Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton met with local members of the charity project ‘Fixers’ in Truro last week.
Fixers is a charity which supports 16 to 25-year-olds throughout the UK to take action and change things for the better, addressing any issue they feel strongly about.
How each Fixer tackles an issue is up to them – as long as they benefit someone else. Fixers was founded in 2008 and is funded through the Big Lottery Fund. A Cornish Fixer, seventeen year old Alice Lobb has been working to help local young people with autism. Miss Lobb organised an arts workshop in Truro Library last week where young people with autism could participate in art therapy, and work on an art project.
Mrs Newton attended the workshop and commented:
‘‘It was a privilege to meet with Alice and other Fixers’ volunteers and to hear more about the inspirational work they do. ‘‘All too often we encounter negative stereotypes about young people- the work of Fixers’ volunteers demonstrate how false those stereotypes actually are. Volunteers like Alice are making a real difference to their communities, using their experiences and viewpoints to help change the lives of others for the better.
‘‘I will continue to do all I can to support such valuable contributions to our society, and to work with people of all ages who want to give something back to the communities in which they live.’’