Success Stories

A Very big well done to Nicola Osborne who has won the Bulldogs Outstanding member of the month award!
Nicola has been attending the Bulldogs for a few years now. we have seen Nic develop in fitness, strength and well-being over that time. Just recently Nic has been volunteering on a Friday and doing a Top Job in the kitchen. She has also recently started a new job  we have seen her go from strength to strength!
She’s always up for a social….a giggle and a cuppa…… well done Nicola.

When I left school I had no direction, didn’t know what to do or where to go for help. I have really enjoyed the Bridges to a Brighter Future course, especially the Anatomy and Physiology side of things which I find really interesting. I am a bit more confident now and much more positive about all things in my life.  The exercises I do here at The Bulldogs, learning how to box and being part of this group has helped with that.  I am even thinking of taking part in a white collar event.  I can now at least see myself working in the future which I couldn’t before”.

Taylor- A Young Person who successfully completed their Level 2 in Gym Instructing through our Bridges Programme. Taylor is  now volunteering with us-acting as a peer mentor to the other cohorts.

I have gone from not leaving my home for a couple of years to looking forward to the next time I come here. While attending the Armed Forces Drop In, the support I have received is second to none and I’ve got to say I lovecoming here. SSAFA have donated a couple of home appliances to me and actually changed my home from just being somewhere to sleep to a home. I can’t thank The Bulldogs enough. Because of them I met SSAFA, I get out and socialise now and I even started doing a bit of fitness recently. My life has changed for the better”.

Lyn- An Armed Forces Veteran who attends our Friday Drop-in sessions regularly . Lyn's confidence has grown immensley since starting with us. Lyn now attends additional social events and self led gym sessions. 

"Starting this course was just what I needed in a bad time- I felt welcome and safe"

Sam - a young person whol sucessfully completed his Level 2 in Gym Instructing through our Bridges Programme and is now working as a Fitness Instructor for Vitality - we are incredibly proud of his achievements. 

"Since being at The Bulldogs, the opportunities have seen this young person develop a sense of belongining and now has new goals in place. We have seen him slowly introduced to other young people and members of the community. He has continued with enthusiasm and new fire in his belly for life. To witness such growth in a young person who was slowly losing Faith and struggling to see a future has been fantastic". 

K was a young person recieving care and support and was referred to us by his carers. K recieved one to one support, fitness and help with Essential Skills. K sucessfully completed a Level 1 in Fitness and Leisure through our Bridges Course.