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Joe

CAREER GOAL: PLUMBER
Caseworker:
Saliha

Progress

83%
£3,652
raised
£4,368
target
245
supporters
Fund Joe to become a plumber

Story
News 3

One thing that inspired me to go into plumbing was a documentary I saw on TV. It was about Britain's richest plumber who grew up in South London. I could relate to him. He came from a poor background but had the skills and always stayed motivated. When I was younger, I got caught up in some bad decisions. Now I can see that it's possible to achieve things a different way.

I became homeless last year after being released from prison. I had no money and nowhere to live. It's been very rocky. The one thing I'd say is no matter what struggle you are going through, never give up! With the right intentions, it will always turn out good in the end.

Things started to go better for me when I got a roof over my head. Thanks to the help of St Mungo's, I'm living in a hostel. My main goal is to complete this course and go straight into employment. I've always been good at fixing things, helping out my mum with the pipes and sinks. So I know that I can do well in plumbing.

In two years time I want to be living in my own flat with my girlfriend. I'd love the chance to travel - see more of the world! Eventually I want to register myself as self-employed and manage my own plumbing business. I would like to employ the new generation. Help keep them off the streets and keep them safe.

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  • Journey
    Referrer

    Joe's campaign began to fund

    Joe began his plumbing diploma

    Joe finishes his plumbing diploma

    Joe finds full-time work as a plumber

    Budget
    Qualification

    Plumbing Tools
    £250
    Travel to course
    £200
    Safety Gear and Workboots
    £120
    Total
    £4,368

    Progress

    83%
    £3,652
    raised
    £4,368
    target
    245
    supporters
    Fund Joe to become a plumber

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