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BBC The Apprentice star hails inspiring new docu-film about social entrepreneur

BBC The Apprentice star Tim Campbell has hailed the release of a new documentary film about a man who has overcome personal challenges to dedicate his life to supporting marginalised communities.

From Pain to Purpose chronicles the incredible real life story of Lawrence Tijjani, a man who has overcome multiple personal, physical, and mental health-related setbacks to turn his experiences into a lifelong mission to help young people find their greatness.

The documentary takes viewers on a journey through Lawrence’s life, from his early struggles to his eventual triumphs, including his mission to learn to walk again following a severe epileptic fit.

“The power of Lawrence’s testimony should not only inspire but also provoke,” said Tim Campbell MBE. “Provoke a reality check about our own goals, challenges and excuses, if they exist. For Lawrence’s raw and revealing sharing of his story lifts a lid on what real resilience looks like and what the power of the human mind can achieve when surrounded by love and guided by an internal drive never to accept second best. Watch it. Be inspired. Then get what’s yours!”

Lawrence was inspired to share his story in order to show younger people that struggles and setbacks don’t define them and challenges can be overcome. The documentary is the first major project for Lawrence since he launched Just a Guy, a non-profit which supports young people to develop essential interpersonal skills and enhance their employability prospects.

The film has been directed by TJ Ajose. “Lawrence’s story is one that will resonate with viewers of all ages and backgrounds,” said TJ. “We are thrilled to be able to share his story with the world and hope that it will inspire others to overcome their own challenges, achieve their dreams, and, most importantly, help those less fortunate than themselves.”

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