Several months ago we helped Faizal to secure a small grant of £500. This was used to buy equipment for his own Barbers business and he was up and running.
Since then he has attended two of our employer/partnership events and shared his journey with those in attendance, and been back to prison (not as an inmate) to tell others how there is hope and there are people who will help, but how you have to make the decision to change first.
It was at the recent Tempus Novo event in Halifax where Faizal surprised everyone by donating to our charity the £47 he received from prison the day of his release, known in the trade as a “discharge grant.”
We are extremely grateful and will make sure goes towards helping another of the graduates on our scheme!