ITV Fixers

A series of special reports are being screened on ITV News Anglia covering the work of Fixers. They're the often courageous and always inspiring young people aiming to make a difference in their community with their own special projects.

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Fixers: Spreading the anti-smoking message

Fixers gives young people a voice.

A Suffolk teenager has launched a campaign aimed at stopping young people taking up smoking.

Toby Jeffrey, who is 16 and from Bury St Edmunds, was appalled to find there were more than 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette - including rat poison.

Nearly 20,000 children in our region will take up smoking this year, according to anti-smoking campaigners.

Toby has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to reach children with a tough message.

Watch his film below and click here to find out more about Fixers.

Fostered teens encourage others to overcome their fears

Around 6,500 children in our region are in care, many with families who're trying to make them feel at home. But it can be an uneasy relationship.

In this month's update from ITV Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - we hear from two girls who over-came their own mistrust, and are now encouraging other cared-for children to embrace their new lives.

For information about ITV Fixers visit the website.

If you are a young person living with a foster family and would like some help or advice, visit the charity Barnardo's website.


Music speaks volumes for choir of disabled people

It's said that music is the universal language so it can be a precious connection to the world when you have difficulty communicating.

Now Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - has helped a young woman from Mildenhall in Suffolk set out to make connections to those around her with a few songs.

16-year-old Courtney Reeve has set up a choir for people with disabilities.

Click below to watch Courtney's film and click here to find out more about Fixers.

ITV Fixers start theatre company

At more than 18 per cent, youth unemployment in the region is two-and-a-half times the national average of around 7 per cent.

Now a group of youngsters from Norfolk are tackling what they see as a Catch 22 for young people - prospective employers want candidates with experience, but young people can't get experience without a job.

With the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - they created their own job opportunities by starting a theatre company.

ITV Fixers report on tackling homophobia

They faced abuse and name-calling at school... now a group of gay and lesbian young people from Norwich have come up with a novel way of tackling homophobia.

In this month's update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - they are giving others an insight into how it feels like to be bullied because of your sexuality and hope their story will make a difference.

You can find out more about Fixers and other projects they have done here.


Saving teenage drivers from being killed on the roads

One young person dies on the roads in the ITV Anglia region every fortnight and one suffers life changing injuries every day and a half. The road safety charity Brake says road accidents are the biggest killer of those aged between fifteen and twenty-four.

Fixers - the campaign that helps young people make a difference - has filmed an extraordinary young woman from King's Lynn who hopes that, by telling her own story, she can help prevent further loss of life.

To find out more about Jordan Bone's campaign or the Fixers project go to the Fixers website.

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