Help me afford to move to a new rented house

Hi! My name is Andy Foster, I'm a miniatures sculptor who has run a tiny indie wargames miniatures maker for the last 21 years. Unfortunately, this means I can't afford to buy a home in the UK because our housing market is nuts, and the average starter home costs over 12 times what I make in a good year, so I am only able to rent.
And because the housing market IS so insane, rental property prices are also incredibly high, and I've just been told that the house we have lived in for the last 8 years is having its rent increased by the landlord from £800 a month to £1175, which I absolutely can't afford to cover.

The problem is, because I am living hand to mouth, as a lot of indie miniatures manufacturers do, I don't have the funds in my bank account to pay for a deposit on a new rental home, or the fees involved, which amount to around £1500 for a tiny 2 bed terraced house in the UK, so I must turn to you, dear friends and customers, to help me out. Any amount is gratefully received! Any extra may need to go towards a new bed, wardrobe, etc if the house ends up with a bedroom that is too small for our current one to fit in (and I suspect my existing wardrobes won't survive another move, they're decades old self assembly things that are already a bit fragile!)

UPDATE: Since you absolutely blew me away by funding the original target, I have added the increased rent for this month onto it, in the hopes that any new donations can be measured against that...
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Andy Foster
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Oakwood, East Midlands, United Kingdom

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