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Alex Climbs Everest For Charity Link!

Thank you to Alex Gemmell in Leicester who has taken on our Climb Mount Everest Challenge to raise funds for us during the Covid-19 crisis.  By day 13 of the Challenge Alex has completed 558 flights of stairs – that’s…

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Changing lives in the Covid-19 crisis

Thank you so much to everyone who has lent their support, either directly to Charity Link, including via our ‘Meeting the Need campaign ( or via the new There With You Fund launched by LeicestershireLive. You can read about some…

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Robin was trying to start again

Robin had been through a difficult time and had just been discharged from a Mental Health Unit. He had just moved into his new home. Robin had lost all his belongings, was vulnerable and desperately trying to cope. We helped immediately…

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Sarah was struggling with Multiple Sclerosis

Sarah was diagnosed with MS, she was a single mum and now unable to work. Her home had been adapted to create a bedroom and bathroom downstairs. The rooms were unfurnished and Sarah couldn’t afford the items. We helped and bought…

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Molly and her mum were forced to sleep on the settee

Molly and her mum were in desperate need. Their home was infested with mice, damp and mould. The mould had spread to their beds forcing them to sleep on the settee each night. Molly’s mum has no means to buy…

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Lily just wanted to stay in her own home

At 94 Lily’s health had deteriorated, she could no longer manage the stairs at home, was sleeping downstairs and used a commode. To stay at home she needed a stair lift, but Lily survived on a state pension. We helped…

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David and his daughters just wanted to start again

David gained custody of his children when their mother neglected them.  He found a home but it was unfurnished. David had recently lost his job and he simply couldn’t afford the items needed. We helped immediately and provided the family…

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Reema was alone

Reema, 17, left home due to abuse. Now living at a hostel she continued with school, but only had thin summer clothes, no coat and worn sandals during winter. Saving up to buy new things meant going without food. We…

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Every night Stacey had to sleep on the floor

Margaret has been looking after Stacey, her grandaughter, since Stacey’s mum died after giving birth. Margaret is disabled and the family survive on disability and child benefits. Stacey’s bed was broken so she was sleeping on the floor. Margaret couldn’t…

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David was homeless

David was homeless sleeping in a church crypt during winter, he had no income and had not eaten for 3 days. We acted immediately and gave David food vouchers. We provided a bond on a rented property, funds for a suit and…

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