We'll always be grateful for the contribution Neil Brathwaite has made as a valuable and proactive trustee - yet here he is, thanking Brathay for what the charity has taught him!

I was very fortunate to be introduced to Brathay back in 2011, as I was starting to make the transition from an executive career into the world of the Non-Executive director. So I have a lot to thank Brathay for in terms of being a place where I was able to cut my teeth as a NED, as I in turn looked to use my experience to help the governance of the charity. Over the next 7 years I had the privilege of supporting the work of Brathay as a Trustee of the Charity, and then also as Honorary Treasurer & finally as Chair of Trustees.

During that time I learned a great deal about the challenges faced by our children and young people in society today, and about the enormous difference the work of Brathay makes in helping people to have the confidence to take the positive steps required to change their lives. Brathay's unique model which develops an individual's strengths through a combination of experiences, challenges and support really does inspire young people to go on to realise their potential.

Brathay has been able to do so much to help improve the lives of thousands of young people and their families over the last 75 years. Many congratulations to all at Brathay for reaching this important landmark & I look forward to keeping in touch with the charity's vital work as you set off on the next 75 years!

Very best wishes, Neil
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  • Share your story - You can tell your story in words, or we can interview and film you, or better still, you can film yourself talking to camera and send us the film to use. Films should be no longer than 60 seconds and we can provide you with a quick easy guide to self-filming if this is something new to you.

Just tell us who you are, what your connection to Brathay is, and how Brathay has changed your life. It need only be a small change, like leading you to new job, finding more self-confidence, climbing a mountain for the first time – whatever your experience has been we want to hear about it!

Once you’ve finished, be sure to send your video via https://wetransfer.com to Sophie's email here. Or better still, just post to social media using #75StoriestoTell.

With your permission, we will publish your story alongside others on our website and social media over the course of 2021.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the prospect of collating 75 unique stories to make 75 successful years!