I visited Number 10 Downing Street in December to meet Prime Minister David Cameron and talk about my campaign!
The event was hosted in commemoration of the National Lottery's 20th birthday celebrations, where I rubbed shoulders with a host of celebrities and politicians.
To get the opportunity to shake David Cameron's hand and speak about my campaign was fantastic. Here's what he had to say:
'The work Aadam is doing to benefit others by using his past experience is admirable.'
I'm so grateful he took the time to speak to me. It was a moment I'll never forget.
Scroll down to see pictures from the event.
Fixer Aadam Elahi with Prime Minister David Cameron
Fixer Aadam Elahi outside Number Ten Downing Street
I was interviewed on London Live with Melissa James - a singer/songwriter who is raising money for Fixers through her gigs. You can click on the image below to watch the video.
I was among a group of young people invited to attend the Diana Award Social Action Showcase at the House of Lords. We were asked to share details of the projects we are working on to help create change in our communities.
The Minister for Civic Society, Nick Hurd MP, and Dame Julia Cleverdon gave speeches at the event. We also participated in a Q&A session on the topic of volunteering.
I am honoured to have won a prestigious Diana Courageous Citizen Award for my work with young people. I received my certificate at a ceremony in London on Friday 28th February.
The award recognises young people whose courageous approach to life has made a positive impact on the lives of others.
Fixer Aadam after receiving the Diana Award
I represented Fixers at international auction house Christie’s staff quiz night. I spoke to the employees about my Fixers project and showed them a copy of my book, which you can see below.
Aadam with comedian Stephen Frost who was the quizmaster for the evening.
I held two storytelling and craft workshops on 10th August 2013 at the Waltham Forest Libraries. The event was great! I presented my book to two groups of young children and their parents, who really enjoyed 'Itchy Witchy'.
Here is some feedback from the parents at the event:
'Aadam was an engaging storyteller and his book is amazing! I suffered badly from eczema when I was a child and there was nothing like this available.'
'A fantastic story and a wonderful way to learn about eczema. It's great to see something good come from a challenging situation.'
'An excellent idea. After my experience with my daughter, this kind of thing is definitely needed.'
'Really good, great local author, young people need support like this.'
My story was featured in the Waltham Forest Guardian. You can read more about my story by clicking this link.