How Merry Mission transformed Christmas

Thanks to supporters of our Merry Mission Christmas Appeal 2021, families like Shaneen and her daughter Phoebe enjoyed food on the table and presents under their tree.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever come to that stage where you can’t put food on the table, how devastating that is as a parent;” says Shaneen.

After her husband passed away in 2008 Shaneen was the sole carer for her daughter Phoebe, a talented para equestrian, who has many complex needs, including spastic quadriplegia, a severe form of cerebral palsy.

“Doug left us no money at all and then we lost our house because I couldn’t afford to keep it anymore” says Shaneen.

For over ten years Shaneen and her daughter Phoebe have gone without Christmas presents, but this year was different thanks to Merry Mission.

Shaneen says that receiving the Merry Mission gifts transformed Christmas.

”It was just nice to sit down and actually know that there was going to be food,” she says.

Your generosity makes a big difference

The following statements are from anonymous recipients of Merry Mission support

"Thank you so much. Your services has always been excellent and so helpful. Every member of your team has helped me so much. This is an amazing gesture. I cannot thank you enough."

"Thank you dear sweet Windermere family. I was just feeling really down and this appears. Thank you and thank you for caring."

"Thank you so much. This will really make a difference for the kids."