Age 10, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
My school helped inspire me to get involved in social action – and so did another #iwill Ambassador Ryan Bickle who does a lot at my school to help other people. In Year 6 we can take part in a project, Making the World Awesome, to try and make the world a bit nicer. I was in Year 5 when I wanted to get involved in social action, so I started earlier particularly for my Dad who was very poorly with cancer. To help other families in my situation, my friends and I decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care and the St Mary’s Hospice.
We started our own business in our school called Cute As Buttons, buying and selling our stock and working out the profit for the charities. We’ve managed to run the shop for a whole term without needing any help, raising nearly £300!
I think my Dad would be proud of me because I have stuck with the shop for so long, even when I have to go to the shops to buy stock and get things ready in my free time every weekend. Before this, I didn’t know how brave I could be, but now I know that I can be very brave and think about other people, even when things make me sad. I’m really looking forward to being in Year 6 and working on the Making the World Awesome project – hopefully I’ll be able to get lots more of my friends involved in social action, too.