We lived there for six years, and we planted three trees in our garden, in memory of our parents and Amalka, and to remember how much the Architect Benevolent Society have helped us since 2008.
Now, we live together in a new house. We still have furniture and pictures, from when our parents were around, so we can still have them with us. Now I can fit into my mum’s jeans, and love her high heels!
The Architect Benevolent Society sends us a card each Christmas asking us how we are.
We thank the Architect Benevolent Society immensely, and hope they can carry on helping other families in the same way they have helped us.
How we helped Bela’s family rebuild
When Bela and Olen left hospital and their Grandmother came to live with them, we gave a significant financial gift to the family which immediately helped with living essentials (including school uniforms and meals). We also helped with the cost of the house repairs and some essential re-decoration.
We have been able to give them ongoing support too, with a monthly grant which helped to ensure that their Grandmother was able to support the family without having to worry about their financial situation.