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Sophie Drogomirecki

Sophie Drogomirecki

Name: Sophie Drogomirecki
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2019
Location: Maidstone
Campaign: Wristbands for young carers.

Growing up as a young carer was tough. I didn't have the best childhood because of everything going on at home.

 

Both my parents needed help and I had to grow up fast.

 

I had great support from the charity Crossroads, but at secondary school I don't think teachers fully understood the responsibilities I had.

 

There were times I needed to leave the classroom and take a phonecall about my parents, but the teachers wouldn't let me.

 

I have designed a wristband for young carers. It's reversible so they can choose whether to show the words 'I Am A Young Carer' or change it to 'Awesome, Confident, Legend.'

 

I hope it helps teachers recognise who might need a bit of help and understanding in the classroom.

Thank you to the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust for supporting me with this fix.

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