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Braintree: Braintree's biggest family?
5:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Is this Braintree's biggest family?
With eight children and the school holidays now in full swing it is not surprising that one home in Braintree has become “a bit of a mad house”.
Sarah Lloyd-Clarke, 43, of Cressing Road, is mum to one of the biggest families in Braintree, Brandon, 3, Katie, 4, Jess, 5, Lewis, 9, Hollie,11, Tamsin, 14, Amy, 17 and Lauren, 19 and with seven of the eight children still living at home, it is not surprising that everything can get “a little bit hectic.”
Mrs Lloyd-Clarke said: ”Everyone always says “How do you cope with them all?” and it’s hectic but we manage."
Mrs Lloyd-Clarke, who had her eldest five children with her first husband, is now married to Doug Lloyd-Clarke, 42, the father of her youngest three, but who has “taken on the older children as if they were his own.”
Although the family receive child tax and working tax credits, Mr and Mrs Lloyd-Clarkesupport the family themselves, with Mrs Lloyd-Clarke’s evening and weekend job as a carer.
Mrs Lloyd-Clarke said: “I never imagined I would have that many children.
"We do get stressed but it’s worth it and I love them all. But that’s it now, our family is complete.”
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