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Tony
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TARGET CAREER: ELECTRICIAN

Progress

100%
£4,378
raised
£4,378
target
135
supporters
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Story
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I have plenty of regrets about my past which I can't change. The only thing I can do is work and keep moving forwards and that's really why I'm on Beam - to help me do that. For the last couple of years, I've been living in a hostel, rebuilding my life and growing in confidence after a period of personal difficulties.

Today, I've worked hard towards passing Level 1 and Level 2 exams. I've borrowed the money to pay for my Level 2 myself but without Beam would not be able to fund Level 3 which I need to become a fully qualified electrician. Why electrics you ask? Because it's really satisfying for me to get things like circuits working and resolving faults.

I'm just so eager to stand on my own two feet and be a part of the community. At the end of the day, that means I don't want to be a suck on resources, I want to be a resource. In particular, I have two sons and want to be the best provider and Dad I can be for them.

Supporter Messages

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    Alex
    £26.40
    Hi Tony. I think this donation should take you up to your fundraising target. I wish you best of luck in your new career. Cheers, Alex
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    Antonia
    £11.00
    Good luck with the training Tony!
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    Hannah
    £11.00
    Your story will inspire so many! All the very best
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    Ben
    £5.50
    Hey Tony, I wish you the very best of luck with everything to come! Never give up and you'll get to wherever you want to be.
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    Rory
    £22.00
    Hi Tony, your story moved me. I have regrets about past decisions in my life too, and it’s easy to get stuck in and focus on the mistakes. But you have an incredible and positive attitude: you’re picking yourself up and moving onwards and upwards. You’ve inspired me and I hope you succeed in all of your dreams. Keep on rocking, Tony!
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    Victoria
    £22.00
    Come on Tony!! You can do it!!
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    Rebecca
    £5.50
    I wish you the best of luck on your new journey. You are an inspiration to many!
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    Hassan
    £22.00
    Go on Tone
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Journey

May 2017

Tony is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners

Sept 2017

Tony's campaign is fully funded

Oct 2017

Tony starts Level 3

Apr 2018

Tony achieves a crucial wiring qualification

May 2018

Tony finishes his electrical course and starts work experience as an electrician's mate

Sept 2018

Tony becomes fully qualified electrician after 14 weeks' work experience and in-work assessment

Budget
Qualification

City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations Level 3
£3,460
Contingency*
£398
"17th Edition" training on wiring regulations
£395
Industry ID card necessary to do electrical work on-site
£100
Textbook on wiring regulations
£25
Total
£4,378
* 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%
£4,378
raised
£4,378
target
135
supporters
Send a Message to Tony

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