John’s story

One in three people that we help are children and young people…

John

Helping people to feel positive about the future

John’s search for work was made extremely difficult due to the pandemic. He is a recent care leaver and has no family and very few friends which has made him feel isolated and alone. He now has his first ever proper home but, whilst a positive step forward, this is also causing anxiety as he is currently on a very limited income and cannot afford the very basic items he deserves, such as a cooker. Thankfully we’ve been able to provide John with this essential item so that he can start cooking for himself and to help him feel more positive for the future.

"It’s fantastic to see all the ways the community comes together to improve the lives of people in need. From undertaking challenges, to dress-up days, quizzes, raffles and cake-bakes, to donating, setting up a regular gift, volunteering or spreading the word, it all helps to ensure people living in hardship are warm, safe and fed and have the basics in life that we all deserve."

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