Each year, we work with thousands of young people from across the UK at our residential centres in the Lake District and from our bases in the north of England.

Many of them are facing particular challenges; managing the transition from living in care to independence, risking exploitation in unhealthy relationships or lacking the confidence to find work or training. All of them need support and inspiration to fulfil their potential..

A gift to the Transforming Young Lives appeal allows us to work with vulnerable young people both in their communities and on residential trips across a variety of programmes.

It’s not just a donation to one Brathay project – it’s a donation to all of them.

When I first got involved with Brathay I was in a very bad place in life; I had no work prospects and was in a lot of serious trouble with bad people.

Thanks to Brathay I’ve been able to get the advice and headspace I needed to become clear about what I want in life and how I can sort out my problems. This stemmed from a residential which focused on what we wanted for our future and where we wanted to be in a year’s time. During it I realised that life's problems wouldn't be called hurdles if there wasn't a way over them. The staff helped me set goals for my future with clear steps I’m following to get myself back on track.

Thanks to the continuing, consistent and tireless support from the Brathay staff, who’ve stuck with me and helped me through the highs and the lows, I’m now looking forward to a brighter and better future.

Cameron

We transform many young lives like Cameron’s every year. The Transforming Young Lives appeal aims to raise £100,000 so we can make a difference to other young people like him.