Stories of Transformation

The best way of seeing how we make a difference is seeing and listening first hand to what children and young people have to say about TLG and the difference that has been made to their lives.

Damien’s Story

Damien’s Story

Before Damien started coaching, he was on track for a permanent exclusion. Thankfully, Damien met his Early Intervention Coach Christine, and things started to change.

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Frankie’s Story

Frankie’s Story

Bullied, lonely, unhappy. This was life for Frankie before she met Kate, her TLG Early Intervention coach. Thanks to the support of Kate, Frankie has, in her own words, gone from “extremely sad to happy.” 

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Jaiden’s Story

Jaiden’s Story

When Jaiden struggled with his school work, he would kick out and run away. He constantly battled with his emotions, feeling sad, angry and abandoned. Now, his life has done a complete 360 thanks to support from the TLG Education Centre team.

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Andy and Sharon’s Story

Andy and Sharon’s Story

According to a local council report, nearly half the children are growing up in poverty in the borough of Luton, Bedfordshire. For families like Andy and Sharon's, the TLG Make Lunch here is providing a vital lifeline during the school holidays.

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Aimee’s story

Aimee’s story

Before Aimee began her Early Intervention coaching, her young life was gripped by an anxiety that filled her with fear at the thought going to school. Then Aimee met her TLG Early Intervention coach and things started to change. Dramatically.

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Lewis’ story

Lewis’ story

TLG helps thousands of children every year. But 20 years ago, there was just one boy that kicked it all off. Lewis, now in his thirties, has no doubt that TLG transformed his life for good.

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Julie’s story

Julie’s story

School holidays used to be difficult for Julie's family. That was until her local church began TLG Make Lunch.

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Ryan’s story

Ryan’s story

As a child, Ryan was bound by anger and wore a frown from day to day. With support from his TLG Early Intervention coach that his frown became a smile, and 5 years on – the smile remains. 

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George’s story

George’s story

Before attending a TLG education centre, George found himself sent out of class 9 times out of 10. But now, at the age of 22, he can look back on his years at TLG and truly describe them as transformational.

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Brooke’s story

Brooke’s story

When things at school took a turn for the worse, Brooke lost respect for the adults around her. But with her TLG Early Intervention coach Jo by her side, Brooke has pieced back together what was lost and her future is looking so much brighter.

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O’Shane’s story

O’Shane’s story

O'Shane's inspiring story is one about working through disappointment and setbacks to get back on track with education.

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Sarah’s story

Sarah’s story

For single mum Sarah and her children, the school holidays used to cause worry and uncertainty. Now, with their local TLG Make Lunch club's support, the holidays are a time of joy and relief.

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Leon and Helen’s story

Leon and Helen’s story

Out of the blue, Leon and his mum Helen found themselves invited to TLG Make Lunch at their local church in Hull. It was once a long and challenging 6 weeks, but now the summer break is one of their favourite times of the year.  

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Darian’s story

Darian’s story

Darian is one of thousands of young people who were excluded from school. Statistically, his life should have followed a devastating path. Thankfully, he gained a place at TLG and five years on he's living a life filled with hope.  

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Villjams’ story

Villjams’ story

Over and over, Evija was called in to the school office; Villjams, her son, was in trouble again. Looking for help in a brand new country, little did she know that hope was just around the corner thanks to her local church.

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Joe’s story

Joe’s story

When Joe struggled to fit in at school, it was his TLG coach Phil who helped him to be confident in who he was made to be and unlocked his passion for the great outdoors.

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Joanne and Marcie’s story

Joanne and Marcie’s story

Marcie is one of over a million children that receive free school meals during term-time. For her mum Joanne, it was a local church that provided the answer to her greatest fear: ‘how will I feed my daughter?’

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Jay’s story

Jay’s story

Sleepless nights and anxious days – that’s what life was like for Louise before TLG stepped in to support Jay, her son. Now, everything has changed and the future is looking hopeful.

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Millie-Rae’s story

Millie-Rae’s story

When Millie-Rae first arrived at one of our TLG education centres, her life was defined by anger and anxiety to the point that she even struggled to breathe. But her time at TLG offered her the release that she so desperately needed.  

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Brandon’s story

Brandon’s story

For Brandon, communicating how he was feeling was harder than for other children. We asked his coach Christine how coaching through TLG has helped him to speak out. 

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Tierney’s story

Tierney’s story

Throughout her childhood, Tierney’s struggles with anxiety robbed her of happiness. She feared everything and no one could come near her. But her time at TLG returned to her the joy she had lost and allowed her to be the person she was meant to be.

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Rory’s story

Rory’s story

When Rory first came into contact with TLG, he was an angry student who was heading in a dangerous direction. His 180 degree turn around shows that his journey is only heading up.

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Asher’s story

Asher’s story

When Asher and her nan Lydia first met Lorna, a TLG coach from their local church, they could never have imagined the complete transformation that would unfold in their lives. Just one weekend was enough to turn back years of struggle for Lydia.

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Kizzy’s story

Kizzy’s story

When Kizzy was referred to one of our London education centres, she came with a warning. Our team were told there was no way this girl could turn things back around. But now, Kizzy’s future is looking more hopeful than ever. 

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Danny’s story

Danny’s story

Drawn into crime, excluded from school and a challenging childhood. Statistically, Danny  was on course for a life lacking hope. Things have panned out dramatically differently and years after he’s thankful for the life-changing impact TLG had on his life.

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Ruby’s story

Ruby’s story

When Emma’s daughter Ruby was struggling in school and was offered a TLG Early Intervention coach, little did they know it would start them on an exciting journey of faith and healing.

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