Andy was in hospital for two months, during which time his wife was travelling 130 miles a day to visit him, putting her and their two daughters under severe emotional and financial stress.
Andy, a sole trading architect, was unable to work. This placed his family in considerable financial difficulty, with mounting bills and little income to pay them.
The Architects Benevolent Society was able to step in and provide immediate financial support for Andy and his family, giving a monthly grant, and covering the significant petrol costs of travelling to the hospital. At the Society, we always aim to have funds we can use to respond quickly to those in desperate need of help. Accessing insurance money and benefits can take time and so this immediate response was greatly appreciated by Andy and his family.