Of course, we are very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. We only had our pensions and with two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of running them around to and from school, we really did start to struggle.
I knew all about the MCF and so got in touch to see if they could help. Thankfully, the MCF has been supporting us with grants for daily living expenses for a while now, which has made a huge difference to us.
The children have also been supported with funding for extra-curricular activities like karate and swimming, which we could never have afforded to send them to before. Being able to go and take part in these activities has really helped to take their minds off the difficulties they’ve had at home, and the everyday support has allowed us to stop worrying about the bills and enjoy being grandparents. The MCF has been absolutely wonderful.”