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News 7

After a few weeks of being in and out of work I'm back on the job.

Doing what I love to do and driving my machine! 🚜

Thanks for all your help,


November 16, 2018

Back in the driving seat.

Hi all,

Just a quick update - I found a job! This is week two and I'm getting back into the swing of things. 👷

Now that I'm earning good money I can start to look for a bigger place to live that's affordable.

l would like to thank everyone for their help and support in getting me back to work doing something I love.

August 14, 2018

I just like to thank everyone for their support. I successfully passed my streetworks course and now I'm nearly finished my 360° excavator training! 💪

The picture above is me with one of the machines.

Thank you for all your help.

August 02, 2018

On the first step of my training

I would like to thank everyone for their help and support. I've just finished my Street Works and Highways course this week. 🚧

Am now looking forward to my 360 degree excavator training next week, so thank you everybody for all your help!

July 19, 2018

I'd like to thank everyone for their support and generosity. Every week I'm getting closer to my training and to getting back to work and being a productive member of society. 💪

Thank you everyone!

June 25, 2018

In the gym getting fit before I start plant operator training!

I have started going to the gym a lot recently. 🏋️ I am trying to improve my physical health​ which will also improve my mental health and wellbeing, so I am well prepared for my training course and getting back to work. 👷

Thank you for all your support so far!

May 09, 2018

After 18 months I've finally launched my Beam campaign!

If it wasn’t for Beam I'd still be out there doing things I shouldn't be doing, in places I shouldn't be and with people I shouldn't be with.

Beam was my turning point. 100%.

I was probably one of the first ones that came to Beam. They approached me 9 months before the launch in the hostel I lived in. I said I was interested. I was clean at the time but I relapsed when I left the hostel.

I did tell Seb I had started smoking cannabis again and he said I couldn't do plant operating while using.

Seb told me to get in touch with the drug and alcohol services which I did and I went to a support group. I got a new sponsor and I stopped using! 6 months ago! This is the first time I have been clean for this long.

I did it because I wanted to be part of Beam. It was holding me back for years. And now I'm here!

Thanks for your help. It will go a long way to help me to build a better life for me and my family's future.

May 03, 2018

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  • Journey

    Feb 2018

    Stephen is referred by Western Lodge, one of Beam's partners

    May 2018

    Stephen's campaign begins to fund

    June 2018

    Stephen's campaign fully funds

    July 2018

    Stephen completes his Digger and Streetworks courses

    Aug 2018

    Stephen starts full-time work as a digger operator


    Digger training
    Streetworks: Levels 1-8
    Travel for course
    Hard Hat
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.


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