We have 'won' the bidding for a caravan on eBay which my Dad is kindly collecting for me from Farnham. It has a bathroom (with shower, much to Justin's excitement), a kitchen and dining area and also a warm bed. He cannot wait to watch television and bathe and have cups of tea, and most importantly, be warm and safe. I will upload plenty of photos as soon as Dad brings the caravan back and will keep those interested updated with his progress. Thank you, Lauren, and Justin

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    • Lauren Burgess5 months ago
      Lauren Burgess

      Lauren Burgess

      5 months ago

      Hello everybody, I am so grateful for your support so far. Sadly Justin has been a little foolish and failed to insure his car. It was seized by police last week and he is no longer mobile so has had to stop looking for properties in affordable areas and jobs. He has no intention of collecting car as I think he intends to leave it there in hope they will take it in place of the fine( ??). Anyhow...would anyone be adverse to him using the funds raised for a caravan? Not what I wanted but he will stay here and be safe/warm.

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    • Lauren Burgess6 months ago
      Lauren Burgess

      Lauren Burgess

      6 months ago

      I am amazed at how amazing you have all been. A kind message means as much as a donation and thanks to both we are now on the lookout for somewhere for Justin. He is very excited.... thank you again everyone.

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    6 months ago

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 20, 2017

      Read your post on Facebook MVNT. You are truly an inspiration to us all Lauren. ❤️

      £20.00

    • Jo Saunders

      Jo Saunders

      Sep 19, 2017

      Well done all involved x

      £10.00

    • Gill Levy

      Gill Levy

      Sep 14, 2017

      Good Luck

      £2.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 14, 2017

      Good luck

    • Hiedi Greenstreet

      Hiedi Greenstreet

      Sep 13, 2017

      £10.00

    • Amanda King

      Amanda King

      Sep 13, 2017

      Good luck x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 13, 2017

      £5.00

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