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Help make our home dry and healthy

Cause page created in the Issues category by Andrea Kewish

$1,050 donated
Given by 25 generous donors in 15 days

Every time it rains our house pours. Please help us have a dry home and to keep our three children healthy while we continue to fight EQC.

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We purchased our first home in 2019 and we were so excited after all we had worked so hard to get to this point!

Then it snowed and rained. And the start of our problems occurred.

It turns out that we bought a home that, from what builders have said, has EQC damage that hasn't been repaired and now has the prolonged effect of being like this for years that it is no longer watertight.

Every time it rains our house is raining on the inside. Our 7 month olds window pours, we have windows rotting, a ceiling that's sagging in multiple places, rot, walls that need to be replaced from moisture. The roof and ceiling needs to be replaced.

We are at a point where we don't know what to do. It would be at least 5 more years for us to be financially able to add this to our mortgage and I can't put my family through this house for one more winter. We have already been in hospital once with our 7 month old due to sickness that we feel our home isn't helping. I don't want to keep putting my childrens health at risk during another winter of having a wet home.

We're hoping to raise some funds to at least pay for some reports we need to help our case against EQC or if by miracle we raise enough to have a new roof put on our family home.

We've been going back and forth against EQC as firstly they accepted responsibility for most of the issues with the property but now they've decided to be really difficult and we've had to lawyer up against them. We're not sure if they will ever accept our claim but if they do all funds raised from this we will donate back to our local community trust center as they have helped so many families, ours included over this hard time.

I try my hardest to give back to the community when I can with my business and take a part of fundraising, donate my services and advertise for what I can to help others but Its been hard accepting that we need to ask for help. I'm hopeful this will help our family at a time when we are so in need.

Thank you.

Use of funds

Either in building reports to support our case, towards repairs and replacements. And if EQC eventually come to the part then we will donate what's raised to us to our local community trust.

Latest update

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We made The Press!   15 January 2021

Posted by: Andrea Kewish

A lovely reporter from The Press / Stuff contacted us and ran a piece on what we ate going through. You may have seen it on the front page. Here is also a link to the stuff article as well.

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Katey 1 day ago
Sorry to hear about your troubles! All the best!
Lorna 5 days ago
Good luck guys!
Kathryn Taylor
Kathryn Taylor 5 days ago
Good Luck, and I’m sorry to see that this has taken the shine off the excitement you experienced when you finally got your very first own home.
Donald 6 days ago
Anne 7 days ago

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