We were blown away when Angus Kennedy, also known as the real life Willy Wonka, joined us for our latest Drive Talks event.
Drive Talks is our version of Ted Talks; inspirational speakers share their personal stories and insights into how they have achieved their career goals. Angus, who is a TV personality and chocolate expert, talked us through how he ended up homeless and bankrupt. He spoke about how he felt during some very dark times but his story has a positive ending as he went on to become Britain’s chief chocolate taster.
He made a huge impression on our young people and from his tweets after the event, the feeling was perhaps mutual:
@Drive_Forward Thank u/ if I make it in Hollywood I'm coming to help you out! Thinking of The lovely people you work with ..all the time!
— Angus Kennedy (@AngusGKennedy) October 20, 2015
If you have an inspiring story to tell and can spare an evening to share it with a group of young care leavers, we would be delighted to hear from you.