Eddie* was born in Edinburgh. He was abandoned by his Mum and Dad as a baby and brought up through the care system until he was kicked out at the age of 15. Leaving his homeland he travelled to Scarborough, where he tagged along with his ‘mates’, routinely taking pills and drugs.
During one of his ‘highs’, he decided to go shopping with a replica gun and steal a bag of crisps and a bar of chocolate. Eddie was quickly and easily found, arrested and ultimately jailed. Gram spent many hours with him. Over this time his life changed and Eddie was moved to change his focus for the future – to help young people and warn them not to make the same mistakes he had made.