My name is Kadie-Ann. I am 16 years of age and on the Burngreave Youth Council (YCB). We are here to help our community and help put back the good in our area which is known for drugs, teenage pregnancy, underachievement and violence.
A lot of people around Sheffield have a lot of prejudices and stereotype us people of Pitsmoor. Those sorts of people just see the bad points of our area but we know there are good skills and qualities hidden and which need to be recognised.
Making a difference
I was invited to No.10 Downing Street by Sheffield MP Richard Caborn and Prime Minister Gordon Brown to attend a reception on 16th January. This opportunity to represent our community shows we have the potential to do well and have been recognised by the Prime Minister.
When I spoke to Mr Brown, we discussed what we can do to help the poor children of India. We have agreed to fundraise and make people more aware of what’s happening around the world. By doing this we can show Gordon that we are capable of helping others and ourselves. We need help from the local community to do this and will advertise events soon. Come along with family and friends to help make a difference.
We should all be about unity and sticking together. We are one area and without togetherness it will be hard to make a difference. Everybody deserves a chance to do better and achieve their aspirations. I hope you do this and prove all the people wrong that have negative thoughts about Pitsmoor.
For more information on fundraising for India call 272 3628.