Driving Lessons for Refugee to enable work

by EmmaC in Horsham, West Sussex, England

Driving Lessons for Refugee to enable work

To raise money to fund driving lessons and test for a refugee who has leave to remain in the UK after fleeing his country for safety.

by EmmaC in Horsham, West Sussex, England

We did it
On 9th February 2018 we successfully raised £595 with 19 supporters in 15 days

I have been a friend to a  refugee for nearly two years. A young man who was forced to flee from his country for fear of his life for his work in helping the US & UK army. Unfortunately I can't write any further detail on that up here. 

He has been granted leave to remain in the UK and has a work permit, but is struggling to get any sort of life in order. 

He has tried to find work for nearly 2 years, and has had little luck. He is kind, clever and hardworking, and life is not giving him any breaks. 

One stumbling block is that many jobs need him to have a UK driving license. He can drive but needs to learn the 'English' way to be able to pass his test, so he requires some regular driving lessons and to pass his test. 

I'm trying to raise funds to help him in this small way, as he is losing hope in humanity and life at the moment. 

Please don't feel any pressure to join in, but if you could spare any help, I know it would go a long way to helping someone's life turn around a little. 

Thanks so much for your time. 

Emma 

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