Fatima* and her two children have been coming to the Tea Time club at Pear Tree Junior almost since it started three years ago. She is a very gentle, giving and open woman but it has taken some time for volunteer, Elsa Pawson, to get to know her and build a relationship of trust. Over time she has shared more about her situation at home and the difficulties she has suffered. With Tim & Elsa’s support, she moved to a refuge, first in Matlock and then out of the area. “It brought tears to her eyes when they visited her there, so touched that we cared enough to travel the distance”. They have continued to support her and she is settling well into a new home.
* name changed