Huddersfield call for aid answered as man, 63, in tears after divorce means he can't afford to eat

Emotional Kirklees man, 63, left unable to afford food after divorce
-Credit: (Image: Tanisha Bramwell)


A Kirklees man has been forced to reach out for help after finding himself unable to afford to eat after his marriage broke down, and mounting debts and divorce costs, meant he couldn't afford food.

The cost of living crisis continues to affect each and every one of us and sadly, sometimes, a change in circumstances can stretch people beyond their limits.

One man, 63, from Heckmondwike, found himself in the devastating situation of not being able to afford his food shopping after his recent divorce saw his bills double. Despite his best efforts, the man has struggled to make ends meet on just one income.

And last night the situation reached new extremes when he completely ran out of food. Unaware of where to turn he reached out to local community hero Tanisha Bramwell following a recommendation from a friend - and Huddersfield answered his call for aid.

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Starving and struggling, the man, who hadn’t eaten since 1pm yesterday, reluctantly contacted Tanisha this morning. Thankfully her team were able to help him out by providing two weeks worth of free food.

Tanisha told Yorkshire Live: "This morning, a 63-year-old gentleman from Heckmondwike approached us for assistance. He revealed that he had not eaten since 1 pm the previous day as he had depleted his food supplies.

"Following a recent marital breakdown and mounting debts, he found himself grappling with financial hardship. Despite his lack of experience in seeking such support, he contacted us upon receiving our details from a friend. We promptly delivered two weeks' worth of food to him.

"This incident underscores the persistent and widespread nature of the crisis, with local residents facing daily challenges, many for the first time in their lives. It is imperative that we continue to advocate for enhanced support and services to address these pressing needs."

Each and every day Tanisha and her team are tending to more and more West Yorkshire residents who are living in serious financial difficulty as she continues to fight for better.

Tanisha continued: "On arrival, he had a smile on his face and was thankful, alongside slightly teary, at the support of his community. As a whole, these are heartbreaking situations, but, meaningful engagements are always at the forefront of our deliveries and work."

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