15 year old Alex has an amazing imagination and creativity, and attends the Self Managed Learning Centre in Brighton and is flourishing there. We awarded Alex to fund the 2018 school fees at SMLC.

Alex says: “This award is giving me an education that I attend and learn in. SMLCollege is such a unique opportunity that only a few can experience and that I’m glad to be a part of. So, thank you and that’s the truth.

Update February 2019

Now 15, Alex’s mother says “She is becoming an independent, articulate, caring and considerate young person, with an awareness of how she functions and that she can do some things very well. There has been a massive shift in how she performs in all aspects of life and in 2018 spoke at a Starr Trust event at short notice and participated in filming for the Trust. She is now working hard towards her GCSEs and is the Mental Health rep at Self Managed Learning Centre.

Her award will pay for her final year of study at Self Managed Learning Centre. This award has been sponsored by Drum Technologies.

Update November 2018

Alex and her mother Janine featured in our video, to help us raise a whopping £44000 at the recent Starr Trust ball. We thank Alex and Janine for sharing their story so beautifully.