A very big thank you!
We were really impressed this week by two groups of young people who represented their schools in the Envision Community Apprentice Programme and chose Beyond the Horizon as the charity they wanted to champion in a pitching challenge. The young people worked with coaches from businesses across Birmingham to help them with confidence, team building and communication skills and the winning team won £100 for their chosen charity which we are very pleased to say, was us!
The young people spoke so passionately about why they wanted to support our work and shared with the audience that it was their own lived experiences of bereavement and loss that motivated them to choose Beyond the Horizon. We are extremely grateful!
They got creative in their presentations too. One young person wrote a poem which they were happy for us to share here:
There are mountains beyond mountains
And skies beyond skies
But when I see the horizon time seemed to fly
Reminiscing of those days
Cheerful laughter and joyful cries
Suddenly turn into anguish and monsters at night
But then those start to fade away
Burst in the light from the sun’s rays
I’ve been saved! I’ve been saved!
Because someone helped me get through those days.