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Imogenn

Imogenn

Name: Imogenn Thornton
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Preston
Campaign: To help young people deal with the loss of a loved one

​When my stepdad died, it really affected me. I was like a daughter to him and it came as a real shock.

I didn’t know how to deal with the pain so I tried to block it all out and I lost control.

I was taking drugs and drinking. I thought that everything would get better and it didn’t. I now realise I could have lost my home, my family and my child.

One thing which helped me to turn my life around was getting a job at a funeral directors.

By looking after people who have passed away, I feel as though I’m doing something for the families affected.

I would have wanted someone to have done the same for my stepdad.

With Fixers, I want to help young people, who have lost a loved one, to speak out.

They should know that they are not alone in their grief.

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Sally Proctor is from the bereavement support service and supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my TV film.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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