I met our local MP, Sir George Young, to discuss our project.
Sir George provided the following feedback:
‘I had a very useful meeting with Ashley, against a background of the tragic number of young suicides in the town in recent months.
‘Ashley knew a number of those who took their own lives, and is anxious to reach out to and help others who face similar despair.
‘He has a team of friends who share his commitment.’
He’s asked that we let him know how our project progresses.
Fixer Ashley Wright meets North West Hampshire MP, Sir George Young
An article about our Fix was published on the front page of the Andover Advertiser. Click on the image below to read it.
A screening has been held at The Junction in Andover to show our Fixers film.
Around twenty people attended including representatives from Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire Constabulary, Alabaré, Simply Health and Andover Foodbank.
Fixers Young Person's Coordinator, Wayne, gives an introduction at the screening.
We received the following feedback:
Vanessa Brown, Care and Support Manager for Alabaré Care’s young people’s services:
‘I thought it was very powerful – that was my first impression. It is just so poignant. I think that the young people voicing their opinions is more powerful than anything.
‘I’m going to investigate if there is the possibility of setting up a text service or some kind of Freephone service for young people when they need someone to talk to. For me, it’s a reminder of the work I need to continue doing.’
Michelle Evans, Youth Engagement Worker at The Junction:
‘The film and the subject matter are very emotive. My response is to want to do something to make it better.
‘Up until now this is an issue that’s been quite hidden. Bringing it out in the open will mean people can’t deny what’s going on.’
Nicole Bailey-Lowe (25):
‘I think the film was brilliant. It must be put into schools as these issues must be addressed.
‘If you know someone has gone through similar experiences you won’t feel so alone anymore.’