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Success stories

Every day, our inspirational young people take the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We’re proud of the 825,000 young people whose lives we’ve touched over the past four decades. 

Why not take a few moments to read, share and celebrate with our real-life success stories? None of our work would be possible without our fantastic network of partners and supporters. Discover their key role in our success. 

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Alex Smillie

Young person

Get into Logistics supported Alex with his disability; providing him with the opportunity to gain confidence, independence and decision making skills.

Chantelle Gautier

Young person

In 2010, Chantelle was the victim of a horrific crime when she was raped by a man posing as a taxi driver.

Craig Walker

Young person

Craig, 25, from Coleraine, Londonderry was eight when he saw his mother die. The effect it had on him devastated his life.

Faisal Ahmed

Young person

Faisal arrived in Scotland at the age of seven from Bangladesh. Faisal could speak no English, leading to years of bullying and racism.

Sarah Klauber

Young person

Sarah Klauber experienced a turbulent childhood after her parents separated and her mum passed away when she was 11 years old.

Celebrate Success award finalist, Shikesh Sorathia

Young person

Abuse, bullying and eating difficulties led Shikesh Sorathia feeling close to suicide. Team gave him a first taste of inspiring others.

Mad Marc

Young person

Trust-supported entrepreneur, Marc Wileman, wanted to make science fun for children. Learn about how he set up Sublime Science.


Young person

Khiry, 23 from Haringey, had to deal with the death of his mum at the age of 10, which affected his behaviour at school and led to depression.

Nathan Thomas (right) receiving his award from comedian, Patrick Monahan (left)

Young person

With the support from Talent Match, Nathan's confidence has improved and he's secured an apprenticeship he really enjoys.

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