Age 12, Sheffield
Every week, I volunteer as a Rainbow helper for 142nd Frecheville Rainbows in Sheffield – a group of 5‐7 year-old girls who meet up to make friends, do crafts and support the local community. If I ever notice that one of the girls is upset or worried about something, I always make time to sit with her and talk to her to help her overcome her problems. I think it’s so important that girls are supported to be the best they can be, and I aim to inspire them to believe in themselves and not worry about peer pressure.
I also try and do this as a Guide and Patrol Leader for the other girls in my local unit. It’s not always easy, especially because I have some health difficulties, but I do my best. At Church, I’m always getting involved in readings and fundraising activities too, and I love feeling part of the community.
I believe social action has helped me grow in lots of ways. I used to be quite a shy person who felt nervous about trying new things. Now, I love a challenge and I love who I am, and it’s helping others that has made me that way.