“The money makes a huge difference. We don’t know how we’d manage otherwise.”

 

Our support helps beneficiary Gerald and his wife with everyday essentials.

Gerald studied graphic arts, illustration, and silk screen printing at Eastbourne College of Arts. Deciding to specialise in silk screen printing, his first job after graduating was as a sign writer before going on to become the manager of a printing company where he managed 30 staff dealing with print from concept to product.

Being a manager was a responsible job but one he loved, especially the aspect of training new staff. His wife is one of the people he trained to be a printer.

Gerald had financial problems when he had to stop working due to his health. An adviser at Citizens Advice knew about The Printing Charity and started the ball rolling with Gerald’s application to the charity, which has been helping him with regular financial assistance now for over 20 years.

“The charity’s staff are fantastic to deal with.”

“The money makes a huge difference,” he says. “We don’t know how we’d manage otherwise. We’re both unwell and have to keep our home warm in the winter so the Christmas payment is always a lovely surprise and helps to pay for our heating at that time of the year.

“The charity’s staff are fantastic to deal with and if they help people the way they’ve helped us, it can only be a good thing.”

 

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