Help secure Sal’s home
UPDATE: Just a note to say THANK YOU to ALL, and let people know that our August 6th date has changed, to mean we are available to receive funds for Sal, right up til the last day of the campaign: Due to changes in the background, out of our hands, Sal's date has been extended til later in August, so we are able to take donations right up until the final date of the campaign:: August 22nd
Many Thanks, The Campaign Collective
Sally moved into this little heritage listed 1840’s workers cottage in 1999, at that stage renting from the benevolent Miss Watson. And then in 2001 Sally’s son Tully was born, (very nearly right there in the front room). A few years later, towards the end of her life, Miss Watson was clearly wanting Sally and Tully to be able to live in the cottage for as long as they needed, and so her solicitor developed a vendor finance property purchase agreement with Sally. When Miss Watson died she willed her entire estate to a charity who were initially rather reluctant to honour this vendor finance agreement. But Sally dug in her heels and finally secured a 10 year mortgage contract with this charity.
It is now ten years on, and Sally urgently needs to source the lump sum of $50,000.00 by the 6th August deadline to resolve her financial relationship with this charity and finally secure her and Tully’s tenure of the cottage.
Added to this financial challenge, recent severe weather has again revealed urgent repairs needed on the roof of the cottage. Helping Sally will also help preserve this piece of Hobart heritage.
Sally has been chronically impacted by complex post traumatic stress disorder which has severely limited her capacity to work. Living in this little cottage provides a safe and secure haven to foster her own wellbeing, and of course very importantly the wellbeing of her son Tully.
Through her maintenance of this nurturing home, Sally also provides support and nourishment to friends who need her, and space for creative adventures to thrive.
At a time when Hobart is facing a chronic affordable housing supply crisis, with single older women becoming some of the most ‘at risk’ in this environment, it is imperative that people like Sally and her son are able to garner community support to remain securely housed.
Therefore, we have decided to run this campaign over the next few weeks to hopefully raise moneys by the 6th August deadline so that we can positively resolve Sally’s financial relationship with this charity and to also hopefully, possibly, contribute to putting a new roof on the cottage.
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