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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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Self-confidence was a feeling which none of Ilkeston Team 175 had ever experienced before they embarked on their journey with us.

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Baseer Khan-Omarkhil, from Leicester, crossed many continents on his own - arriving in England, very frightened and angry.

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Before the age of 14, Alfie tragically lost both his mum and his dad. Along with his sisters, he was taken into care.

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A troubled childhood led to Alisha, 24, from Tremorfa, Cardiff, having behavioral issues both in and out of school.

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Nicola, 26, from Ruislip in Middlesex, was bullied at school and had a difficult upbringing with her parents at home.

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Ryan 23, from Dunmurry, drank, took drugs and had his home raided by the police.

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Katie, 29, from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, experienced a traumatic childhood which led to her being taken into care and eventually adopted.

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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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