When I was 14, I fundraised by caroling for Concern. It was freezing, but still so much fun, and I continued collecting for Concern every year from then on.
I also volunteered at my local school, mentoring younger pupils and preparing them for their Christmas showcase. I remember the older students helping me when we were that age, so I was eager to provide the same experience for others. I then volunteered in a British Red Cross charity shop for a few hours every Saturday.
I am now a member of ‘Amazing the Space’, a youth-led peacebuilding initiative that empowers young people across Northern Ireland.