Please Help Me to Help my Mum

by Miss Taylor in London, England, United Kingdom

Please Help Me to Help my Mum
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I am raising money to help my Mum, who is going through a very rough time at the moment.

by Miss Taylor in London, England, United Kingdom

I am raising money to help my Mum, who is going through a very rough time at the moment. She has experienced 30 years of domestic abuse (my Brother and I were unaware of this), and last year my father attacked my Mum in front of me. I jumped in to defend her and got hurt myself (my Mum still feels badly about this even though it is not her fault at all. I keep telling her I'm so thankful that I was there as I don't know what would have happened if I wasn't). 

My father was taken away by the police and sentenced 5 months later. Unfortunately he only received a two year suspended sentence. He also received an indefinite restraining order to stay away from my Mum & I. Even though he is no longer living in the marital home, he was still suposed to pay for half the mortgage and bills. Recently we have found out that, that is not the case. This came to light when a bailiff came to the door (luckily no one answered the door and he just left a letter detailing the amount owed and how to contact him) The bills have not been paid properly since last year, racking up debts into the thousands. My Mum is in her sixties and has never been in debt which is why my father has done this to hurt her, but you think he would still pay as my Brother and I live in the house also. So if anything happened it would affect us too. But no, as long as he can hurt my Mum, my Brother and I are collateral damage. 

My Mum doesn't work as she was medically retired due to a stroke she had over 10 years ago (she was retired at that time, that's just how long ago it was). On top of the issues she received from the stroke my Mum has had back and hip problems since she was young, and is classed as disabled. The stroke did not help. So all she receives money wise is her work pension and DLA. This isn't enough to pay for the mortgage and bills as well as the debts owed. My Brother and I help in any way we can; but he is studying and working part time, and I am unwell with a chronic condition and not able to work at the moment. So we don't have the money needed to help either. 

The debts owed include bills like gas, electric, council tax, etc. This is what the money raised would be used for.

Any donation made will be immensely appreciated, thank you so very much.

You may have noticed I have not used any names, this is NOT to protect my father this is to protect my Mum. Which is also why I have not used any pictures.

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