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Jake

Jake

Name: Jake Gibbins
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Leeds
Campaign: Young Carers

It was definitely a shock hearing that my mum had Multiple Sclerosis and one thing I knew was it would change my life - which it has.

 

Before I found out, I was like any other kid hanging out with my friends, but now I have to think about other things.

 

I have to try and juggle my school work with looking after my mum, which is always a challenge but I know it is one I have to do.

 

There is a lot of stigma around young carers and I did get picked on in school for it which was hard to take.

 

I chose to work with Fixers because they can help me create something really hard hitting. I also want to raise awareness around the issue and hopefully make a positive difference.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Alice Payne Amy Bretson
Amy Schimgeor Anusha Mathew
Anusha Mathew Bernard Kgomotso
Caroline Turner Catherine Berrington
Dane Hiscocks Deborah Bartlett
Emily Green Florence Manley
Joanna Wyld Jonathon Urmston
Jordan Brown Josh Craig
Joshua Hold Kate Pinnock
Katerina Lotova Kirsty Gill
Kirsty McMillan Lucy Dodds
Matthew Mallin Rebecca Langham
Rebecca Morris Roisin Cruise
Tom Slade Uh-Jung Lee

Leeds City Council has supported my Fix and helped with my Fixers campaign.

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