"Living in a rural area with no direct gas supply, I had to rely on an oil fired Rayburn for heating, cooking and hot water. In November 2013, the current Rayburn "packed up" and was declared condemned. I had no idea how to cope with this situation, being in extremely poor health and with limited resources. The compassion and understanding I received from ACT literally saved my life. I had severe depression and to find myself in another impossible situation nearly pushed me over the edge. I am forever indebted to the Alchemy Charitable Trust for everything they did for me in providing funds to purchase a second-hand Rayburn to bring back the utilities I had been denied for a period of 14 months... I have made sure that the funds ACT gifted to me will be paid back to them so other people in similar positions can continue to benefit from their work"