“The Printing Charity has been a lifeline”.

Anna discovered The Printing Charity when an injury stopped her from doing her job, working as a freelance photographer in the print and media sector. With her savings quickly running out, Anna found The Printing Charity online after a Jobcentre adviser suggested it might be worth her looking for an occupational charity that could help.

She feels very lucky her local council provided her with accommodation but as the brand new apartment did not come with any appliances, we helped her buy white goods and essentials such as a bed and sofa. Anna’s grant also recently paid for fitted carpet, which has warmed the bare concrete floors and transformed the apartment into a cosy home.

“It’s very difficult to ask for help when you’ve always looked after yourself,” says Anna, “but the people at The Printing Charity have been amazing to deal with. They’re so caring and thoughtful.”

While she gradually recovers from her injury and looks for freelance work in a sector she loves, our financial assistance makes the difference between being able to survive or not.

“I had no idea there were organisations like The Printing Charity until I couldn’t work,” she says. “The Printing Charity isn’t a faceless organisation; it has a heart and it’s important that people know it’s there to help.”

If you or someone you know might need our help, contact us on support@theprintingcharity.org.uk or call our team on 01293 542820.