If you re-read the above headline & substitute “young Londoner’s” for any other community or group of people, the statement still rings true. After all, it’s real change and having a meaningful social impact and outcome that we are all working towards, in order to help save more lives.
London’s City Hall building
However, given that we’re based in London and also that the medical fraternity tell us that younger donors are preferable, in particular if they are from the Black Asian, Minority Ethnic & mixed race communities, in recent months Margot’s Auntie Nadia and I have been getting to know & working with the Peer Outreach Team within the Education and Youth Team at City Hall.
At The Young Londoner’s Participation Network at City Hall this week, notably attended by Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor for Education & Childcare (r) and Sarah Wills, Vision for Young Londoners (second left)
The Peer Outreach Team is remarkable – it is formed in part by Peer Outreach Workers (POWs) a group that was set up in 2006 comprising young people from across the capital that help influence the Mayor’s policies. The POWs are made up of 30 young Londoners aged 15-25 years old from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. They are commissioned by the Mayor to engage, inspire and gather the opinions of other young people in the capital. Their work helps shape the policies, strategies and services.
And we’re delighted to say that they’re one of the more recent groups to engage with and throw their weight of support behind Team Margot and the work that we’re doing.
We have quite a lot planned for the coming months that involves the POWs and City Hall, so watch this space !
Together, saving lives
Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)