I am a 42 year old father of 3. I have struggled for many years to make ends meet in a variety of dead end jobs. Now my children are almost grown up and taking their exams it is an ideal opportunity for me to start over, to retrain, to be someone better.
unfortunately, i have no savings and getting that first foot on the ladder is expensive. I am trying to raise my first year tuition fees for an open university course in creative writing.
Everyone has a story to tell, I have the ideas, and the passion. I want my kids to be proud of me, and to finally be able to improve myself as a man and as a father.
In all honesty, i'm not expecting to meet my goal. The generosity of strangers is a wonderful thing however, and i remain optimistic.
If you can spare a few quid for an old sci-fi nerd to fulfill his ambitions, then please do.