Chris Pascal returned from desperate economic circumstances two years ago from Central America looking for work to support his family he had to leave behind while also hoping to be able to secure visas for his wife and two children to join him after a few months in the UK. The last 28 months has seen Chris go through very stressful periods of unemployment, jobs where he didn't get paid, depression, trying to deal with immigration policies and more than anything the hurt and isolation of not being with his family.
Aware that Christmas was approaching, Chris ultimately had a breakdown a couple of weeks ago. He knew that he was unable to afford air flights, Christmas gifts, or the time away from trying to get short term work projects to keep living income flowing to be able to see his family. Chris's wife is unable to work as the country they are living in is now quite dangerous and spends most of her time looking after the children and keeping them safe. Unfortunately she has no family of her own around her that can care for the children while she goes to work either, and it is particularly distressing for her.
Chris's daughters are 8 and 7. They have spent two Christmas's talking to Dad on Skype, sending teddybear emoticons for hugs and sending pictures of their Christmas dinner. We want to give them their real cuddles back and let them eat their dinner together.
Please help us put Chris's life and family back together and a very big thanks to anybody who pledges to Chris's campaign from us, his mom and Chris himself,
Dave, family friend and work colleague