I was 13 when I first came across the youth service in Bradford. It’s seen by many as a crucial lifeline, a chance to meet new people and a way to learn new skills.
Sadly, as in the rest of the country, funding for these services is being cut.
Despite our successful campaign to reduce the 80 per cent cuts originally proposed by Bradford City Council last year, to 36 per cent, we still think it’s a huge loss.
The youth service is something that young people care greatly about, as we know how life changing this provision can be.
Therefore, with Fixers, we’ve helped to create a film urging decision-makers to consider the impact of their actions.
I’ve had a really good upbringing and if it’s changed my life so much, think about what the youth service means to those who’ve got absolutely nothing!
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:
Bradford City Council
Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford City Council’s portfolio holder for Children and Young People’s Services, supported our Fix by providing an interview for the broadcast news item.
The following people also supported the project by appearing in my Fixers film to explain how the youth service has changed their lives:
Bradford Councillor and former Youth Zone member
MP for Bradford South
Former Youth Zone member and BCB Radio presenter
Former Youth Zone member and student
Former Youth Zone member and graduate
Youth Zone member
An article about my Fixers campaign was featured on the Bradford Telegraph & Argus website. Click the link below to read!
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.