Weʼve raised £225 to help a family have a year's supply of milk and bread (£1 a day) and a decent Christmas (any additional donations).
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- Funded on Friday, 25th November 2016
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There are many families living below the poverty line, and they don't seem to get much help, or in some cases any help at all. While we cannot help them all, this Christmas I have decided to try to help one family I know in particular (we are not related, but I know them well). To do this I would like to ask for your kind help, and as I believe that every little helps, any assistance - no matter how great or small - would be very much appreciated. I do not wish to reveal the identity of this family so as to preserve their dignity, but I hope you will trust my word. Here is their story...
Two young professionals (accountant and electrician) could not find a job that would feed their family of two children aged 4 and 6. They live in a village and so decided to become farmers. For a couple of years their crop of apples brought in a basic income which was enough for them to survive, but last year they spent the last of their savings - a sum of £3000 - to plant apples again. They put in so much effort and hard work, but the bad weather was against them, reducing this year's yield as well as its quality (the apples were tainted with dark blemishes). Because of this no trader would buy them, but in the end someone did buy the apples for £1000 before they became rotten (a loss of £2000). Furthermore, they received some compensation (about £1000) from a governmental farmers' association, but still they did not even cover their investment expense. They are desperate. Some days they don't have enough money even to buy milk for their children
So I am raising money for them to have a year's supply of milk and bread (£1/day) & some resemblance of a decent Christmas (any additional donations. They are good people,but they have been unlucky as life has not given them enough opportunities. Please help me to help them live with a little dignity this Christmas, and hopefully for a few months after...
Panagiota Sidiropoulou10 days ago
We cannot thank you enough!! Thank you for your kindness and donations!! I will keep you updated with the next steps! Best wishes, Melita
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Mandy & David
Nov 8, 2016
Hope you reach your target : )
Nov 6, 2016
Hope it goes well Melita
Nov 5, 2016
Best of luck! x
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