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£1,375raised of £1,500 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,375 to Publish a life story book. A journey of abuse, neglect, crime, punishment & overcoming adversity. Hoping to help others.

    Leeds, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th November 2018

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    Throughout my young life, I lived through servere Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma to the point of being taken into care.
    I now work as a Child Looked After Specialists for the Youth Offending Service.
    Between my time in Care and becoming a professional, I spent almost 4 years in custody spread across 4 prison sentences for various offences.
    I was smoking by 11 and taking drugs aged 12 which were given to me by an adult. I was excluded from school which was a catalyst for the chain of events that unfolded which led me to my first prison sentence age just 17.
    I would like my story of change to help others facing similar adversity to over come drug addiction, cycle of offending and help children in Care raise their aspiration.
    Professionals working directly with young people that offend can gain a better understanding of the details that young people often keep to themselves.
    As children we make choices, however some choices are made for us and our choices are often based on behaviours we learn from those closest to us.
    With your help, the publisher has agreed to publish in Spring 2019, however I need to raise £2000 for initial costing.
    The book is titled 'Your Honour - Can I Tell You My Story' and is a Story of sorrow and achievement.
    If you can support me, please contribute as any amount will count and those that wish will receive a special mention in the book.
    Initial proceeds of the book will go to charity.
    Thank you.



    • Andrew Brierley6 months ago
      Andrew Brierley

      Andrew Brierley

      6 months ago

      Thanks everyone that has supported the project to help offenders and ex offenders raise their aspirations. Wouldn't it be great if more people released from prisons were able to work as professionals and help others stop offending? Your support is very much appreciated. We are at 30% which is great but we need a little more so share with friends and spread the word. ❤

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    • Anonymous


      Nov 12, 2018

      Well done Andi x


    • Jim Hopkinson

      Jim Hopkinson

      Nov 4, 2018

      Looking forward to reading this Andi. Good luck with the publication


    • Sagir Gulzar

      Sagir Gulzar

      Oct 24, 2018

      Big love!


    • George ward

      George ward

      Oct 18, 2018

      Fantastic, looking forward to reading and sharing.


    • Joel Hanna

      Joel Hanna

      Oct 18, 2018

      Look forward to the launch and book signing!


    • Thomas Hart

      Thomas Hart

      Oct 18, 2018

      Good luck Andi, looking forward to reading it!


    • Emmal (MST)

      Emmal (MST)

      Oct 16, 2018

      All the best with this very exciting venture!


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    Andrew Brierley

    Andrew Brierley

    Leeds, UK

    Trauma Experienced Care experienced Prisoner Child Looked After Specialist

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