“Our resident and her children arrived at Sheffield Women’s Aid with nothing to their name.
She is now ready to move on, but has no belongings of her own. Francine and team stepped in and has provided everything she needs to set up a new home. What a great service Francine provides, with such a dedicated network of supporters.
You make such a big difference. Thank You.“
-Sheffield Women’s Aid
“Thanks to you and all involved with the coordination and delivery of Christmas presents to children in our temporary accommodation.
Your kindness and generosity has helped to put smiles on 44 little faces this Christmas.
The gifts arrived in time for our Christmas party and we’re handed out to the Children by Santa and his elves.
Thanks again for all your hard work, and for being a genuinely wonderful lady with such a big heart.
Best wishes and merry Christmas to all involved.“
-South Yorkshire Housing Association
“All of the staff at Rotherham Rise Refuge would like to thank you for your very generous donation of beds and soft furnishings. We are truly grateful for your kindness, and this has highly benefited our client and her children.
We greatly appreciate all donations that we receive as it is with the continued support of organisations such as Francine’s that clients can be supported with a smooth transition moving out of refuge and in to their new homes.“
“Many thanks for your help today regarding the family I have referred to your service and being able to respond so quickly. It is clear your service is so valuable in Sheffield, without it many families who move with very little or no possessions would not be able to create a home they would be able to live in safely.
I hope through the work you are doing with many of the vulnerable families within the city it continues to raise awareness of the impact any donation can have upon a families life.“
-Sheffield City Council (Children’s and Families)
“I have contacted Francine today asking for help for our struggling families. I would like to say a great thanks to Francine for the quick response and ability to arrange necessary items straight away.
That kind of help and attitude is very much needed and appreciated.“
– Support worker, Children and families Social Care Sheffield
“Thank you so much for your assistance in sourcing a table and chairs for a family I’m working with.
As mentioned during our phone calls the children are especially going to benefit from this as currently they are eating on their knees on the sofa or sat on a blanket on the floor. It will help bring the family together at meal times so they can eat together comfortably.
Mum will be able to practice good table manners with them and she can introduce some house rules around meal times which she really needs. I first heard of your service through a very good friend of mine who has donated items to you and spoke very highly of what you do and how you help families to rebuild their homes and lives after experiencing domestic abuse.
You have a great reputation for going above and beyond to help families and will do whatever you can to support them. I follow you on Facebook and promote your charity to colleagues and other services whenever I can.
Once again thank you. I appreciate your help and so does the family you are helping. She is over the moon about your donation as she was attempting to save herself, she can now use this money to provide other things for the children.
I look forward to continuing promoting your charity and working along side you in the future to help families in need at times of crisis.“
-Families Together SASS
“Many thanks for helping me out with a cot for a mum we are supporting in Sheffield. You have helped another of my volunteers with items for another mum too. I can’t begin to tell you how appreciated and needed your service is. Some of the mums we are supporting have fled some horrific domestic abuse situations and have literally nothing to help set up a home.
You are a Lifeline!“
-NCT Birth and Beyond Community Supporters Project South Yorkshire