I have set this fundraiser up on behalf of my Sister, Hope. Here is her story in her own words. Any help that you can offer would be greatly appreciated ❤️
“This past couple of years have been a nightmare for all of us. Having only attempted to rebuild our lives a short 18 months ago after fleeing Family violence, a major back injury, multiple health issues & recently becoming a single mum with 4 young children who all have additional needs.
Late last week we returned home expecting new floorboards but instead walked into concrete & no tradesmen to be found.
After ringing around for an hour, I was told that the floor people had discovered black mould under my floorboards & that I was to find accommodation for myself & my 4 young children until Monday when the mould could be tested.
Monday it was confirmed that the mould was so severe that the house was uninhabitable & I was issued with an immediate notice to vacate.
It had affected half the house.
Tuesday morning I was made aware that my landlord was only going to pay my temporary accommodation until Friday 20th Dec (7 nights total) & that my keys needed to be handed back by lunch time the same day.
I have spent hours & hours this week juggling my kids, my pets & trying to organize somewhere for us to go in harsh, dangerous conditions.
We have lost more than half of our belongings, food, recent birthday presents etc due to contamination or simply having nowhere to safely store it.
With no home, most of our belongings gone, extra travel/food costs, health concerns, Christmas next week & 2 more kids birthdays in January, even with help, this is going to take a Christmas miracle! If you are able to help in any way, myself and my children would be forever grateful”.
- Leanne Mackay
- John Murphy
- Elissa Walldorf