Help us stop Ruth becoming homeless

by Dave Gaskin in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Help us stop Ruth becoming homeless
We did it
On 7th July 2019 we successfully raised £2,225 with 89 supporters in 28 days

My sister Ruth has a series of chronic, degenerative and debilitating illnesses. An incorrect council bill means she could be made homeless.

by Dave Gaskin in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Thank you


To everyone who has donated, sent messages of support, displayed acts of kindness, and helped share this campaign - thank you.

The response over the past 7 days has been overwhelming but this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Ruth means a great deal to many people, not just our family but to her network of friends and this show of support has had a significant, positive effect on Ruth’s mental wellbeing at this stressful time.

Tragically, Ruth’s situation isn't unique and #RaiseTheRuth is part of a wider campaign to raise awareness of the devastating impact that DWP policies and arbitrary sanctions are having on some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.


#RaiseTheRuth is a pop-up art exhibition organised by Ruth’s friends and family and will launch at 7:00pm on Friday 28 June 2019 at the Graffiti Artist Dot Com store in the Custard Factory complex, Digbeth, Birmingham.

The exhibition will feature original works and prints from some of Birmingham's most infamous creatives, with a raffle at the end of the night where guests have a chance to win a host of prizes generously donated by the wider community.

We would genuinely love to see as many of you there as possible. More information is available on the Facebook event page.

For art submissions and exhibition info, please contact Harley at


A 'Fit For Work' t-shirt is available through our friends at THTC - The Hemp Trading Company. 30% of proceeds from every tee sold will help to #RaiseTheRuth. BUY HERE

The incredibly talented musician Kate Arnold has a Bandcamp page with digital downloads of some of her tracks. BUY HERE

100% of sales via my Etsy store will be donated to the campaign.

Again, thank you so much for your support.


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