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The Wharf - - Royal Docks Canning Town -

Two for­mer Caramel Rock stu­dents are show­ing just what the char­ity can do for young people that may have oth­er­wise been left be­hind.

Joy­line Cas­tro, now 21, came to Caramel Rock through an NHS re­fer­ral af­ter she suf­fered with men­tal health is­sues from a young age.

She is now study­ing Level 3 in man­u­fac­tur­ing and fash­ion and last year was awarded with a cer­tifi­cate from the Jack Petchy Awards for Ex­cel­lence in draw­ing af­ter she com­pleted her Level 2 NVQ with the char­ity.

Joy­line’s mother, Josephine De-Lenge, said: “It has been re­ally good for her de­vel­op­ment as she is a re­ally tal­ented artist and has pro­gressed from draw­ing and de­sign­ing and has re­cently bought a sewing ma­chine and started mak­ing clothes.”

Stu­dent Joeddy Poliq­uit, 21, landed a job with a Lon­don fash­ion house Os­man Stu­dios af­ter the char­ity got her paid work ex­pe­ri­ence there as part of the fash­ion ap­pren­tice course she did with them.

The ex­pe­ri­ence helped her get onto a fash­ion man­age­ment de­gree course at Not­ting­ham Trent Univer­sity.

Joeddy, said: “I wouldn’t be where I am now with­out the sup­port the char­ity has given me, which led to me get­ting such a strong con­nec­tion in the fash­ion in­dus­try.”

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