Thank you for your interest in viewing my campaign.
Because of my unique set of circumstances, I am reaching out for anyone who can help make it possible for my family to see my 9 year old daughter who lives over 200 miles away from us.
My eldest daughter was born in West Yorkshire in 2010. Unfortunately I had to leave in order to escape a traumatic and difficult relationship. I also had to leave my job there too, which left me penniless in my recovery.
Ever since I have scarcely been able to see her because of the finances to travel the distances involve when I returned back to the Midlands.
I moved to the south east with my partner, where I have lived for over 5 years.
At the beginning of 2018 we have had the joy of bringing into the world our lovely daughter.
To cut another long story short and after a long and complicated family court process, lasting over three years my eldest daughter now lives with a lovely foster family.
My present situation is I am currently unemployed and a carer for my partner who has a disability.
After recently seeking financial help with visits, the local authority has said that they can only source funds for me to go on my own. While this help is welcome, I feel disappointed because it doesn’t take into account that we are a family unit and as a result doesn’t quite fulfil our need for family contact for our daughter and my partner who love her very much. We feel that finances should not be a barrier to us all spending time with my daughter and for our daughter to see her older sister.
My daughter who we hope to spend more time with, really loves her little half sister and because she loves her so much, we all feel that for her to be able see her is an important part of her growing up.
I have set this campaign up so that my partner, our daughter and her assistant to can travel up and stay a few days, for roughly 6 times a year. Per visit work out at just about £600 so I’m hoping to raise £400 per visit, for my partner and her PA.
The ultimate goal for me is to improve our financial situation, however until then I want to thank you for your time to read this and anything you can spare.
Any amount large or small that you are able to spare will go to the following.
- Travel (either train or hired car)
- A modest Hotel for us all to stay a few nights.
- Transportation during visit
Thank you for taking the time for reading this and I any help you can provide will be gratefully received.