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Vas
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TARGET CAREER: ELECTRICIAN

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34%
£1,254
raised
£3,680
target
367
supporters
Help Vas become an electrician

Story
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As I lay down to sleep under the flyover, I knew something had to change. It was my first night there. I’d lost my job, my home and reached my lowest point. But this low was also my chance - to leave bad decisions and destructive habits in the past and start again.

I’d worked in hospitality for many years before my first night on the streets but the job didn’t make me happy. I started experimenting with drugs and slowly but surely went from being an occasional user to a full-on addict. Things came to a head in quick succession; my drug use became unmanageable, my flat caught fire, and I was made redundant. I was on the streets for around 3 weeks when a homeless outreach team found and supported me into a hostel.

One year on and I’m addiction free, learning new skills, and exploring opportunities I wouldn’t have believed were possible! With the support of the wonderful staff at Turning Point, I’m focused on a completely new career and loving every step. Right now, I’m doing my level 2 in ‘electrical installation’ and getting to grips with different wiring systems. As you can see, I’m really starting to look the part!

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Getting my level 3 diploma will be the all-important next step in becoming a full-time electrician. I’ve had to rebuild my life from scratch and now - with your help - I'm lighting the way to a brighter future.

Supporter Messages

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    Victoria
    £50.00
    Goodluck Vas. Keep up the good work.
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    Mrs
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    Good luck, you're doing amazingly.
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    Edward
    £10.00
    Congratulations Vas on your remarkable turnaround.
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    Simon
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    Keep up the training, Vas
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    Claire
    £20.00
    Best of luck Vas, from one recovering person to another - wishing you well.
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    Judith
    £15.00
    All the very best Vas. Go for it!
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    Rachel
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    Happy you've found your thing. Happy to be able to help a little.
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    Elizabeth
    £20.00
    Glad to be able to help. Good luck on your way.
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Journey

March 2018

Vas is referred by Turning Point, one of Beam's partners organisations

April 2018

Vas's campaign begins to fund

June 2018

Vas completes his Level 2 Electrical Installation

Sept. 2018

Vas starts his Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Sept. 2019

Vas completes his Level 3 Diploma

July 2019

Vas starts work for an electrician company

Budget
Qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation
£3,345
Contingency*
£335
Total
£3,680
* Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

Progress

34%
£1,254
raised
£3,680
target
367
supporters
Help Vas become an electrician

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