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Around 10% of the county’s population is living in its most deprived areas including 28,100 children

During 2016/2017 HCF provided over 70 small grants across the county, distributing over £15,000 but they often received more requests for help than they are able to fulfill.

Alex Elmadhi from St. Albans said: “As a mum with five year old twins, I was facing relationship and financial difficulties, and struggling to make ends meet. When my fridge stopped working, I didn’t know how I would find the money to replace it. Fortunately my support worker referred me for a grant from HCF, which helped me buy a fridge. I was incredibly grateful for HCF’s help without which I don’t know what I would have done.”
Helen Gray, Director of the Foundation, said: “For many of us it is hard to imagine being in a situation where you simply cannot replace a basic household appliance such as a fridge, washing machine or oven. Yet for many low income families this is the reality. They suddenly find themselves unable to provide hot meals or clean clothes for their children. Please consider supporting our Love Herts Christmas appeal so we can help more families like Alex and her children.”

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