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£145
raised of £25,000 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £145 to staysafe-covid19 hardship fund for vulnerable families with children, struggling on the brink of poverty, adversely affected by the virus.

    Bury St Edmunds
    Funded on Thursday, 17th September 2020

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    Story

    Before I met my husband I literally lived hand to mouth. Being a single mum was hard, very hard. I worked part-time in a local chip shop for 8 years whilst I studied graphic design at college, then university, with the intention of giving my kids are better life. My version of skint was tipping my sofa upside to find enough money to buy a loaf of bread! I know other peoples versions of skint are very different.

    I started my own business after graduating. Still a single mum at this point. I printed 5,000 leaflets advertising my service and me and the kids went out on foot delivering through letterboxes. I paid the kids for helping, so they learned the value in working hard too.

    I grew the business to a little printing company which has kept me busy and i've since got married and extended my family.

    I've been looking for a vulnerable family that i can donate things to, such as the clothes my children outgrow, anything good quality. I've given away so much on Facebook for free to people who need things. The response I get giving away free things is overwhelming. The amount of vulnerable families out there who are living in poverty is heartbreaking. A lot of what I hear, from young families, is that children are going without food because they have no way of getting a food delivery, either no transport or no computer to buy food online. And also, clothing is a real struggle to get hold of because the charity shops are closed. I felt torn giving away my free clothes because there were so many children needing them, it was so hard to decide who needed them the most.

    I've started this page so i can actually distribute the money via food vouchers, taxi services to get shopping, helping with electric bills and and also giving support and encouragement to the young families who are starting out, just like i did.

    If you have any good quality baby and children clothes, bedding, shoes or food parcels that you wish to donate then please email us on hardshipfund@staysafe-covid19.com

    If you are in hardship and need our help please email us on hardshipfund@staysafe-covid19.com

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    Page last updated on: 9/8/2020 10.17

    Supporters

    6

    • Penny

      Penny

      Sep 8, 2020

      Keep going Melissa, you are helping so many :)

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 21, 2020

      Well done Melissa, the people you are helping will be so grateful. Will try and support your fund, from the sale of plants and produce :).

    • Vicki

      Vicki

      May 22, 2020

      You’re doing amazingly. :-)

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 22, 2020

      Such great work Meliss.

      £50.00

    • Kate Kelly

      Kate Kelly

      May 22, 2020

    • Frea

      Frea

      May 22, 2020

      Very proud of everything you’ve achieved you are a truly beautiful person.Lots of love the Kellett-Green’s XxX

      £10.00

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    Bury St Edmunds

    I live in Bury St Edmunds with my husband and 4 children and I have a personal goal to help families who are in crisis and suffering because of covid19.

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