“You were like angels from God coming to our rescue.”
When Adam was hospitalized due to a long-term illness, his family struggled to pay their rent and buy food. Paula was working part time, while caring for her two daughters and spending as much time at the hospital with Adam as she could.
Their children needed bunk beds, but money was tight. The local SVP group in Wembley, London, heard about the family through the parish school and stepped in to buy bunk beds for the children. The group also delivered a food parcel once a week to relieve the financial pressure on them.
Sadly, this family’s story of economic hardship is all too familiar to SVP groups who provide practical assistance, including food parcels and furniture, to people in need across England and Wales.