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Pat

TARGET CAREER: SITE MANAGER
Caseworker:
Seb

Progress

100%
£1,005
raised
£1,005
target
30
supporters
Fund members like Pat

Story
News 2

In my new high-vis jacket on a visit to Beam HQ after work!

I’ve got a job! It’s structured. I’m like everybody else now. It’s back to years ago and it’s really nice actually. I’m ready to further my career and I’m enjoying it.

I am Site Supervisor in the Fabrication Division of the London Crossrail project. I supervise about 10 guys, and we are doing the ticket hall cladding - some of the nice shiny stuff that you never notice when you pass!

I’m really enjoying it and I’m glad to be back in that world again. It’s fun, there’s always something to laugh about and the camaraderie is great. There is a serious side as well; getting the job done, paperwork and computer work.

My family are really proud of me. I’m over 2 years sober now and a lot of people are really happy for me. I’m off benefits, I’m making my own money and paying my own way. It’s huge.

Beam just kickstarted me again and gave me the impetus to keep moving forward. You raised the money so quickly, then I did the courses and suddenly I ended up with a job. Things really fell into place for me. Without Beam I wouldn’t be in work now. Even now I feel supported and I just want to give back.

All I can say to my supporters is you have changed my life. By giving money to Beam, I don’t think you realise how important it is. You are changing lives in months. My life has changed so quickly - I just want to say thank you.

March 14, 2018

"My life has totally changed. It's beyond my wildest dreams to be here".

February 02, 2018

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  • Journey

    Oct 2017

    Pat is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners

    Oct 2017

    Pat's campaign begins to fund

    Nov 2017

    Pat's campaign fully funds

    Dec 2017

    Pat completes his Site Management Safety Training Scheme qualification

    Jan 2018

    Pat completes his First Aid at Work qualification and can now work as an authorised construction site supervisor

    Feb 2018

    Pat starts full-time work as a construction site manager

    Budget
    Qualification

    Site management safety training scheme
    £427
    First aid at work training
    £418
    Travel for courses
    £68
    Contingency*
    £92
    Total
    £1,005
    * 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%
    £1,005
    raised
    £1,005
    target
    30
    supporters
    Fund members like Pat

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