Taunted by everyone around her, 15-year-old Mavis Jackson is devastated when her father Ron, leaves home to beat his gambling addiction. Forced to walk the streets in search of junk to sell, the future seems bleak. Until an unexpected fairy godmother arrives in the form of Edith Pugh. Struck down with a debilitating illness, she needs help around the home. In Mavis, she sees the perfect solution. Meanwhile, Ron has disappeared. Best mate Pete doesn't know where he is and has to break the terrible news. But does he have another reason for his sudden interest? Back at Edith's, Mavis revels in her new job. But when she discovers Edith's true motives, she faces a monumental decision.