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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 870,000 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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Grace Prestige

Young person

A rebellious streak in her teenage years saw Grace getting involved with the wrong crowd, dropping out of school and leaving home at the age of 15.

Ryan Gerrard

Young person

Ryan, 23, Northern Ireland lost his confidence and social skills as a result of bullying, intimidation and harassment at school.

Stacey Fox

Young person

Before she joined the Make Your Mark programme, Stacey, from Wales felt like nobody would give her a chance and felt worthless.

Celebrate Success award winner Laine Esperanzate next to a brick wall

Young person

Laine became increasingly isolated from other people. She turned to our Team programme to seek purpose in her life.

Celebrate Success finalists, Skelmersdale Team 42

Young people

Despite experiencing diverse challenges of their own, Team 42 wanted to play their part in helping some of their community’s most isolated people.

Tiffany Ridd, Celebrate Success Awards finalist 2016

Young person

Tiffany Ridd’s world fell apart again when an abuser from her past returned, she had a complete breakdown and tried to take her own life.

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.

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