Help me in Supporting Someone from the Care System

by Laura Burt in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Help me in Supporting Someone from the Care System

£200

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by August 26th 2019 at 3:46pm

To help a young person who has been brought up in the care system start his new life.

by Laura Burt in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

I am wanting to help a friend of my sister. He is 17 years old. He was raised in care due to neglect and when he outgrew the care system he temporarily moved into a homeless hostel. He now has a one-bed council flat, but he was expected to furnish the entire flat himself. 17 years old, with no bed, no money, and no family for support. 

Thanks to the amazing help of my local community, we have almost managed to furnish his entire flat. The next step now is to help this young man find a place on a college course or a job. To help with this, a member of the community has offered to donate a computer. However, a computer needs an internet connection, which is not something an unemployed teenager can afford.

If I could afford to pay for a years broadband, I would do it. What I can do, is pay £100 towards the cost of a years broadband contract. Broadband would allow him to search for jobs and college courses, connect with those in his local community, find new opportunities to develop himself into a successful adult. 

I am crowdfunding to raise the £200 shortfall in the cost of a decent broadband connection. I would really appreciate any donations to help me meet my target.

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