Meet Christian Lewis
When veteran Christian Lewis fell on hard times both he and his young daughter found themselves homeless. SSAFA found them a home.
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Christian and his teenage daughter were homeless when Christian made contact with SSAFA. His caseworker immediately found them a place to live and helped kit them out with furniture.
Christian says, " I was just pretty lost, I didn’t know where to turn. There are so many little life skills that you don’t learn in the Army, you know, for example, dealing with bills, letters, debt, its hard to do and SSAFA help you all the way through that.
If it hadn’t have been for SSAFA I would have been in big trouble. I don’t know where we would be, whether or not social services would have taken her away, not because of my parenting, but the situation we were in. It wasn’t a good one."
In August 2017, Christian embarked on an epic mission to walk the length of the British coastline to raise money for SSAFA. To date (as of September 2018), he has been walking for more than 12 months and raised an incredible £44,000 and counting. You can follow his progress and donate here.