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- Ullapool Highlands
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- Closed on Wednesday, 17th January 2018
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I am being evicted from my home of 32 years and my house sold of which i will get no money from the sale because of highland council and their council tax. I am gifting these below as a gift for your donations. Please read my story after my picture posts.
Hand Painted 5cm log slice with hand painted initial. please specify which initial you would like £5 donation.
Drift Wood Tea Light Holder. Each one will be different as its collected locally. A hole is counter sunk/drilled to hold the tea light and finished in a soft wax. £15 donation.
Man Woman Cave Sign, hand painted on charred wood and finished in a soft clear wax £20 donation.
Personalised Christmas sign with santas magic key included. Hand painted approx 40cm long. specify which name you would like on it £30 donation.
Home Sweet Home, hand painted MDF mouse with hand sewn Harris Tweed skirt and attatched to a piece of solid wood. Approx 45cm high £35 donation.
Edward The Dancing Clock. Beauty and the beast inspired. Hand cut from solid wood with a quartz clock inserted. 29 cm high 16cm wide £50 donation.
Hand cut from 1.5 inch thick solid wood. Approx 32cm high and 28cm wide. These take roughly 9hrs to complete, the inside is finished in a dark wax, the front in a clear wax with a card stock backing. Please specify which gift you would like £100 donation.
All monies donated include the postage and packing of your gift. Please remember to specify names and initials where applicable. Items will be posted out within 28 days. If you have any question please feel free to message me and i will get back to you as soon as possible.
My name is Linda, and welcome to my just giving page.
I live in in the scottish highlands. A single parent to the last of my brood and still at home with a 15 year old daughter and a 12 year old son. This is my story. I first moved into my house 32 years ago with my husband a soldier in the british armed forces. we had arrived back from germany after he had been posted there for 5 years with two small children. After 10 years togeather we split up. I then met the person who was set to ruin my life. At first he was a true gentleman. He worked hard on the oil rigs and soon moved into my home and within a year i found myself pregnant. This is where my nightmare began. As i slipped into a world of extreme domestic violence for the next 11 years, which i'm not going into with much detail as it's too horrific to dredge back up. I was left barefoot and pregnant 3 more times. Still living on eggshells and fear him. In the meantime i fell into council tax arrears, whilst the father of my children lived a luxurious life with endless holidays, none of which the children and i were ever invited on. Eventually after an unspeakable incident i had to get the police involved. And this time they stuck with this complaint. With the help of womans aid and the childrens womans aid workers it had taken a long two years of counceling to slowly get our lives back on track. I found work and struggled on providing for my children, paid my mortgage and all the usual bills. Council tax was the last bill on my mind as i was in defecit each week. Going without heating and clothes i struggled on so the kids could have food on the table. In the meantime the highland council were trying to squeeze what ever they could out of me and was just slipping further into the quagmire. I can honestly say i have not had the money to pay it. They passed it on to a debt collection agency and i was paying £500 a month over a few months and with one thing and another they wanted the full amount. KPMG are the agency and they made me go through a bankruptcy. After my bankruptcy had ended they had put £30333.96 in charges and interest to my bill. They wanted this amount in full or they are going to evict us. This is an insane amount to pay straight out and cannot possibly manage it in this lifetime. Now they have forced the sale of my house and after the vultures have had their share between them all we'll have nothing. There isn't anywhere to rent around this area and need my kids to stay in the same school as my 15 year old is sitting her exams this year. I have a craft stall which i have every saturday and sell my handmade things. I have managed to save a small amount but it's nowhere near enough. I'm desperatly trying to raise £30000 to pay KPMG off so i can stay in my home of 32 years and stay in my full time work, whilst trying to keep my children in their school. When my house is sold which is soon as the estate agent has been out this last week and is already marketing it for KPMG. The highland council have said they can put us in a B&B 40 miles away. I dont drive so i will not be able to get to my work or the kids get to their school. I know i have messed up please no negative comments i dont know which way to turn. I will try to work harder and donate my items to in return for any donations i recieve.
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