Mum helped by Facebook gifts

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An unemployed single mum was left staggered by the response to a call for help when her car packed up.

Julie Scrase, who is originally from Lancaster, swallowed her pride to ask Facebook friends for a whip round. In less than two days, more than £500 had been donated from just 17 people who do not want the money back.

Julie, 38, who now lives in Chorley, has pledged to pay it all back to the Living Waters Church Storehouse Food Bank.

Julie, who has a disabled daughter, explained: “My car died early December and as a single mum-of-three, I rely heavily on my wheels.

“Two of my children are at school six miles away and I’ve no friends or family in the area to help.

“I hired a car at £140 a week until I was unable to do it any more. A good friend wrote a status for me asking if Facebook friends could donate £2 each. I was overwhelmed that in less than 48 hours, £504.78 had been gifted to me. I was very humbled and it was much appreciated.”

Julie has now replaced her Renault Megane estate with a Peugeot 206.