A DOMESTIC abuse survivor is escaping her ‘nightmare ‘ after finally securing a new space for her life-changing charity.

Leanne Kennedy, 29, has been desperately trying to keep the doors of her Free for Fuel organisation open despite an on-going war with her landlord.

It comes after we told you how at the start of the month she was given just seven days to hand her keys in - even though her rent was covered until February.

The mum felt like she is being punished for speaking out about the ‘state of the building’ which is ‘riddled with potholes and doesn’t have working toilets’.

But now she is moving into a new unit in Auchinleck so she can keep her charity that gives people in crisis free or cheap furniture to help them rebuild their lives.

Leanne’s experience of escaping a toxic relationship with nothing to her name triggered the inspiring idea to set up the organisation.

But after moving into Thistle Park in Cumnock she said she was ‘threatened’ and bombard with ‘sneaky charges’ which meant her dream of helping others was on the brink of collapsing.

Leanne said: “We have finally sourced new premises and will sign the lease to this next Friday once the landlord has it ready.

“The landlord of the High House Estate, Barony Road in Auchinleck has stepped in and freed up a unit to save the charity.

“It isn’t as big as the one at Cumnock but is certainly more affordable and meets safety regulation with working toilets and is clean and fresh.

“We have spoken with the landlord of Thistle Business Park as I said it wasn’t manageable to be out within a week and being realistic would be the end of October to mid November.

“We have arranged an open day at the unit at the High House to let the public see the behind the scenes work, to thank them all personally for their support over the past few months while we’ve been under pressure by the landlord and to let people know where we now are.

“Ww will have face painting, Minnie and Mickey mascots, games for children, a raffle etc. while the depute provost is opening the premises officially.”