I receive £150.46 fortnightly from the DWP (£300.92 a month):
From this I have pay £278.27 shortfall on my mortgage (the mortgage payments from DWP are now a loan).
When I was employed I paid £18k pa in tax. I am now a “mortgage prisoner” meaning I can’t swap to a lower mortgage. My current rate is 4.9%. I therefore have £22.65 a month for everything else – food, heating, internet, water etc. I only survive on donations. So far I have achieved £30,000,000 redress for 25,200 people, but there is still a lot to do, the total should be about £200m. I won’t receive any of it.
I have begun a new crowdfunding initiative to support my work. In the past I have had difficulties if donations are made for my mortgage but I can’t pay an urgent bill, such as my heating bill. Donations should be used for the purpose given. So I am now appealing generally.
All donors will receive their ethical credentials in the form of a personalised card together with a badge. The badge is designed by Richard Depesando, the designer of the original French Connection’s FCUK logo. Richard kindly donated his services. The badge will guarantee entry to all the best banks and restaurants.
If you would like the badge, please include your name and address with the donation. If you don’t want one, please say so. Any previous donors or regular donors who would like a badge, please let me know.
And once again, huge thanks to everyone who has supported me.