Late last year the family of a close friend of mine were involved in a road accident.
Luckily they all survived with minor injuries. The vehicle however was a write-off.
Being a blended family with 7 children, the money for a new vehicle just wasn't readily available. The insurance company were dragging their heels as there was a dispute to who was actually driving the other vehicle which caused the accident.
This lovely couple work several jobs each to provide for their children and to see them go through such hardship was heartbreaking. We weren't the only friends who felt that way.
That's when my daughter and I came up with the idea to put a 'Go Fund Me" page out there. Thankfully the couple agreed, through tears of gratitude and the page was launched.
Here is what I learnt.