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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowles is crowdfunding

£760raised of £2,000 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund Your Life Your Story 2019

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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 Knowles1 month ago
    Amanda Knowles

    Amanda Knowles

    1 month 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 Knowles5 months ago
    Amanda Knowles

    Amanda Knowles

    5 months ago

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

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  • Amanda Knowles6 months ago
    Amanda Knowles

    Amanda Knowles

    6 months ago

    The first Your Life Your Story inspired book, 'Oi You F*cker' is receiving amazing reviews, flying off the shelf and making a difference. With planning for Your Life Your Story 2019 now underway I am hoping you will support my continued efforts to amplify the voice of care experienced adults and care givers and help me fund this unique event. Every story matters and every small donation counts.

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7 months ago

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Page last updated on: 9/4/2019 20.14



  • Tamar Green

    Tamar Green

    Sep 4, 2019

    What a great project! Hope you reach your goal 💛


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Rosie Dickson

    Rosie Dickson

    Aug 24, 2019

    A fabulous project. Love to everyone involved.


  • Dee


    Aug 24, 2019

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


  • Cheryl corless

    Cheryl corless

    Aug 24, 2019

    Looking forward to meeting you all


  • 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.


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Amanda Knowles

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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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