When Mark’s wife, Jaqui, was involved in a car accident which left her with serious brain injuries, their lives and the lives of their two daughters, Ella (15) and Grace (13) were changed forever.
“After my wife’s accident, I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. My family’s lives were turned upside-down in the blink of an eye. As well as it being a really emotional time, we also went from having two sources of income to one, and the added cost of visiting Jaqui in hospital meant that financially, the situation started to take its toll.
“I’m not someone who would usually ask for help, but when I finally contacted my lodge Almoner, he was already waiting for me. I told him what had happened, and that my family were now facing severe financial difficulties as a result. Together, we put together an application, and the MCF soon came back with a grant to help me cover the cost of our bills.