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Molly Dixon

Molly Dixon

I’m currently a student at Coventry University, having previously studied at the Grimsby Institute. I have been involved in charity work since I began to walk, its a huge part of my life. I have been involved with WEDay/Free The Children since I was at school. Through volunteering I have come across some amazing opportunities! These include representing WEDay at national press conferences as well as taking part in a life changing volunteering scholarship trip to India. I am so passionate about the charity work I do and I truly believe that anyone can make a difference to the world no matter their age or background! I want to give the young people of my area the same opportunities that I have been given.

Why I think outside just the UK

Hey my name is Molly! I’m currently a student at the Grimsby Institute. I have been involved in charity work since I began to walk, its a huge part of my life. I have been involved with WEDay/Free The Children since I was at school.

‘Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner. In Canada, the US, and the UK, WE Day and WE Schools are initiatives of Free The Children that educate and empower young people. WE Schools is a yearlong educational program that nurtures compassion in students and gives them the tools to create transformative social change. And WE Day is a series of stadium-sized events that celebrate youth making a difference in their local and global communities.’

Through my work with WEDay I have organised regional events called ‘MiniWEDay’ an event that was created to inspire and motivate young people to volunteer and get involved in their local community. Through these events I hope to inspire the young people of my area to create local and global impacts!

Through volunteering I have come across some amazing opportunities! These include representing WEDay at national press conferences as well as taking part in a life changing volunteering scholarship trip to India. Volunteering abroad has a huge impact on students! It gives them the opportunity to learn new skills, develop knowledge of the challenges faced by other countries, and to understand the impact of social action. Not only are you completely immersed in a new culture, but you also learn a lot about yourself as a person too. Travelling empowers you to take on new challenges, you realise you can do things you never thought were possible.

Volunteering shows that you are hardworking and dedicated to creating change, the experience gained through volunteering sets you apart and is one of the reasons that I have confirmed a place at Coventry University. I have also become involved in Counting Hope, this was through working with Andy Green on previous projects. It’s great to be able to see a group of people create change about things that they are passionate about.

I am so passionate about the charity work I do and I truly believe that anyone can make a difference to the world no matter their age or background! I want to give the young people of my area the same opportunities that I have been given.

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