Hi, I've gone back into full-time education (at 51) to finally get a degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Practice. I have brought my children up on my own and now that they have left home, it's time for me to achieve this goal for myself. I have been a part-time teacher for 20 years, whilst being a single mum and I have had a deep-rooted interest in working with the recovery of adult survivors of childhood abuse. I already have a placement at a Women's charity starting in October this year (Year 2 at Uni) but I am going to struggle financially through next year's study, due to the university work-load increasing, leaving me unable to increase my hours at my part-time ironing job. I have explored all other routes for extra funding to no avail. My daughter suggested Crowd funding as a final option.