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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Publish a life story book. A journey of abuse, neglect, crime, punishment & overcoming adversity. Hoping to help others.

Leeds, UK
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Story

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 a 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.
All direct proceeds of the book will go to charity.
Thank you.

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  • Andrew Brierley22 days ago
    Andrew Brierley

    Andrew Brierley

    22 days 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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Page last updated on: 10/18/2018 7:35 PM

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  • George ward

    George ward

    Oct 18, 2018

    Fantastic, looking forward to reading and sharing.

    £10.00

  • Joel Hanna

    Joel Hanna

    Oct 18, 2018

    Look forward to the launch and book signing!

    £25.00

  • Thomas Hart

    Thomas Hart

    Oct 18, 2018

    Good luck Andi, looking forward to reading it!

    £20.00

  • Emmal (MST)

    Emmal (MST)

    Oct 16, 2018

    All the best with this very exciting venture!

    £20.00

  • Duncan and Hollie

    Duncan and Hollie

    Oct 16, 2018

    Good luck with the funding Andi! Can't wait to read your story mate!

    £20.00

  • Martyn Stenton

    Martyn Stenton

    Oct 14, 2018

    Good luck with this Andi. We are looking forward to reading it. Is there a sequel planned?!

    £30.00

  • Spark ste

    Spark ste

    Oct 13, 2018

    Ya better have my name in this I wanna be famous

    £20.00

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Andrew Brierley

Andrew Brierley

Leeds, UK

Trauma Experienced Care experienced Prisoner Child Looked After Specialist

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