Darren Armstrong CEO of Be Strong was made homeless at 14yrs old, was in prison at 16yrs old and then 12 years of violence, drugs and chaos followed. However at 28yrs old, Darren went to church, became a Christian and is now CEO of a successful charity investing time and energy rehabilitating broken men’s lives. Darren currently mentors and teaches vulnerable adults how to become great men of God and community leaders.

High Sheriff’s Thank You Dinner

Darren represented Be Strong at a dinner hosted by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester ~ George Almond. Also in attendance was kind Be Strong supporter James Timpson. The evening was a brilliant success. George Almond shared with attendees his journey to becoming High Sheriff and how he had carefully selected 20 projects from the…

Reebok Football Friendly

A mixture of pastors, police officers local businessmen and ex-offenders battled it out on the pitch when they took on BWFC Men’s Health team in a friendly football match at the Reebok stadium. Reformed offenders from Bolton charity Be Strong, were given a helping hand by ex-BWFC legend Tony Kelly. The charity is supported by…

Bolton 10k Run

Bolton 10K took place on Sunday 22nd April 2012. 10,000 metres may not sound far but in “old money measurement” it is over 6 miles inlength! Darren’s wife Stephanie together with and Craighan Partners Accountants helped to raise over £500 for Be Strong. Stephanie finished the race 1hr 10m 55s and Martin Craighan finished the…

Be Strong Bowling

Thank to the kindness of a member of the Kings Church congregation, members of the Be Strong crew enjoyed a TenPin bowling session tonight! Engaging in different forms of recreational activities are an important part of the Be Strong Project’s process. It is important for Be Strong participants to find enjoyment and fulfillment from a…

A Blessed Day!

Mrs Stephanie & Mr Darren Armstrong – a very special day with many blessings. The amazing journey of Stephanie and Darren passed another treasured milestone today with their werdding at King’s Church in Bolton. Surrounded by family, personal and church friends and members of the Be Strong team, Darren’s pastor and personal hero, Derek Smith…

We’re On Our Way Toward A Mini Bus!

  May we on behalf of our clients extend a massive Be Strong thank you to Copy Print Services. They have kindly donated a printer and net book for us to raffle off to local businesses. Proceeds from the raffle will enable us buy a 7 seater vehicle for transporting clients to the gym and…

Our New Partner – The Message Trust

The Be Strong Project are pleased to announce that they are now working in partnership with The Message Trust. Both organisations are working together to give prolific priority offenders, ex offenders and drug/alcohol clients the opportunity to be trained and employed in social enterprises. In Greater Manchester, there are almost 10,000 workless ex-offenders. Only 45%…

Bolton v Man City Football

Be Strong visited the Reebok for the final game of the season and everyone enjoyed themselves impeccably. Unfortunately the result didn’t go Bolton’s way, City winning 2-0! Shame about the result – but you can’t have everything! Be Strong would like to thank Bolton Wanderers Football Club for their kind support. It is very much…

Local MP Visits Be Strong!

Local MP David Crausby paid a visit to see Be Strong today. David joined 10 clients in a personal development workshop. During his visit David commented, “I was very impressed with the project. It is really important to instill confidence in people. Nevertheless these sorts of projects are needed because they help people get off…