Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Making a Difference

Heard a lovely story a few minutes ago from my colleague Lucie. 

She was visiting one of our volunteers, Chris Ling, in Cardiff yesterday. Whilst at a meeting with Turning Point that morning Chris was talking to one of the staff members about a job interview he has on Wednesday. He was a bit concerned about what to wear as he did not have any smart clothes.
Turning Point were able to offer him a 'shopping spree' where they bought him a suit, shirt, tie and shoes. 
Chris was over-the-moon with the generosity displayed by Turning Point, and could not wait for his interview where he could show off his new kit!! What a boost to his confidence and what encouragement for him to make the important step of seeking employment!   

3 comments:

Peter O'Loughlin said...

That's nourishment not encouragement, which is exactly what is needed, together with large dollops of nurturing.

Well done Turning Point

David Clark said...

I agree, Peter.

Chris was on phone to Lucie saying how good he felt in his new suit for his interview. Talk about enhancing self-esteem!

Yes, well done Turning Point and well done Chris!!

Julia said...

I have heard of Big issue doing a similar thing, although they apparently suplied a scond hand suit but bought new shoes for one of their vendors. They also gave him interview practice. I don't know if this was a one-off or it may be standard policy.