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Personal stories

Every year we deliver thousands of projects that create better places, improve people's prospects and encourage greener, healthier lifestyles.

This means that every day we are changing people's lives for the better.

Here are just a few of their stories:

Jordan's story

"I’m helping the river... but it’s also helped me."

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Elwyn's story

"When you get older, there’s a fear about who to speak to about things like bills."

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Chynna and Tom's story

Chynna and Tom from Northumberland volunteered with Groundwork's 'Blooming Well' project that helps people with dementia.

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Danii's Story

"I was just one of those kids that was always getting into trouble. I didn't have a plan. But as soon as I started volunteering I realised - I can help people."

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Meryem's Story

Issues at home meant Meryem was distracted at school and predicted to not reach her potential in her GCSEs. Our Achievement Coaches helped her to succeed.

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Clare's story

"Thanks to the Green Doctors I don't have to worry now." Our Green Doctors are tackling fuel poverty with greener lifestyles and support to help people take control.

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Antony's story

After coming out of care and being unemployed Antony felt like he had nothing and nobody. His apprenticeship on our Green Team helped him turn his life around.

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Irene's story

Irene transformed derelict land near her flat into a much needed green oasis to bring her neighbours together and improve heath and wellbeing where she lives.

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Lauren's story

After dropping out of university Lauren was unsure where to go next - until she joined a programme run by Groundwork.

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Hanan's story

"We're ready now, we're ready for winter!" Hanan struggled to keep her family's home warm in the winter. Our Green Doctors helped her take control.

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Cyan's story

"I can’t remember the last time I picked up a wheelbarrow, but it made me realise that there is more to life than tapping away at a keyboard"

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