Linda's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting her on her journey through training and into work as an accountant.
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This is my latest exam result... hard work pays off 😁.
I am already studying for my next one... thank you all again for the support. The money you sent allows me to do what I need, to change my life for the better ❤️
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🎄🤶
Hi everyone, I just got my personal tax exam results: 88% 😁
And last Saturday I started the next module - Management Accounting Budgeting. It's all going great and I feel everyday closer to my dream of being an accountant! Thank you all ♥️♥️♥️♥️
I just did my personal tax exam yesterday. Hopefully I'll have the results at the end of September and my next module will start around the same time. I was very nervous about it but I studied a lot and I think I passed it 🤞🤞.
Thank you for all the support - I can't wait to be a qualified accountant! Forever grateful for this chance... I hope my next update will be to give you good news 😉
I finally have my first exam results for Financial Statements of Limited companies: 89% 🎉🎉
Thank you very much for helping me get here. The funny thing is, I was hoping to get more than 90% even though the teacher told us that's nearly impossible on level 4. After the initial thought that I should had done better - that comes from my inner critic - I realised that actually I did my best, it is good enough, and that many others don't even get this result. A few years ago I wouldn't even have tried and I certainly wouldn't have believed that I could do it.
So I am grateful I am clean and that I have been committed and worked hard for this! And I am grateful for all of you helping me on my journey 😁♥️
I'm just on my lunch break in class having just started a second module in Personal Tax.
I completed the exam for the previous module on the 23rd of May and I've now got to wait 6 weeks for the results. I'm confident that I have passed it! I'll let you know my marks as soon I know. 6 weeks still feels like a long time, especially if you're anxious and a perfectionist like me :)
Thank you all for your support. I enjoy being at the training centre a lot. I walked out to buy my lunch and I saw two homeless men on the floor begging and I realised how much my life has turned around. The old life seems so far but I'll never forget what I was like then and I'll never stop doing my best to avoid going back. It's so heartbreaking because I know the feeling of hopelessness and the death of the spirit that I experienced for such a long time.
Thank you again for giving me the possibility to change my life and a purpose 💖
I just finished attending the lessons for my first module and now I'm busy revising for my first exam that will be on 23rd May. The teacher emailed me to let me know that I had great results in my homework which was really nice and encouraging.
I feel very happy and grateful to have the chance to get this qualification because the more I study, despite the fear of failing which makes me think I won't succeed every time, I'm discovering how much I'm suited to do this.
I will never stop thanking you for your support and for believing in me. I will update you once I get my results. I've never felt so happy about doing something for myself and my career as I am now... you gave me a smile that no-one can take away because I believe everyday, more and more, that I too am worthy.
Thank you for the support. I am really surprised that it has funded so fast. I have just picked up my new laptop from Seb today which is for my AT Level 4 course.
I am really excited to start at college and reading all your messages has given me more confidence.
This really means a lot to me and I hope one day I will be able to give back all that I have been given to others that need help.
Linda is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners
Linda's campaign begins to fund
Linda's campaign fully funds
Linda begins her AAT Level 4 qualification
Linda passes the first of 5 modules she needs to complete
Linda achieves a crucial qualification in becoming an accountant
Now highly qualified in the area, Linda starts full-time work in accountancy
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