“After an unhappy adolescence in Cornwall, I arrived in London for the first time on my 19th birthday, with no job and nowhere to live. I asked a cab driver what he’d suggest and he responded with, “go back home son.” When I told him that wasn’t an option, he took me to a small hotel where his wife was the housekeeper and she let me stay in the linen room, on a camp bed, until I had chance to sort myself out.
Forty years later, I returned to Cornwall, having sold my business, which by then, had a turnover of $1bn! I have created STAND FOR to do just what that couple did for me, namely, give someone a chance.”
FOUNDER OF STAND FOR
unfair treatment of young people with special needs.
Two years ago my access to funding was about to be removed.LAUREN'S STORY
fair treatment of young people with exceptional challenges.
Howard, then aged 16, suffered a massive brain stem stroke in October 2011.Howard's story
STAND FOR is a not for profit organisation which supports young people from 15 to 25, where others have let them down, either through a lack of expertise, desire, budget or sometimes, all three. The STAND FOR mission is to, empower and support young people, to ensure they get their fair chance.More About Us
THE STAND FOR FAMILY
We STAND FOR justice, hope and the belief that there is another, better way. Everyone's story is different and their reasons for turning to STAND FOR vary too. When, for example, you are suffering with a serious health condition, the emotional impact can leave you and your family feeling lost, exposed and vulnerable in a way you have never experienced before. No young person should feel helpless to resolve their personal difficulties and that is why STAND FOR has been created.
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