Who we've helped
Testimonials from recipients of our awarded grants showing first hand the difference that we make.
“Thank you so much CSSBI for your help. I cannot stress enough how you have changed my life situation when I was about to give up. I am truly blessed to do the teaching job I do and you have helped me fulfil my dreams.”
“The supermarket vouchers have been a great help with surviving day to day as I try to reshape my life following the loss of my job because of illness.”
“I am writing to thank you for the assistance you gave me recently. Your understanding of my circumstances and your decisive action went a long, long way to alleviate the burden occasioned by my wife’s illness. Your intervention was so crucial. I am glad to say that my wife is making encouraging progress in her recovery, so much so I have been able to return to full time teaching”.
“I cannot express how stunned, thrilled and completely bowled over we all are. Our home life has completely been turned upside down since the beginning of the year and we have faced challenges that we couldn’t possibly have foreseen. Very rarely kindness like yours comes along in a life-changing kind of way. A run-around car is a lifeline for us to use for work and but also days out together making memories and finding our smile again inside”.
“I cannot thank you enough for the grant awarded to me- you bought me food when I had nothing in the fridge, you paid for my car tax so I could go to hospital and you paid for petrol to go to job interviews. You have given me some dignity, hope and a new future when I was losing confidence and faith in myself and my abilities”
“I cannot thank you enough for the grant awarded to me- you bought me food when I had nothing in the fridge, you paid for my car tax so I could go to hospital and you paid for petrol to go to job interviews. You have given me some dignity, hope and a new future when I was losing confidence and faith in myself and my abilities”.
“Our thanks seem so insufficient for something that has had such a massive impact on our lives. It is hard for me to say how my illness has affected me over the last few years. I don’t think I had realised how down I had started to feel. How different the last few days have been. I think my wife summed it up perfectly this morning when she said to me, ‘You have smiled so much since the scooter arrived it’s like having the real you back again’ so thank you with all our hearts”.
“I will be able to get the work done on my house before the winter sets in and will be able to keep warm and dry. I cannot tell you the weight that has been lifted by your generosity.”
“Thank you for your kind and sensitive manner in dealing with things so quickly. I would not have been able to move into my new accommodation without your help. I hope to build from this and move forward to a position of security and stability.”
“We have been so grateful for all the support that the CSSBI has given us – it’s been such a blessing and has kept us afloat financially which in turn has helped us with dealing with the stresses and readjustments we’ve needed to make over the recent months.”