Success Stories

January 21, 2022

The people that we work with inspire us every day.

We love to hear from our beneficiaries, it’s our favourite thing!

The personal stories of those who have been affected by financial, physical or emotional  issues and who have benefitted from our support can be motivating for us and inspirational for those who are suffering during these uncertain times.

As part of our Success Stories section, we interviewed our beneficiary, who prefers to remain anonymous.

Q. How did you hear about the PRS Members’ Fund?

A. I found details of the Members’ Fund by accident one day, on the PRS website. I was down on my luck and really needed some help, they sounded friendly enough, so I contacted them.

The Fund have always been considerate and caring towards any of my needs and have always been very helpful in a variety of different ways.

Q. When did you first approach the Fund?

A. I first approached the Fund back in 2006 when I became unwell, I had been Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression and a severe Back Pain Condition.

Following the advice of 3 Doctors, Chiropractor & Clinical Psychologist I had to give up my Caretaker Job at the local ‘Music Centre’ along with my own ‘Garden Sundry Business’.

Q. How has the Fund helped you and in what way did it change/improve your life?

A. The Members’ Fund have been there for me when nobody else was, they have helped in a great many of ways, from funding reading glasses to paying for household goods when I recently moved home. The trustees have also awarded me Tesco ‘food-cards’ in the past, to keep me going while I was struggling to survive, waiting for a review of my benefits.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know what I would have done during those times without all of the Fund’s generous help!

Q. How are things different now?

A. At present I’m in receipt of my due benefits but it’s very reassuring to know that the PRS Members’ Fund is there should I require any of their help in the future.


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