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Davina

TARGET CAREER: ACCOUNTANT
Caseworker:
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Story
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Like many young people, I went to university hoping for the best but after something awful happened I had to leave my course and return home. I couldn’t afford a deposit and no one was able to house me, so I spent the next 6 years sleeping on different sofas and going back and forth to collect belongings. My outlook became increasingly bleak. I began to struggle with depression and anaemia, the latter of which led to brief hospitalisation.

Things changed when one day I sat down to really think about what to do next. After completing some online research, I settled on becoming an accountant; I’d always been great at working with numbers and enjoy logical puzzle solving.

With a clear plan in mind, I knew I needed a room and after some work found a young person’s hostel I could self-refer into. The result? I’m now living in the hostel and nearly at the end of my level 2 accounting qualification. The course has gone so well and the teacher tells me I’m the top student in the class. Now I need your help to get my level 3 and turn my training into full-time work and an income!

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  • Journey

    Feb 2018

    Davina is referred by YMCA, one of Beam's partners

    Mar 2018

    Davina's campaign begins to fund

    Apr 2018

    Davina's campaign fully funds

    June 2018

    Davina completes her Level 2 AAT

    Sept 2018

    Davina starts her AAT Level 3

    June 2019

    Davina completes her Level 3 AAT

    July 2019

    Davina starts work full-time as an accountant

    Budget
    Qualification

    AAT Level 3
    £1,500
    Laptop
    £500
    Accountancy programmes
    £110
    Contingency*
    £210
    Total
    £2,320
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    100%
    £2,320
    raised
    £2,320
    target
    145
    supporters
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