Age 16, Lancashire
Together with my sister Emma, I’m involved in all sorts of social action projects. I volunteered at my local retirement home as part of my Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and I’m proud to say that I inspired Emma to choose to volunteer there too! I’ve also supported the charity Send a Cow to help people around the world who live in poverty, completed a sponsored swim for Children in Need, and I’m a Volunteer Police Cadet. I’m also passionate about supporting people who are homeless in Lancaster. I think it’s really important that we all take just a few hours from our week to help those who aren’t as lucky as we are.
Recently, I’ve spent time building my teamwork skills through activities such as canoeing, which have given me the confidence to encourage other young people to get involved in social action too.
I spent the summer on the National Citizen Service programme where I loved supporting a local cause, and can’t wait to get stuck in to my next social action project!