For the last three years, I’ve volunteered for a unique and special project: Women Against Sexual Exploitation and Violence Speak UP (WASSUP).
We’re a team of 35 young women who raise awareness of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual violence. Altogether, we’ve delivered workshops to 2,200 schoolchildren across Suffolk.
Volunteering has given me the confidence to speak up and take the lead, and I’m now a representative on our local safeguarding board.
My plans are to take a year out of education so I can volunteer full-time with WASSUP and keep working to deliver hope, positivity and change.