Mark & Emma’s Story

Friday, July 18th, 2014 | Posted in Success stories

We are delighted to share the successMark and Emma - Stock photo story of Mark* & Emma, just one of the families who have been helped by a wellbeing grant from FTCT.

Emma and her husband, a carpet fitter, adopted Mark when he was two and half years old. Mark had a very tough early life and developed attachment disorders as he had never been with a family long enough to build a loving bond.

“Mark struggled terribly throughout his school life. Teachers at his school said he would always be delayed due to his background, but I felt there was more to the story. I took Mark to a clinical psychologist who confirmed that he is Autistic.”


Another charity told Emma about FTCT and how we might be able to help. Mark’s dad has been a carpet fitter since he was 17 years of age, so was eligible to apply. FTCT awarded a grant towards weekly one-to-one tuition sessions for a whole year.

Emma told FTCT, “The difference the grant and the sessions have already made to Mark is unbelievable. His school  have said the tuition has definitely made a difference to Mark’s confidence as he isn’t made to feel he has special needs. I would just like to say a big thank you to the charity for making my son’s school life a happier place to be. He is more alive, as a little boy should be, and enjoying school like every other normal child.”

If you know a child like Mark, who could use a helping hand, please contact Dora our grants co-ordinator on 0300 123 9002. A small grant from FTCT can make a huge difference.

*Names and images have been changed to protect identity.

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