A GRIEVING teenager whose mother died over Christmas has made a desperate appeal to find work so he can stay in their family home.
Kyle Laird, 17, says he faces homelessness after his mum Tracy died of a blood clot on the lung on December 28, aged just 48.
The only child from Glasgow, Scotland, had finished his role as a seasonal worker just days before her death.
Kyle says he now faces an uncertain future as he faces the responsibility of finding £445-a-month rent while grieving for his mum.
The teenager also added he is unable to claim any benefits until his 18th birthday.
He told the Daily Record: "My mum and I were very close and spent a lot of time together; she was my best pal.
"I could tell her anything and she was a very trusting and understanding person. She was wonderful and waking up in the morning and knowing she's not around any more is really hard.
"This is where I grew up and I don't want to have to leave. Circumstances might mean I have to, but I've got a lot of precious memories here."
His uncle Pete has now launched a JustGiving page to help Kyle cope with his immediate financial woes and stay in his home until he finds the job.
The page states: "Kyle was working up until Christmas but the company paid him off and said that they would have him back at anytime once work and orders picked up again.
"He is not a lazy teenager, he wants to work but we need to give him a leg up I think.
"I am asking you to donate so that we can do that as it will alleviate his immediate financial worries. He is not entitled to claim any benefits in the UK as he is under 18 years of age."
The page has so far raised more than £7,000. If you want to donate, click here.
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