A note from Jean…
You think there’s nobody there for you but there always is. You can’t see that at the time.
In 2013, I split up with my husband. I found out that he had been having an affair and he left me in a dire financial situation. I didn’t know what to do or where to go. I eventually broke down in tears in the office and my team leader suggested contacting the Charity. You gave me and my two children financial support which helped us pay for general bills at the time. To finally be able to pay things off and get rid of the letters at my door was immense. I was close to a mental breakdown before that point.
And then you helped me again in 2018. I had to work part time to look after my child at home and I got myself into more financial difficulty. I still had the same bills to pay with lower income so I just kept getting myself into more debt to clear debt. Things completely spiralled out of control. I asked for help for a second time and you helped me pay my bankruptcy fees. I’m so thankful.
When you’re in that tunnel, it can be so dark. I don’t honestly know what I would have done without your help. Now I’m out of the tunnel and I can see the light. I went on antidepressants just before Christmas last year and now I’m being weaned off them because I’m in a much better place. Everyone has seen the change in me. I don’t know where I would be now without you. Thank you.