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Ryan
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TARGET CAREER: LORRY DRIVER

Progress

11%
£484
raised
£4,329
target
252
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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    John
    £10.00
    Good luck Ryan
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    Jessica
    £30.00
    Good luck Ryan!
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    Helen
    £10.00
    I hope this will hope you achieve your goal and make a fresh start. Wishing you all the best.
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    Andy
    £20.00
    Good luck to you all, you should be very proud of your efforts to improve your lives.
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    Victoria
    £10.00
    Amazing initiative - looking forward to witnessing the impact
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    Melanie
    £20.00
    Good luck embarking on your new chapter :)
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    Christiane
    £100.00
    Wishing you all the very best for your future.
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    Ian
    £10.00
    Keep at it!
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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 takes theory and practical driving tests for heavy goods vehicles

Sept. 2018

Ryan completes his driver's certificate of professional competence

Oct. 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

11%
£484
raised
£4,329
target
252
supporters
Help Ryan become a lorry driver

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