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IN TRAINING!

William

TARGET CAREER: HANDYMAN
Caseworker:
Seb

Progress

100%
£3,702
raised
£3,702
target
210
supporters
Fund members like William

Story
News 4

With my final project feeling chuffed to bits!

Lots of exciting news from me! 💥

Firstly, I completed and passed my course! I found the last module really rough if I'm being honest so was surprised and delighted to discover I got through it. I'm now continuing to work part-time with the NHS 2 days a week. I'm enjoying the painting side of things and getting really good feedback on this so far 🖌️

I've also - after months of persevering - managed to move into permanent social housing. It's my own flat and I feel so pleased as I begin to turn it from a shell into my own home 🏠

I need to go into hospital for a short operation, after which I plan to start working full-time and moving on with the rest of my life.

An absolutely massive thank you to all those who supported me. It's genuinely given me the confidence and belief to take all these steps in my life over the last year. I can't believe how much it's changed.

William.

November 20, 2018

Doing my volunteer work

Hi all,

So sorry for taking so long to give you an update - I have been so rushed off my feet since you all so kindly supported my campaign! 🏃

Firstly, I passed my plumbing and tiling course. 😁

I am still doing my carpentry course. I am finding this one more challenging but when I pass that course I will receive my Diploma. I am also doing some painting and decorating for the NHS and volunteering alongside a handyman to help me to gain experience.

Thank you so much for your help!

August 21, 2018

Hi!

I have a new role volunteering for the NHS maintenance department 🎉

I will be working alongside plumbers, carpenters, electricians and handymen. This is a great opportunity for me to gain experience within my chosen career path. I had a great interview with the manager so all is moving in the right direction.

William

May 10, 2018

Tiling training!

William has now passed two modules of his handyman training and has one left to go 🎉 He's enjoying the course and wants to share this photo of his tiling training with Beam supporters. Anyone looking for a new kitchen in the next few months...?! 🔧

March 20, 2018

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  • Journey

    Sept 2017

    William is referred by Thames Reach, one of Beam's partners

    Oct 2017

    William's campaign begins to fund

    Nov 2017

    William's campaign fully funds

    Jan 2018

    William begins his multi-skills handyman diploma

    Jan 2018

    William completes his plumbing course.

    Mar 2018

    William completes his tiling course

    Nov 2018

    William completes his carpentry course

    Jan 2019

    William begins full-time work

    Budget
    Qualification

    City and Guilds multi-skills diploma
    £2,500
    Travel
    £465
    Tools
    £400
    Contingency*
    £337
    Total
    £3,702
    * 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%
    £3,702
    raised
    £3,702
    target
    210
    supporters
    Fund members like William

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