Lives changed

Catrina's Film

Who better to talk about the work of Charity Link than those who have benefitted from our support or who have volunteered their time to help the charity?

We endeavour to produce regular films to show the need for and impact of our work and we are immensely grateful to those who take part.

Jatin’s Story:

Catrina’s Story:

Stephanie & Keith’s Story:

Food Poverty: Our Story

If you have received support from Charity Link in the past and may be willing to take part in a future film, please contact Rachel Markham by calling 0116 222 2218 or by emailing

David and his daughters just wanted to start again

David did everything he could to gain custody of his three daughters when his marriage broke down. The girls were being neglected by their mother and were at risk of being placed into care. But they could not live with David until he had arranged suitable accommodation as at that time he was living in a bedsit. He gained suitable council property but it was unfurnished and the family could not be reunited until the home was properly furnished. The family were in a desperate state.

David had recently lost his job and he simply could not afford to furnish their new home on his weekly Job Seekers Allowance of £65.45. A Community Care Grant helped meet only some of their needs.

We helped immediately and provided the family with four beds, a cooker, clothes for the girls and £100 worth of High Street Gift Vouchers to buy the household goods that they desperately needed.

These items meant that the girls could be together with their father, safe in their new home.