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Lizzie

Lizzie

Name: Lizzie Clark
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Cumbernauld, Scotland
Campaign: To challenge negative stereotypes in Cumbernauld

I live in the Scottish town of Cumbernauld, which isn’t far from Glasgow.

In my opinion, the area is given a bad image and I want to challenge people’s negative perceptions.

I also want to tackle the unfair stereotypes attached to the young people that live here.

It’s sad when society puts labels on people because of their beliefs, how they look or where they come from.

With Fixers and the rest of my team, I’m helping to create a print campaign to try to stop people making these judgements.

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


Angela Kelly

Chelsea Reid

Colin Mitchell

Dom Doherty

James Douglas

Kinsey-Elaine McCallum

Michelle McGeehan

Rachal Connal

Samantha Weldon

Sarah Watson

Suzanne Ure

Thomas Galloway

Sanctuary Scotland

Sanctuary is the UK’s leading provider of care, housing and community services.

 

The not-for-profit organisation is backing our campaign and working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people across the country address the issues they want to fix.

 

With over 94,000 units of accommodation across Scotland and England, Sanctuary believe that building strong communities and inspiring people to make a real difference is as important as providing them with a home.

 

Cumbernauld College

Kelly Cunningham supported our Fix by arranging for young people from the college to take part in the project production day.

 

David Brown, Producer
David Brown, a producer currently working on a TV series being shot in Cumbernauld, has supported our project. He offers his thoughts and opinions in our broadcast film.

 

Tom Johnston, Local Historian
Tom has supported our Fix. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in the broadcast piece about the project.

September 2014

A story about our campaign was featured in the Cumbernauld News. You can click on the image below to read the full article.

 

 

 

Here's what two college lecturers had to say about our Fixers poster:

 

'Really great striking poster which encourages us to think about the way we judge people on a daily basis. Well done to all involved.'

 

'Great poster which should be used in all educational settings. I can't wait to put this up in the classroom and get students opinions on it.'

 

A charity called The Benjamin Foundation also got in touch with us to ask about using our poster. They work with children and young people and wanted to display our resource. Read some of the positive things they said about Fixers and our campaign below:

 

'The posters will be displayed throughout our communal rooms and also in young people's own private space.

 

'We have chosen to use the posters as they address the areas many of our young people face, the posters are also appealing and address diversity and equality.

 

'We are signing up for your newsletter, and hope to encourage our young people to work with you.'

 

To take a look at our poster, click the link at the bottom of this page.

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