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Kelly Varley suffered a series of bereavements which left her at an all-time low. One day she opened up to her vicar and started going to church where she made a host of new friends - including her now fiancé!

‘Life was dark and sad, and I had no hope of it ever changing for me… Now I can’t stop smiling… I still take life one day at a time but the difference is now I can see a future.’

Kelly features as part of the book ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ published by Darton Longman and Todd (Sept 2014). (ISBN: 978-0-232-53109-1).  Watch a short video of her hope story 'Taking my heartache away' here: