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9th Feb 2015

Our Lucky Break mentoring programme matches unemployed young people in Berkshire with a positive role model from the local community.  These mentors provide much needed support, a boost to self esteem and confidence as well as practical skills for effective job searching, enabling young people to have a positive and fulfilling future. 

The project receives no government funding and can only continue with fundraised money.  From Tuesday 10th February our Localgiving fundraising site is taking part in the Berkshire Boost Match where each individual £10 donated will be doubled and with gift aid your £10 could grow to over £22 – essential funds to support young people in your area like Chloe:

Chloe is a young carer - her mother suffers from severe depression and agoraphobia.  Chloe was trying to attend college for a level 3 Health and Social Care course and juggle caring for her mum.  She was in turmoil; full of guilt and unhappy.  She started well but was eventually asked to leave due to her poor attendance (58%). Chloe was referred to the project by the college – she was linked to a mentor who supported her, helped her to work through a solution, helped her with time management, made her feel good about having her own life too, plus found an apprenticeship to suit her goals and skills close to home.  With the help of her mentor, Chloe successfully obtained a good quality apprenticeship.  The result is a future for Chloe, a happier young person, a happier mum.  Chloe said the best thing for her was that it helped to improve her confidence.  What does she want to do now? Become a volunteer mentor on Lucky Break!

If you can help a young person please go to the localgiving site from Tuesday 10th February - up to 5 individual donations can be made and match funded. Hurry though, as funds are limited. 

Thank you so much for your support. 

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