WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Below is a selection of testimonials from clients, young people and their parents.
My son was being bullied for months when you came to his school and ran your anti-bullying seminar and worked with him on a one to one basis. He now attends school daily and is a completely different child who is happy and confident again. Thank you so much.. Sue Bridge
I started some volunteer work in Gary's charity at the age of 11, when i was apart of his kids teach kids team. I'm now 20 and the work we did then inspired me to work with vulnerable young people now. Toby
I had the pleasure of working with Gary over a couple of years in my capacity as a school sports co-ordinator for the special schools in and around Milton Keynes. The young people I work with have a range of physical, emotional and learning difficulties. Gary's work has been instrumental in giving these young people confidence in their own ability, self esteem, self defence and helping the development of their gross motor skills, co-ordination and balance.
Supporting the families of murdered young people has been at times very frustrating and traumatic, however working with Gary and his relentless positive energy and superb knowledge surrounding personal safety, knife avoidance and general life skills has given me and the MAMAA team a new sense of enthusiasm for the work we do. Gary has an amazing ability to connect emotionally with a lot of the young people our charity works with and his delivery style, whilst direct is supportive and very educational.
Lynne Costello MBE
Gary initially ran an assembly for my year 11 students on his anti-bullying concept. I was overwhelmed by the reaction from the students and within a few weeks, Gary became a regular visitor to my school. As a head teacher, I am always keen to explore educational initiatives that empower my students with those life skills that the normal school curriculum does not achieve. Gary's anti-bullying seminar and his wider life skills modules have played a massive part of filling this gap, and I recommend him and his work to any school. Andy McBernie
I run a primary school in the heart of Lincolnshire that has a wonderfully diverse cultural mix of pupils. Gary has been a welcome visitor to our school for over three years now with his limitless positive energy and great delivery style. His life skills courses are fun, high energy and yet very educational. I recommend Gary to any school or group that works with young people as his personal safety and anti-bullying knowledge is fantastic and has made a huge difference in the lives of our pupils. Tony Willows
Support, education and awareness are the foundation principles of our refuge for victims of domestic violence. Gary has been running his women's safety course at our refuge for many years and has a brilliant relationship with many of the ladies that unfortunately find themselves staying with us for a short period of time. His course content is about self value, building confidence and creating the right mindset to overcome domestic abuse. This course is powerful and has been very well received over the years. Tina Sullivan
Gary first ran his women's safety course at our offices in CMK seven years ago and since then has returned twice a year due to the popularity of the course and Gary himself. His experience in the industry coupled with his very friendly and approachable personality has made him a regular addition to our staff training calendar. Allan Footit