vInspired as a charity changed my life. This isn’t something they did by giving me loads of money or a new house or anything like that. They gave me confidence and self belief, gifts so valuable that money can’t buy them.

I left school not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I was lost, had no self confidence, and couldn’t see a future. I embarked on their ‘Team v’ programme. Through this I met an amazing bunch of young people who were similar to me in so many ways. I finally belonged somewhere! With their help and support, I developed lots of new skills, really growing as a person, and ran three social action campaigns over the course of nine months.

18 months after finishing the programme, I’m still very much involved with the charity, as a senior mentor for Team v, and continue to see the amazing work that they do in young people’s lives. I’m now at uni, have two jobs and have run my own social action events, reaching over 1000 other young people (funded by vInspired Cashpoint). I can’t express how much this charity has helped, and continues to help, young people.

If you’re up for it, I would really appreciate it if you could sign up to their Thunderclap ( They need money to continue the amazing work that they’re doing – this link does not ask you for money, it’s simply asking you to show your support.

Thank you 🙂


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