Age 18, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Ever since I started volunteering as a Young Leader with my local Scout group, I’ve been passionate about encouraging and supporting young people to create a positive transformation in their lives.
I’ve recently been appointed Assistant District Commissioner for Youth Involvement in Scouts, which is an amazing recognition of my contribution. Through Scouting, I’ve had the privilege to meet influential figures such as HRH Prince Charles and the First Minister for Scotland. Alongside Scouts, I’m a volunteer coach for my local hockey club, hoping to inspire young people through sport.
On top of my work for young people, I also co-headed a fundraising campaign over a few months for a cancer charity as Head Boy at my high school. We raised over £26,000 – upholding our leading UK record for fundraising and showing how much young people can make a difference in a short space of time.
The youth voice is so important for communities – that’s why I created a Twitter account for a local, grassroots campaign to encourage votes at 16 and youth engagement in politics. I’m determined to continue being a champion for young people and giving my time to transform the lives of others.