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Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
Hi I have suffered with mental health issues for a long time possibly because I didn't deal with lots of issues in my life namely sexual and emotional abuse by my parents. I had to give up a job of 21 years because I had a complete meltdown. In addition, I developed physical problems namely sacrilitus and degenerative lumbar spine. I am on so much medication but you know this year, in spite of my limitations, I feel as if I have turned a corner. I am helping to promote a GoFundme project for the purchase of my neighbourhood pub now up for sale.


  • Oxonlady
    Oxonlady Member Posts: 460 Pioneering
    Wini1960, Well done for taking the initiative to do something that could potentially improve your life. 
    I wish you all the best with your fundraising. I hope you are successful. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member Posts: 7,468 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to be negaitive but pubs are a really bad investment at the moment and probably will be for the forseeable future.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 6,105 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck @Wini1960 ?

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • JaneCambs
    JaneCambs Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    Wow @Wini1960 what a courageous move to grab a dream and make it a reality. Sounds like you have come along way too. So happy for you :) I do hope it all turns out and you make many fond memories 
  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    Oxonlady Thank you for your kind words. I am a Christian and I have faith to believe nothing is impossible for God.
  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    JaneCambs Thank you for your encouraging words it means a lot to me going forward.
  • Wini1960
    Wini1960 Member Posts: 130 Pioneering
    woodbine Thank you for your response and its not a negative comment as you are entitled to your opinion. May I ask what are you doing in your life. Does it have purpose I would love to know. My team and I are looking to change the pub into a Cafe for all people especially the forgotten ie homeless, people like myself who have suffered with mental health issues, the LGBT community that are often abused because of their gender. So thank you but I trust a God who is big enough, wise enough and he will supply everything we need for this project to be a success. Have a blessed week?
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member Posts: 7,468 Disability Gamechanger
    My comments were based on the fact that you stated you were trying to fund buying a pub and not the actual plans you now tell us about, which seems a great idea!
    And thanks for asking my life does have a purpose but it doesn't involve any religion.
    Good luck with what you are hoping to do.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,832 Disability Gamechanger
    @Wini1960 That sounds like a very worthwhile and full fulling project. I hope it works out for you and that you get the funding you need for the purchase and set up.

    Maybe do some local advertising and approach other businesses for support 

    Good luck and keep us updated


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