Real people; Greg's story
Our Cookers for Christmas Appeal helped 18-year-old Greg last year. Greg had been living on microwave meals when he first moved into his new home after a period of homelessness.
Before getting his new home Greg was unemployed and living in a hostel. He was referred to Fresh Start and signed up as one of our voluntary PAT testers, a scheme run through our Training Initiative.
Whilst volunteering, the council offered Greg a tenancy. At Fresh Start, we were delighted to be able to help him decorate his house through our Hit Squad service. We were also able to offer him a cooker thanks to our Cookers for Christmas Appeal.
Greg was delighted to receive the cooker and is now cooking healthy meals.
He said: “Without my cooker I’d still be living on microwave meals. After eight months they become very boring. I feel healthier now I am cooking fresh food.”
Greg has now found himself a job and spends his spare time volunteering at Fresh Start.
Help someone like Greg this Christmas Eve by donating towards our #CookersforChristmas appeal. http://www.justgiving.com/Fresh-Start-Cookers-for-Christmas-2013