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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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When 31-year-old Gracie was 11, her life turned upside down after a near-fatal car accident left her with a severe brain injury.

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Faye was working as a Speech and Language Therapist when she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease.

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A group of young people from Leith came together to remember the soldiers who lost their lives in 1915.

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Nine unemployed young people from Bridgwater gave a sensory makeover to a rundown garden at the West Huntspill Day Centre.

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Thabo, 23, from Swansea, grew up hanging about the streets of Slough, with his hood pulled up.

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Lisa, 24, from Birmingham, suffers with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid on the brain that can cause brain damage.

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Homeless, with no money and nowhere to stay, Bradley, 20, from Norwich, Norfolk, spent most of his nights wandering the streets until the morning.

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Efaz M Ahmed, 26, from Leicester, got kicked out of school at 13 and left with no GCSE’s.

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Laura, 26, from Burnley, Lancashire, was 12 when she began suffering from emotional and sexual abuse.

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