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raised of £2,000 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £760 to help fund Your Life Your Story 2019

    Lancaster
    Funded on Thursday, 30th January 2020

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    Story

    Your Life Your Story began as a 'Care Leavers Week' event in October 2017. Now a charity, that brings care experienced adults and caregivers together with published authors, artists and poets to amplify their voice through the techniques of storytelling. Whether for therapeutic reasons, just for the record or to be published, exhibited or performed, Your Life Your Story offers therapeutically supported creative opportunities that unleash the power of relationships and the untold story...

    “I had never really had the courage to sit and think about or write about my experiences growing up in care. It was well hidden. Thinking about it was difficult and triggering but it was also so empowering. I wished that I had a similar opportunity when I was younger, especially at the point of leaving care. A 16-year-old who headed to University because I had no home to return to and with no aftercare, support of any kind (not even a phone call from a social worker) or family support network. I couldn’t help but wonder how a YLYS residential could have helped me back then." Jolene 2017

    By amplifying the collective voice of care givers and care experienced adults through story-telling Your Life Your Story has the potential to change lives and improve the future lives of vulnerable children and young people.

    Every penny of your donation will help to fund Your Life Your Story 2019.

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    • Amanda Knowles6 months ago
      Amanda Knowles

      Amanda Knowles

      6 months ago

      Your Life Your Story brings care experienced adults and caregivers together with published authors, artists and poets in a supportive community to learn the techniques of storytelling through the Arts. The soundtrack to this video is a song written and performed by Tasha at the first Your Life Your Story during Care Leavers Week 2017. As we approach the 3rd annual Your Life Your Story this video tells the story of our journey so far.

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    • Amanda Knowles8 months ago
      Amanda Knowles

      Amanda Knowles

      8 months ago

      Children not heard, vested interest protected, crimes hidden, whistle blowers silenced, failed legislation and a failing justice system has cast a shadow over five-decades of children’s social care. YLYS brings care experienced adults and caregivers together with published authors, poets and exhibited artists to learn the techniques of storytelling. It is a safe place to reflect, to learn from other perspectives, and to unleash the power of relationships to shape the future through the collective voice and untold stories.

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    • Amanda Knowles1 year ago
      Amanda Knowles

      Amanda Knowles

      1 year ago

      “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou

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    Page last updated on: 9/29/2019 18.56

    Supporters

    27

    • Tamar Green

      Tamar Green

      Sep 4, 2019

      What a great project! Hope you reach your goal 💛

      £10.00

    • Philip Mcvay

      Philip Mcvay

      Aug 28, 2019

      Hopefully you will reach your target this year - you’re do an amazing thing Amanda keep fighting the fight x

      £100.00

    • Jim Goddard

      Jim Goddard

      Aug 27, 2019

      This seems to be an excellent initiative so I'm happy to support it. Good luck to everyone involved.

      £30.00

    • Rosie Dickson

      Rosie Dickson

      Aug 24, 2019

      A fabulous project. Love to everyone involved.

      £20.00

    • Dee

      Dee

      Aug 24, 2019

      Amazing project Amanda.The very best of luck in raising the required amount. 👍🏽

      £20.00

    • Cheryl corless

      Cheryl corless

      Aug 24, 2019

      Looking forward to meeting you all

      £10.00

    • Rosie Longstocking

      Rosie Longstocking

      Aug 7, 2019

      A lovely project that takes place in a safe and therapeutic environment for older care experienced who tend to be forgotten by society.

      £20.00

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    Amanda Knowles

    Amanda Knowles

    Lancaster

    Amanda Knowles MBE is passionate about amplifying the voices of care experienced adults and caregivers through story-telling. YLYS offers a reflective space to the care experienced community and caregivers​ who do not usually have access to a creative writing space.

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