STORIES FROM THE CHANGE FOUNDATION

Leanne & Lois

Age 22 & Age 18

Hit the Top Futures programme & Hit the Top Heroes programme

Leanne: "I first joined a Hit the Top club when I was 14. Then two years ago I did the Futures employability programme which really helped me with my confidence, if it wasn’t for that I would never have done this interview."

Lois: "I attended an event for people with visual impairments (VI) and a Change Foundation coach told me to come along to the regular Monday session. It’s made such a massive difference getting to know other girls and gives us role models and friendships. I speak up more, my confidence has grown. The apprenticeship has made me feel secure rather than doubting the future all the time. Hit the Top is much more than cricket; I live on my own so it’s like having a family around."

 

Lois and Leanne: "The biggest highlight was representing the UK in Nepal and going to play against Nepal in the first ever VI girls international cricket match. It was amazing, to see how they live and work, how different it is to us. We’ll never forget it."