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Francis

CAREER GOAL: BRICKLAYER
Caseworker:
Saliha

Progress

68%
£3,442
raised
£5,009
target
168
supporters
Fund Francis to become a bricklayer

Story
News 3

I like making customers happy by creating and building things for them. Seeing their faces when they're happy with the job I have done - this is the best thing of all.

I became homeless in October 2018, after I lost my job. I got help from a south London-based Church at the time, who got me in contact with the StreetLink outreach team. From there, I was referred to St Mungo's, and I'm keen to keep moving forward.

I've been interested in construction since I left school, and have done some bricklaying before. So I'm excited to learn the trade properly, and to meet new people. I also have years of experience as a carpenter (as pictured below!) - so training in bricklaying will let me combine the two trades fully, giving me more opportunities. Having another skill opens doors.

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Then, I'm looking forward to getting back to work - to having some money, and getting back my self esteem. When you walk away from something you've built, come back, and see what you've done - you think, wow, did I do that? You amaze yourself.

And in two years, I will be well on my feet, doing a job I am happy with and taking my kids on holidays. I'll be getting my life back on track.

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  • Journey
    Referrer

    Francis's campaign began to fund

    Francis begins his Level 2 Bricklaying course

    Francis completes his Level 2 Bricklaying course

    Francis starts work and building his portfolio to achieve the full NVQ award

    Francis receives the full NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying qualification

    Budget
    Qualification

    Accommodation whilst training
    £900
    Toolkit (est.)
    £300
    Travel to course
    £200
    £460
    Total
    £5,009

    Progress

    68%
    £3,442
    raised
    £5,009
    target
    168
    supporters
    Fund Francis to become a bricklayer

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