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NEW MEMBER!

Artur

CAREER GOAL: ELECTRICIAN
Caseworker:
Chloe

Progress

49%
£2,337
raised
£4,714
target
207
supporters
Fund Artur to become an electrician

Story
News 3

To those reading my story, thank you. You’re joining a very special group of people who have been incredibly kind, generous and not stopped believing in me.

When I was 16, my life was in a really bad place. I was forced into an impossible situation and did a very stupid thing. I was sentenced to 1 year in a young offenders’ detention centre. As weird as it might sound, that was one of the best life lessons I’ve ever received. After 6 months, I was fortunate enough to be only the second young person to be able to leave this centre on a daily basis, unescorted, to attend a regular school and finish my GCSEs.

It was one of my cousins who encouraged me to try electrics. At first I hated it. But I stuck at it is because I’m not a quitter and I completed my Level 2 & 3 Diplomas. Now I love it. I love fiddling with the wires and seeing something work as it should after connecting the right thing together. Becoming a gold card electrician (the final step in gaining employment as a fully-qualified electrician) is my dream.

Last month, I had another setback. My mum did not accept the fact that my girlfriend is pregnant and so she kicked me out. I’ve been sofa-surfing since. Despite all of my experiences, I’ve learnt that hard work does pay off. Just because one door closes, it doesn’t mean another door, with a better opportunity won’t pop open. Like Beam.

They’ve bought back hope that I can finally reach my dreams and I’ll be able to properly look after my daughter. As soon as I can, I want to support other young people who are going through bad things in their lives and work with them to change things for the better - just as so many others have helped me.

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    Artur's campaign began to fund

    Artur begins his 18th edition and Inspection & Testing courses

    Artur passes his 18th edition and Inspection & Testing courses

    Artur begins working as a semi-qualified electrician and starts his NVQ

    Artur completes his NVQ award

    Artur begins full-time work as a fully qualified electrician

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    Progress

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    £2,337
    raised
    £4,714
    target
    207
    supporters
    Fund Artur to become an electrician

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