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Abderrahim
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TARGET CAREER: LORRY DRIVER

Progress

86%
£1,843
raised
£2,128
target
404
supporters
Help Abderrahim become a lorry driver

Story
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It’s been years since I have had a proper home. Years of sleeping on the streets, in winter shelters, or a few nights in a hostel when I can get together the cash. It’s not been a good situation. Still, I don’t feel any sadness. Do you know what I tell people? That I have a candle of hope and I’ve never let it go out. I know that with this training, I will be able to leave homelessness behind for good.

I was a window cleaner in Spain for a long time but after the economic crisis the business collapsed. I ran out of money, lost my flat and sold my car. All I wanted was to work - but with unemployment so high it was impossible to find a job in Spain. Two years ago I ended up in Dover without even enough money for a train ticket. I struggled to find permanent work suitable for my experience and abilities. Without an address, this was really tough. Yet I was determined that here I could turn things around.

I was referred to Beam and we discovered I had a skill that’s in high demand - an HGV licence to drive lorries. I just need to update my training and get some recent experience behind the wheel. With a couple of refresher courses, I can get back on the road. A steady job will change everything for me. With your support, the hope that I have carried for so long can finally become my reality.

Supporter Messages

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    Cedric
    £10.00
    It is always difficult to move country in these conditions. I’m sure you’ll do great!
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    Keith
    £20.00
    You will make it to your career with the positive approach you have. Wishing you a happy career behind the wheel
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    Tahmeena
    £30.00
    Your attitude is inspirational and I have no doubt your hopes will become a reality very soon. Good luck and my very best wishes.
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    Clive
    £10.00
    Good luck and don't give up! Clive & Margaret
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    Maureen
    £10.00
    Best wishes and good luck Abderrahim!
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    Silvia
    £20.00
    Good luck!! We are all rooting for you!
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    Kate
    £20.00
    I hope you do well, best wishes
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    Kathleen
    £20.00
    All the best Abderrahim, keep that flame burning!
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Journey

April 2018

Abderrahim is referred by one of Beam's charity partners, the West London Mission

May 2018

Abderrahim's campaign begins to fund

July 2018

Abderrahim's campaign fully funds

July 2018

Abderrahim completes his refresher course in HGV training and updates his driver certificate of professional competence

Aug 2018

Abderrahim is registered with a driving employment agency and begins work as a lorry driver

Budget
Qualification

C+E vehicle refresher training
£1,500
Renewal of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence
£400
Transport to training
£34
Contingency*
£194
Total
£2,128
* Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

Progress

86%
£1,843
raised
£2,128
target
404
supporters
Help Abderrahim become a lorry driver

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