A HUNGARIAN mother-of-two who lost her job during the Covid-19 pandemic has spoken out to thank a children’s charity which helped her get back on her feet.
Viktoria Ulviczki-Szep, who is 38, decided to pack her bags and leave Hungary after losing her job as a chef during the Covid-19 pandemic, in the hope of giving her family a better quality of life in Newcastle.
Now living in Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle, Viktoria had only £400 in her bank and was forced to spend her money on a hostel for four-year-old daughter Szonja, 11-year-old son Benjamin and her husband David.
She looked back on her experience, saying: ‘’It was horrible. When we moved here, we didn’t have anything’’.
Struggling to afford food, she stumbled on a poster for The Children’s Foundation via social media, a charity that cares for the wellbeing of children across the North East.
After speaking with project manager Samantha Curtis – who made a deal with a local café to let the Foundation pay for the family’s meals – the charity donated toys for Viktoria’s kids, leaving the family thanking the Foundation during a gruelling time.
The Children’s Foundation offers aid to struggling families during Covid-19 pandemic by granting activity packs including food, craft activities and board games.