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Ryan

TARGET CAREER: LORRY DRIVER
Caseworker:
Anna

Progress

100%
£4,329
raised
£4,329
target
509
supporters
Fund members like Ryan

Story
News 7

A picture of me working at my new job! I've started driving for a great company in London. This would not be possible without the support of all the wonderful people at Beam and the supporters.

Thank you for the opportunity to start my life over.

Merry Christmas to you all and happy New Year. 2019 is going to be a great year!

December 09, 2018

A celebratory lunch with my referrer from Vets Aid

Hello,

I have passed all of my HGV training. I am now a qualified HGV1 driver! I could not have done this without the wonderful people who donated, giving me the opportunity to start again . Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, and a great big thank to all the staff members at Beam. This would not be possible without the support they have given.

I'm now interviewing for different driving jobs. I can't wait to be back in work. Wish me luck!

Have a safe and blessed day,

Ryan

November 19, 2018

A colder day of driving in the USA

I have been studying for my Driver's Certificate of Professional Competence. The test is coming up soon so wish me luck!

And then I start my HGV1 lessons on Monday before sitting the test next Friday. This is the last stage in my training and will allow me to drive the biggest lorries here in the UK.

Thank you very much to everyone that has helped - this will change my life for the better.

October 18, 2018

The vehicle I did my training and test in

So an update from me. I passed my Class 2 driving test today with zero faults!

I was super nervous but once I got into the test it just sailed by.

Next up is my driver's Certificate of Professional Competence then my C+E category training. I'll then be able to get back to full time work.

Once again thank you very much - this would not be possible without the help from all of you. Have a safe, blessed day.

Ryan

August 29, 2018

A quick visit to the Beam office to apply for my tacograph card.

Oh my gosh, thank you so much to everyone that has helped so far - this is an amazing feeling that others help people out like this.

So an update: I have passed my theory test! 🎆

Now onto my CPCS - hopefully with all your help soon I can be back to be back to driving. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

Have a great and blessed day.

August 13, 2018

One of the trucks I drove in the USA

On Saturday I went for my medical, which I passed. I've now started the process of passing my theory test.

Thank you very much for all your support so far, I would not be able to start this process without great, kind people.

Thank you so much and have a safe and blessed day.

Ryan

July 16, 2018

The view from my truck in the states

I am so excited about starting my new career driving in England. 🚛

Thank you very much for everything and have a safe and blessed day!

Ryan

June 25, 2018

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  • Journey

    April 2018

    Ryan is referred by one of Beam's charity associates, Veterans Aid

    June 2018

    Ryan's campaign begins to fund

    Aug 2018

    Ryan completes his theory and begins his practical driving lessons on lorries

    Oct 2018

    Ryan completes his driver's certificate of professional competence

    Oct 2018

    Ryan passes his practical driving tests for heavy goods vehicles

    Nov 2018

    Ryan moves into full time work as a lorry driver

    Budget
    Qualification

    LGV Training and Tests
    £3,044
    Driver CPC
    £338
    Laptop (for job search)
    £250
    Medical & Provisional Licence
    £157
    Travel for course
    £150
    Contingency*
    £390
    Total
    £4,329
    * 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%
    £4,329
    raised
    £4,329
    target
    509
    supporters
    Fund members like Ryan

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