So touched by this.
This is Sis (pictured centre). An ex-St Basils resident who has got in touch recently to tell us she will be running the Great North Run this Sunday 9th September to raise money for St Basils!
She shared her story on her Just Giving page saying:
"St Basils are a charity who help homeless young people and from personal experience, I can honestly say they do an amazing job".
“Due to very difficult personal circumstances, I found myself in need of their help when I was 16. They were non-judgemental and provided me with temporary accommodation. Throughout my short stay, they supported me to help build a new life for myself. The team were always there to offer a hand or ear with personal issues, my wellbeing and finding a home for me to begin my new journey. It didn't end there, they were always available to offer help and support when I left. That was 32 years ago. I am proud to say today I have grown tremendously and have my own happy ever after…..
….I'm in training for the GNR and although I won a ballot place, I see this as an opportunity to raise some money for a worthwhile charity. They gave me so much and I hope to give them something back in return.
They help over 5,000 young people a year to build a brighter future. I'm happy to say, I was one of them.”
Thanks so much Sis! And best of luck with the run on Sunday! You’ve shown such determination in your life to go after your goals, so we’re sure you’ll do brilliantly!
Thank you for sharing your story and being an inspiration to our current young residents!