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Fixers - making a difference in your community

Fixers is a special project for young people to help make their community a better place. Photo: Public Service Broadcasting Trust

A new series of special reports are being screened on Anglia Tonight 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.

In the past Fixers have dealt with sensitive issues such as homophobia and teenage depression as well as life in care, finding things for young people to do to keep them off the streets and cutting food miles but getting people to shop locally

The video below is a reminder of what Fixers is all about.

There is more information including details of how to get involved on the Fixers website.

Two young Fixers organised a unique festival to stop discrimination against young people in Harwich.

Kaitlin Trenerry (16) and Kieran Hutchence (17), both from Harwich, decided to hold a festival to celebrate the variety of talented young people across their town after they became concerned about how young people are stereotyped for wearing hoodies.

“We noticed that young people are struggling to escape the stereotype of being trouble makers, especially if they wear hoodies. Also Harwich lacks things for young people to do, so we wanted to bring the town together to raise moral and show the creativity of young people in the town.”

– Kaitlin Trenerry - Fixer

The festival included a number of stalls and stands from cakes, to crafts, and even a snake display.

There were a range of live bands at the event, and ITV Xtra Factor host and popstar Olly Murs left a message of support for the Fixers.

“Overall, the festival was such a great event,” said Kieran.

“We managed to do what we set out to do, creating a great, creative atmosphere for whole mix of people at the festival, young and old.”

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