Roy and Kate’s Story

When Roy and Kate’s daughter became too ill to look after her children, Adam (then eight) and Amymae (then five), they became one of five million grandparents in the UK who have taken on the role of parent.

“When Adam and Amymae came to stay, we didn’t anticipate the extra cost of having two more mouths to feed, taking them on the school run, and the extra electricity we would need to pay for. We got to the point where we really did start to struggle.

“We decided to turn to the MCF – something I knew about from my years an Almoner. After someone from the Advice & Support Team came to visit, we received a grant to enable the children to carry on with their extracurricular activities. This meant they could meet children of their own age, and it’s really brought them out of their shells.”

“The children have really benefitted from the support of the MCF, and we as a family are so, so grateful.”

Find out more about the support the MCF can provide here.