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Ryan

TARGET CAREER: LORRY DRIVER
Caseworker:
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Progress

94%
£4,097
raised
£4,329
target
504
supporters
Help Ryan become a lorry driver

Story
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That’s me, looking very impressive in full ceremonial uniform. If you passed by Buckingham Palace to watch the Trooping the Colour in the early 90s you might even have spotted me! I followed my dad into the army and became part of the Blues and Royals, the mounted regiment of the Household Cavalry.

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I kept working with horses after I left the army. I moved to the USA and got a job transporting racehorses to the track. This then led me into trucking. I stayed on in America, gained a green card, had kids, bought a house, and ran a successful business. Then disaster struck - unexpected issues with my immigration papers set off a chain of events which led me to lose everything. I eventually landed back in the UK after 18 years away, with nothing but the clothes on my back.

Because of my service I was directed to Veterans Aid. Thanks to this fantastic organisation, I have a roof over my head and have been fully supported in my journey back to work. Now, together with Beam, they're helping me tackle the final step - getting the right UK driving licences. I have a 'never say never' attitude. I'm putting this part of my life down to experience and moving onto better things. With your help, I'll soon be on the road to success once more.

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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

    Sept 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

    94%
    £4,097
    raised
    £4,329
    target
    504
    supporters
    Help Ryan become a lorry driver

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