NICHOLAS NIKIFOROU_

Legacy Award Holder

NICHOLAS’S STORY_

Nicholas was born with a large congenital melanocytic nevus. This is classified under the Disability Act and medical terminology as ‘disfigurement’ with Nicholas strongly disagrees with, advocating for facial equality. He is passionate about promoting that ‘it is what is on the inside that counts’.

In addition to campaigning for facial equality, Nicholas has raised funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital where he has received treatment since infancy.

After watching the film It’s A Wonderful Life Nicholas immediately connected with its message; that people can have impact on others through the smallest gestures. This, alongside his passion for art and helping other influenced his card initiative.

Nicholas prints hundreds of his own art pieces onto postcards which he physically hands out to the public to advocate for kindness and equality.

Nicholas considers Princess Diana his role model and lives by her quote ‘do what your heart tells you.’ His heart has encouraged him to spread the message, ‘even if you look different you should be proud of who you are’.

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