Joshua and Jeanette’s Story

Friday, January 17th, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Success stories

It’s our pleasure to share with you the mother and sonsuccess story of Joshua and Jeanette, one of the families whose life has been changed by an education grant from FTCT.

Joshua is the youngest of six siblings whom FTCT has supported with travel costs to and from college since 1998. His mother Jeanette worked in textile mills all her life, before she fell ill.

I was diagnosed with bronchial asthma about 25 years ago after working in mills with harsh chemicals most of my adult life. I couldn’t work, which in turn meant that I struggled with money. The charity helped me with the children’s bus fares to and from college, which is outside of the town that we live in.”

Joshua, now 17yrs has just achieved his Level 3 Diploma in ICT, with double grades. He is hopeful he will be able to attend university in the future.

Jeanette told FTCT: “All my six children have greatly benefitted from help and support from FTCT. Without the financial help for bus fare, they would not have been able to attend the local college of their choice, where they have all done so well. I can’t thank FTCT enough and will be in their debt forever. I hope one day we can repay them.”

If you know a child like Joshua who needs a helping hand with their education costs, please get in touch. There are still funds remaining for this academic year, subject to demand.

To see if we can help, please call Dora our grants co-ordinator on 0300 123 9002 or apply online today.

2 Responses

  1. Alex on January 25, 2014 at 12:48 pm:

    I am actually smiling from ear to ear with the good work you do and the relief you bring to families and children in need.

  2. Alex on January 25, 2014 at 12:48 pm:

    I am actually smiling from ear to ear with the good work you do and the relief you bring to families and children in need.

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