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Cathy | Age: 46  | Single Mum

Cathy’s abusive partner has gone leaving her to look after their children and try to get on with her life. She wants to stay in her flat, but there’s two broken doors, a hole in the wall and a shattered bathroom mirror; the frightening aftermath of a violent outburst by her ex-partner. Her landlord says she needs to pay for these damages, even though her abuser is to blame for them. What can she do? Her Universal Credit and child allowance barely cover the cost of food, heating and rent, let alone clothes for the children. Failure to pay will lead to eviction and homelessness. Social Services couldn’t help but referred her to Forthgiving.

Forthgiving was able to respond to this situation by paying directly for the repairs to be carried out – something most support organisations are unable to do.

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Jack | Age : 28 | Severe Cerebral Palsy

Jack is severely disabled and lives with his parents who are his carers. His condition was such that he could only eat in a standing position but needed a  specialist standing frame support to enable to do that. Despite raising some of the money needed from family and though a crowd funding appeal, they were unable to reach the target of £2,485. They approached forthgiving who were able to bridge the gap in funding.

"We can't thank you enough for your support and we enclose photos of Jack using his new frame" . Jack's parents

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Falkirk District Association for Mental Health

FDAMH had organised a "No Men Nevis" fundraising campaign involving 250 women volunteers with personal experience of mental health issues. However , they had no funds to pay for coaches to take the paricipants to and from Fort William. Fortunately, forthgiving were able to step in and fund the shortfall which enabled the venture to go ahead, raising an amzing £67,000 to support those suffering from mental health issues.

 

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Tom | Age: 17  | Epileptic & associated learning disabilities

Tom received special support at school . It had been discovered that he might benefit hugely from 1:1 art classes suited to disabled students but the school didn't have the funding or resources to provide it. They approached forthgiving who funded  the fees and materials for a series of art classes at Delta Studios in Larbert.  

During and after the course, Tom's specialist support teacher at school noted major reduction in in his behavioural problems at school.

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Helen | Age: 28 | 

Helen was a single person living in a women's refuge after fleeing an abusive relationship. After several months she had the opportunity to rent a one bedroom flat. But, as the flat had very little furniture and no white goods  and with no savings to fall back on, it was beyond her means. However, thanks to financial support from forthgiving, she was able to purchase a new washing machine, a fridge freezer and an electric cooker , all of which gave her the confidence to start a new life for herself.