Giveaway #74 Ill health and financial crisis

By October 25, 2023No Comments

Our 74th donation was nominated by our member Melanie.

I would like to tell you about this gentleman who suddenly became very ill. Dave was rushed into hospital and ended up having a Stoma fitted and has been left with heart problems.

During this illness his long term girlfriend has left him as she couldn’t cope with the changes to their lives. All of this has had a significant affect on his emotional, mental and financial health. He also lost his mother last Christmas for whom he cared for which as added to his low moods.

He is currently waiting for a benefits claim but PIP was applied for and it has been rejected and now he is waiting for help to appeal this decision He is an unassuming man whose life has been turned upside down. I’ve told him I will try and help and he became very tearful.

To be able to help him put food on his table, pay rent and look after his dog would mean the world to him.

His friends are constantly worried about him and are trying their best to keep him afloat.

It’s been hard for Dave and hard for him to open up and tell people how he is feeling. Sometimes it can be so hard for men to recognise depression and low moods and reach out.

The money could help in many ways and I will continue to seek practical help and seek advice for his ongoing wellbeing.

Friends on speaking to Dave he told me how his dog is the one thing keeping him going, he said he probably wouldn’t be here otherwise. On hearing of our donation he said his priorities would be rent and food as he’s been struggling with basic living costs. He is very, very grateful to all members of this group. Well done everyone.…/emergency-services…/ar-AA1i0a36……/emergency-services…/ar-AA1i0a36…