“Your help has been the light at the end of the tunnel, really.” Zoe’s story

Zoe found out about the Printing Charity by searching online after suggestions for other potential support routes from the job centre and food bank had come to nothing. At this point, she was struggling both personally and professionally. She had lost a close family member in devastating and unexpected circumstances, and her marriage had broken up as a result. This snowball effect impacted the business she was running as a director, and she also found herself in debt. Zoe describes her situation at the time as “a really big hole, which I felt I could not get out of.”

Help from both financial support and people at the charity who listen

Zoe explains: “I e-mailed into the charity, and then spoke to a member of the team, who was really helpful. It was an embarrassing situation to have to ask for help, but she made me feel comfortable and reassured me that it would be okay. The Printing Charity gave me not only financial support, but people who would listen to me and suggest things that could help me even more.”

When Zoe initially contacted the charity, she was feeling that she would not be able to carry on with her business and thought she would have to give it all up. However, now she has help, she feels as if there is a way forward once more.

“There are no words to describe how much your support has helped me,” Zoe says. “It has taken a huge stress off my shoulders, and given me light at the end of the tunnel, really. Although it’s still difficult, things are better than they were with the business.”

It’s worth getting in touch

Zoe encourages anyone struggling to make contact with the charity and start a conversation about how we may be able to help. “I was worried about contacting you, as so many things were going through my head about how people might react to me asking for help, but you were so understanding and kind, it’s worth getting in touch, as it can make a real difference.”

As Zoe says, it starts with a conversation. Whatever you are struggling with, the Printing Charity is here for you. Please get in touch and start that conversation about the ways we may be able to help you. Call 01293 542820 or e-mail support@theprintingcharity.org.uk

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