I’d been a single parent for four years so a lot of that time was spent at home with my autistic son, Rhys.

I was at the job centre one day and Grant approached me and told me a bit about himself, about how he was an ex-athlete and he was now running a course for young adults to help them get what they want out of life.

From day one on the course I felt I was really good friends with Grant, he really helped me and gave me praise for what I was doing at home with my son. That really helped me and pushed me forward a lot.

After Get on Track finished, there was a time when I was deciding what to do, but during this time I often dressed up as Spiderman for Rhys and then one day I decided to get in touch with the local hospital. I collected 400 Easter Eggs and lots of books and then dressed as Spiderman I went into the children’s wards to give them away. The response I got from the kids was pretty cool and that gave me the idea to set up my business.

It’s gone crazy! I have a successful business now running children’s parties and whenever I do a party I put some of the funds I raise into a little bucket and the funds I raise from that, I use for holding parties or events for disabled children or children with autism. It’s good to see them in the community and having a nice time.

If I hadn’t met Grant that day in the job centre, I wouldn’t be doing what I am today, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to start my business.

The Get on Track course really helped me achieve what I wanted out of life.

Watch the video below to see how Get on Track helped Dale.