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Alex

TARGET CAREER: ELECTRICIAN
Caseworker:
Anna

Progress

51%
£1,171
raised
£2,265
target
71
supporters
Fund Alex to become an electrician

Story
News 1

I've been clean for 15 months and feel ready to move my life forward. When I was in active addiction my life was chaotic. I went from one disaster to another and had no belief in myself. Now I want to fulfil my potential and build a happy, stable, and productive life.

When I left school, I trained as an electrician, completed my apprenticeship and qualified in 1993. However, my drinking and drug use also started at this point. I began a journey of addiction that lasted 20 years. Eventually it was impossible to hold down a job long-term. I couldn't further my career or make the most of myself. I remember being completely and utterly demoralised.

Luckily when I reached out for help, I was taken in to Kairos Community Trust. This was a huge turning point for me. With their help I completed detox and received treatment.

Now I want to prove what I'm capable of. Getting my inspection and testing qualifications will let me find work in a less physical role. I'll be able to work into retirement despite the impact that addiction had on my body. I can't wait to be in a stable job and most importantly, feeling happy and content.

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  • Journey

    Sept 2018

    Alex is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's charity partners

    Nov 2018

    Alex's campaign begins to fund

    Jan 2019

    Alex completes his 18th edition training

    Feb 2019

    Alex completes his advanced inspection and testing courses

    March 2019

    Alex returns to work as an approved electrician

    Budget
    Qualification

    Advanced Inspection and Testing courses
    £1,290
    18th Edition Wiring Course
    £415
    Laptop for job search
    £250
    18th Edition Textbook
    £85
    Safety Boots
    £25
    Contingency*
    £200
    Total
    £2,265
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    51%
    £1,171
    raised
    £2,265
    target
    71
    supporters
    Fund Alex to become an electrician

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