Hi, my name is Toby, I am 41 & live in Bournemouth, Dorset
I have recently turned my life around, thanks to a Christian faith based charity called Teen challenge.
I entered Willoughby house back in 2014 to begin a 10 month rehabilitation program.
Before entering I was a lost & broken man, I was suicidal & could not see a way out, I couldn't see what the point of life was.
My doubts & my way of thinking led me into years & years of drink & drug abuse that nearly killed me.
I was a desperate man & had 2 beautiful children I wanted to be a father to but I could not beat my addictions.
Entering Teen Challenge after a drug worker suggested it I have never looked back & It has changed my life.
The encounters of God I experienced while in this place was something I've never experienced before, It gave me a whole new outlook on life!
Jesus has set me free from my addictions, I am no longer controlled by any substances I no longer drink, smoke or takes drugs.
Everything that I was looking for & chasing in life I found in Christ, it was only then everything made sense.
On the 21st of September 2014 I was baptised, born again & have a new life with a brand new vision!
While in a Fridays art class in Teen Challenge I began doodling, I began drawing the Vision7 logo, from this I feel that God has inspired me to use it on clothes etc..
I wasn't quite sure why or what for as I have no idea about fashion or even clothes! but I was getting conformation by certain things that made me smile...
So..I sent off my drawing to be trademarked & was excepted, still.. I had no idea what to do next, so I prayed about it.
That following day a visitor came into Teen Challenge sharing his story & what he does & it was helping orphan children.
From this I felt led to launch a Vision7 clothing line to support orphan children.
After completing the Teen Challenge program I have put all my savings into getting a few clothes made up to sell to help fund this project.
I would be so grateful for your support & I hope us together can do some amazing things & save some children's lives.