Ray Burton Christmas Home Appeal

 via darrenlaverty.blogspot.co.uk

As an ex Bryn Estyn resident myself. I as deeply saddened to read about another ex-resident- Ray Burton’s situation. It got me thinking. Discussions with others have led to this plea. Lets get Ray housed for Christmas. He won’t get any cash from this campaign just a bed, warmth, food and hopefully some company. He’ll also discover there’s people out there who actually care enough to donate a couple of pounds. This should raise his confidence. Ray is one of thousands of homeless. We can’t help them all. But we can get this man out of his cave for Christmas. Ideally I’d like to put a few in his place but that’s another story. Go on then, just click and donate. Imagine his face when he finds out because he doesn’t know yet.RayChristmashomeRay Burton grew up in the South Wales Valleys and things started going very wrong in his life when he was put into care at the age of 13. Ray (52) will spend Christmas in a cave – because he has nowhere else to live. He spent a period of time at the now notorious BRYN ESTYN  children’s care home in Wrexham, where he says he was abused. “I had a very rough childhood but before I was put in care, I got into nature and even had a pet fox,”

Ray Burton moved into his makeshift home on Llandudno’s Great Orme
limestone headland because he has nowhere else to live.
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6 responses to “Ray Burton Christmas Home Appeal

  1. Jeremy Stocks

    When I had to leave Llanfairfechan to come live in Germany 10 years ago I dumped loads of stuff off in the Scope and Spastics Society shops down Mostyn Avenue (yes heart rending). Get stuff there also!

  2. Jeremy Stocks

    Darren is Ball and Boyd still in Llandudno? Would go there if it is.

  3. Cheers for this. Its being decided to offer Ray the funding to furnish his flat. We all know the difficulties with obtaining state funding for living equipment so hopefully Ray will be able to settle in his new home. It’ll all be second hand so no worries of it being sold on or exchanged. It should enable us to buy lots more than we would if the goods were new. Thanks to your readers for sharing and donating.

  4. Gary

    Tried to donate a few quid, keeps telling me my card details are incorrect? Will try later……

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