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Britannie

Britannie

Name: Britannie Crossfield
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Birmingham
Campaign: Encouraging Fitness for Females

My aim is to encourage young women to get involved in sport.

 

I think there is a two-sided problem - the stigma that exists around women wanting to compete in typical 'masculine' sports, but also the fact that many girls don’t think exercise is feminine enough.

 

With the help of Fixers, I’m creating a series of posters which will hopefully inspire more young women to lead a more active life.

 

In doing so, I hope this negative perception surrounding younger females who partake in sporting activities will change as well.

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

 

Alice Menzel  

Cameron O'Flaherty  

Danni Pavey  

Deana Howlett  

Emily Osborne  

Emma Ilsley  

Hollie Palmer  

Isobelle Preedy  

Jennifer Horton  

Jennifer Ikouara  

Jessica Myatt  

Jessica Ottley  

Katie Griffiths

Leah Lansdown  

Macauley Cleary  

Megan Collis  

Rosie White  

Saira Rabed  

Samantha Ralph  

Savannah Gonzale  

Shannon Cooks  

Sian O'Rourke  

Sinead Devesey  

Sophie Landsdown  

Stacey Bird  

Vanessa Law

October 2013

I have received some positive feedback from my campaign following my broadcast item! See below:

 

'I just wanted to say how fantastic this initiative is. As a young child I was always a little shy and lazy, hence why I avoided P.E at school, this gave me a free pass to eliminate sport from my life.

 

'But at the age of 25 I decided to take up running and the gym. Although it was a little daunting at first, I began to enjoy myself, it gave me a real confidence boost and I found something I was good at.

 

'Now at the age of 29 I am training to run my first half marathon and have raised over £500 for the National Autistic Society!

 

'You guys are a real inspiration!'

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