Aged 15, Anna was accepted as a volunteer Journalist with ‘First News’, where she educated over 2,000,000 young readers on the core social issues affecting them most. Through this, Anna was invited to become a National Ambassador for the NSPCC and Childline, where she raised awareness and campaigned on issues affecting young people most, including child safeguarding, online safety and mental health support.
Anna has worked with many non-profit organisations to spearhead their campaigns, run youth workshops, spoken at conferences to hundreds of people and discussed the most pertinent issues affecting young people in society on radio and TV. Notably, Anna delivered a speech in the House of Commons about the importance of mental health provisions and was an active member in the Duke of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying.
As a result of her avid campaigning work, Anna was recognised as the UK Prime Minister’s 1050th Point of Light, and was awarded by the NSPCC as being their Outstanding Young Volunteer of the Year in London and the South East.
She is now launching a programme for more young people to access volunteering opportunities on a local and national scale. Anna believes that “everyone has a voice and the power to change the world — but it is your sole responsibility to use it’.