As Community Fundraiser, I am responsible for telling everyone in the Essex area about Teens Unite and raising funds along the way so we can help more young people in need of our support.
I first came into contact with Teens Unite when I attended the charity’s annual fundraising gala held each December. I was absolutely blown away by the evening itself and the bravery of the young people who shared their stories with us. It was clear how much of a difference Teens Unite had made to their lives and I knew this was a cause I wanted to support. Having done a lot of fundraising and event planning for other charities, I was keen to put my skills to work with Teens Unite.
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Volunteering with Teens Unite has changed my personality and outlook on life. When I hear all the amazing things the teens say about Teens Unite, I can tell they mean every word.
Teens Unite isn't just a charity to me, it was the beginning of restarting my life.
When Elliot started receiving the support of Teens Unite, I could see a change in him straightaway. His outlook on life was becoming positive again and I gained strength from seeing my little boy accepting what had happened and starting to move forward.
I needed help and that's where Teens Unite came in. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and the reason I met Teens Unite was to save my life.
With Teens Unite, I finally realised that I could climb out of this massive hole that I had been digging because I wasn't alone anymore.
If it wasn't for Teens Unite, I wouldn't be where I am now. They have been really supportive and given me the strength to push myself and not give up.