Since my husband died, money has been tight. While he was ill, I was his full-time carer so keeping my job just wasn’t an option, but the benefits we received helped us to get by. Once he died, those benefits disappeared and things became very difficult.
As a single mother, taking care of my two young boys, Connor and Kian can be tough. Making sure we have enough money to cover our everyday expenses is difficult enough, without even thinking about the additional experiences I’d like to give them.
The help I have received from the MCF has made such a difference to our lives. As well as receiving support to cover essentials for the boys like school uniforms or lunches, they also get the chance to have a bit of fun with their friends at football club and music lessons. As well as all that, we have also been fortunate to receive grants towards a holiday and days out – things that I would never have been able to budget for.