Weʼve raised £45 to help my mum be free
- Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017
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Let me start of by telling you a bit about my mum. My mum was destined to be a mum her whole life and she brought me and my two brothers into the world. My mum lost her father when she was 6 and ever since had a big hole missing, she married when she was 21. after marrying my dad he exposed to her his drinking problems, he took her to a field and showed her all the bottles, in other words he trapped her by telling her after the wedding. My dad has been ill my whole life and my mum has cared for him, hes been an addict since my brother was born. My mum has suffered years of emotional, pyhsical and sexual abuse. My mum has been punished for trying to have a life or have fun, if she left the house she would be followed, my dad made my mums life full of fear. While we were all young we didn't know who we would come home too which resulted in me and my brother having problems at school to the point we stopped going just so we could be at home to protect her. 3 years ago i persuaded my mum to take the leap into becoming a teacher in which she has excelled at. My dad hated this as she now had a life and he didn't. my dad used to come into the school she was working at and tell lies saying he was a undercover cop, doing this on purpose to make my mums life at school difficult. He controlled everything she did. A few months ago after days/weeks/months of arguements every night somehow my dad booked a flight out to stay with his parents in cyprus. As soon as he left we started putting things in place to make sure he couldnt come back. We had the locks changed and a police officer come round to assess and take statements on what had been happening. One sunday evening our doorbell rung and it was him, my mum not knowing opened the door and he pushed in, resulting in me having to call the police. Within 6 weeks hes sent her 10,000 emails. Weve been to court to get an injuction in place and it's now an offence for him to contact her he still is. Hes sending me and my brothers long nasty messages about her and saying he wants nothing to do with us aswell as sending suicidal content. The list goes on and until the divorce goes through he has access to the house if mum isnt in it. My mum has raised all three of us while being a victim of serious mental abuse. It hurts my pride to do this but we cannot come up with the funds ourself and although my dad gets the divorce fee paid for him he is refusing. So i just ask if anyone has anything to give that could help us move on and not be worried about living danger it would mean the world to us.
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Sep 2, 2017
Buckets of love xx
Aug 29, 2017
It's only a small amount but I hope it helps, the few times I've met your mum she's been absolubtley lovely xxx
Aug 29, 2017
I had no idea. Give my love to your mum & tell her she's an inspiration to us all. She has a beautiful soul. You're all so strong & you should be very proud of all you've achieved. Love u all x
Aug 29, 2017
Good luck xxx
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