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Tommy

Tommy

Name: Tommy Gundry
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Liskeard, Cornwall
Campaign: To encourage employers to hire disabled candidates

I was left paralysed as a child when I had a tumour removed from my back.

 

I now rely on a wheelchair and I feel like this has had an impact on the way employers view me, as I was unemployed for 18 months despite having good qualifications.

 

With the help of Fixers, I created a leaflet to show employers how people with disabilities are just as capable of doing a job as those without.

 

I want to remove the stigma that hiring a disabled person will be hassle and a lot of effort when that’s not the case.

 

I now have a job and I feel I have a more positive outlook on life because of this - I want other people to be able to experience the same.

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

 

Adam Ashman

Francesca Cuthbert

Kelly Ronaldson

Nick Carr

Pete Skea, Disability Cornwall

Pete supports my campaign and provided an interview for my TV story broadcast on ITV News.

 

Kate Reed, Real Ideas Organisation

Kate Reed appeared in my broadcast piece to support my campaign.

May 2014

I was featured on BBC Radio Cornwall to discuss my campaign.

 

My campaign was also featured in the West Morning News and the Cornish Guardian.

 

April 2014

My Fixers leaflet is now complete! You can read it by clicking below.

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