Harry and Oscar’s story

A home away from home

Briony is a grandmother caring for her two grandchildren Harry and Oscar ages 14 and 13. 

She took the boys in after a series of disturbing events involving their mother, who suffers with bi-polar disorder and wasn’t able to look after them.

Both young boys have suffered neglect and have been put at risk due to their mother’s chaotic behaviour. Now in her seventies, Briony was fearful of her abilities to care properly for the boys and knew that as they grow their needs will also.

After seeking advice, Briony found a local boarding school that understood the boys would need additional pastoral care in order to help them begin to heal and grow after such a difficult start in life. 

Buttle UK was able to help Harry and Oscar by funding part of their boarding school fees, to allow them to learn and grow in a nourishing environment and staying with their grandmother on the weekends. Both boys are reportedly doing well and thriving in an environment where they can meet other children and enjoy growing up.



Now living away from the disruptive influence their mother’s hectic lifestyle, both boys are doing well in a more stable environment.