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Anyone watching benefit street?

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GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Mon 01-Jun-15 21:49:03

So moving sad

LavenderRain Mon 01-Jun-15 21:50:58

Yea im sat here in tears. What a fantastic lady Julie is

murasaki Mon 01-Jun-15 21:51:17

I just had to have a stern word with myself for weeping a little.

Poor Julie.

Owllady Mon 01-Jun-15 21:52:09

Yes, poor Julie sad

CrockedPot Mon 01-Jun-15 21:52:15

In tears here too. Didn't know that was going to happen, so very sad.

GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Mon 01-Jun-15 21:52:22

And what a wonderful sense of community. I was crying already over the reindeers.

chosenone Mon 01-Jun-15 21:54:20

Im glad they're actually changing their slant /agends on this programme. Julie is a fantastic mum and the sense of community and genoristy was very humbling. So so sad though.

GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Mon 01-Jun-15 21:56:32

I thought the same chose

LWR3008 Mon 01-Jun-15 21:56:37

Both me and Dp shed a tear, Julie is amazing thanks

GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Mon 01-Jun-15 21:58:23

Aw and poor Cameron as well. Such a sweetheart - when he was reading that card...

Lucy61 Mon 01-Jun-15 21:58:37

Julie is ace. That's love. hmm

GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Mon 01-Jun-15 21:59:36

Fucking bedroom tax. David Cameron should hang his head in shame

LavenderRain Mon 01-Jun-15 21:59:40

Bloody bedroom tax

chosenone Mon 01-Jun-15 22:08:02

Hope she doesn't lose their home sad

leccybill Mon 01-Jun-15 23:06:08

Hope Cameron is shown that episode. These are the communities he is tearing apart; these are the kind, generous, selfless mothers he is punishing.

Oopsadaisydoddle Mon 01-Jun-15 23:31:15

If anyone wanted to donate...this is the page set up by Julie in memory of Reagan. I have donated.

Was in absolute bits, bless them all.

CadieAgain Mon 01-Jun-15 23:56:34

If anyone would like to help by donating or even just sharing via Facebook or Twitter, here is a link to the GoFundMe page in memory of Reagan.


CadieAgain Mon 01-Jun-15 23:57:44

Oops, Oops I meant to put that on the thread in Chat!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 02-Jun-15 00:04:37

I've just been watching this too. The sense of community is just fabulous. I too was already welling up at the reindeers, let alone Reagan's funeral.

The point of this series (I think) is that these people are some of the poorest in the country. Yet they still managed to pull together to do something wonderful for one very poorly lad - I have to wonder how many 'richer' (in a purely monetary sense) neighbourhoods would have been so selfless.

Owllady Tue 02-Jun-15 07:50:14

I thought the boy was fantastic for cooking that pie too!

Starlightbright1 Tue 02-Jun-15 07:57:33

I haven't watched this one on the basis I was sick of watching benefit bashing programs...Seems they have changed it from what is been wrote on this thread..Thank goodness

WellTidy Tue 02-Jun-15 09:30:40

Oops Thanks for the link. I've watched the whole series 2 9didn't watch series 1) and I've been in awe of Julie and was in bits last night. She deserves all the support of her community and the rest of the country. What a woman. I don't know what Go Fund Me is. Is it allowing people to make donations direct to Julie so that she can spend it on what she chooses, or is it raising money for a more specific purpose?

WhatWouldBlairWaldorfDo Tue 02-Jun-15 12:08:32

Ive just watched this and bawled my eyes out.... I was happy crying when they organised the reindeers, full on sobbing at the funeral. I knew he had died but didnt know it was going to be on the show.

Cant begin to imagine what julie went through, such a nice woman who was doing the best she could.

Got to say i do like the way the estate has been portrayed in this series. More realistic (from my experience anyway). I live near two estates and most people are decent, just hard up. Yes you get the odd wrong un but nowhere near as many as the media would have you believe.

Owllady Tue 02-Jun-15 13:57:03

Welltidy, it says on the link

This charity Reagan Jack's Rainbows is to raise money for any child and their parents who are facing an uncertain future. The reason to partake in the second series of Benefits Street is to highlight the problems of getting help in complex situations and that the care system should be changed and loved ones should be given all the help needed to remain in their own homes because ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE ★♥*

WellTidy Tue 02-Jun-15 14:02:47

Thank you Owl - that part fo the website weasn't showing when I clicked on the link. Many thanks.

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