One of my Fixers team members, Joely Colmer, has won a vInspired regional award (South West) for her all round commitment to volunteering.
The awards recognise and celebrate young people and youth workers who’ve made an extraordinary contribution to their communities through volunteering.
Over 100 people attended my 'Fight for Change' event in Poole to watch live bands, skate bike and scooter demos, and two motivational speakers.
Speaking at the event was Joely Colmer (21) who described her experience with Asperger's Syndrome, and Simon Thompson (24) who was paralysed in a motorcycle accident just two years ago before learning to ride a motorcycle again.
'Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak at the 'Fight For Change' event. It was brilliant to see so many young people rejoicing together, learning and having fun at the skate park! It really was disability awareness at its best, by focusing on the positives and not the negatives. I'm so proud of Chandos for making it all happen!'
Other feedback was equally as supportive, see what others had to say below:
'Great set up, my boys aged 12 and 9 enjoyed the event and it made them think about disabilities.'
'Fantastic night, great cause, great entertainment.'
It was a great event and was really inspirational to hear from so many people about their experiences. The picture below shows everyone who helped out with the event.
To see the poster for my event, click the link below.