Weʼre raising £3,000 to my handyman business, need to get a little van and more tools. would also like to help underprivileged families with my services.
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My name is Matt and I am 36. I used to have a really good sales job, i know this sounds odd but bare with me.
as a child i also wanted to be a tennis player and got to national standard but when i was 15 I fractured vertibreas in my back and never was able to play competively again. I went through some bad years struggling with the fact that i couldnt do what i loved.
i ended up falling into sales but hated every minute. I now have 3 children and married and they are my world but i was suffering from severe depression and anxiety and i could hide it anymore and nearly ruined my relationshii with my children and marriage. My wife has always supported me even though I have been awful to live with. I was always away with work and when i was at home I was always stressed and working late.
Things came to a head when i was caught by my wife trying to kill myself which meant I had to declare how bad things were.
After some time and therapy with the help of medication I am starting to be in a lot better place. I have realised that money isnt everything and I feel so close to my wife and children again. I am currently earning minimum wage as a ground maintenance but I love it. I have started my own handyman business which is starting to pick up but I am really struggling to do larger jobs as I have no transport and would love to get myself a little cheap van to get me going, along with some more tools i need.
One of my friends told me to try this as he has seen similar things before. I do feel cheeky doing this and I appologise if this comes across selfish as there are some amazing causes on here. But when I get my business going I would like to donate some of my skills and time to charities to help them.
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