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'Emily'

'Emily'

Name: 'Emily'
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Birmingham
Campaign: To show young people growing up without a father that they’re not alone

I grew up without my dad around.

As a young girl, this really affected me. I felt rejected, unloved and unwanted by my father.

But I found role models in other family members. I learnt that I could look up to anyone that I could trust and confide in.

With Fixers, I want to show other young people, who don’t have a father figure in their lives, that they’re not alone.

There is always someone to turn to.

(Emily is not my real name because I would like to remain anonymous.)

Youth Social Action Fund 
My Fixers project was supported by the Cabinet Office’s Youth Social Action Fund.

 

As part of the Cabinet Office initiative ‘Step Up to Serve’, which is spearheaded by HRH the Prince of Wales, Fixers is working in partnership with the Youth Social Action Fund (YSAF) to offer the Fixer experience specifically to young people aged between 16 and 20 in Birmingham and parts of Kent.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

Charity No 298643    Company No 2194957