Age 15, London
I’ve been involved in social action since I was 9, through school. I started off by helping at the Northcote Library organising and clearing out books for younger children so they would have a better experience with reading. It was so rewarding to make a positive difference to my community, and I really enjoyed myself too!
After that I went on to get stuck in with lots of other social action projects, to help people both in my local community and around the world. I’ve been busy providing companionship to the elderly at Queens Court Elderly Home, fundraising to build a second classroom in a school in a small town in Kenya, and designing a bike shelter for St. Basil’s youth homelessness charity in Birmingham.
Recently, I participated in a course by All Star Coaching to allow me to volunteer for my local tennis club to help out and teach smaller children how to play and improve their tennis and overall sporting skills. In the summer I took part in the Three Peaks Challenge to fundraise for Step Up To Serve to encourage even more young people to become involved in social action.