Read Noah's story, a heartfelt reminder of why we are here as a charity and the very need for offering life-saving support to young people and families in real need.
When I saw that Brathay was celebrating 75 years I decided I wanted to share my story. I was fleeing from domestic violence and homophobic abuse when I first got put in touch with Brathay. I'd been forced to leave a refuge with my children to stop my ex from finding out where I was living and ended up in Bradford where I knew no-one and was so alone and lost and isolated.
Thankfully, I was referred to the Stronger Families programme run by Brathay which was a Godsend. Brathay did so much for me and supported me so much. They helped me apply for housing benefit and other grants and activities for my kids. I had no friends or family in the area yet Brathay made me feel so complete like a family member which helped me so much. They even got some counselling for us and I'm so grateful for everything they did.
Even till now I am still getting support from them, so thank you Brathay from the bottom of my heart.
- Follow the campaign on our social media pages, like, retweet and reply to us, using #75StoriestoTell
- Tell your family and friends about the campaign!
- 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!
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!