Natasha has been a member of Rochford District Youth Council for over 5 years and chair for 3 years, as well as sitting on other committees including Essex Youth Scrutiny Committee for 2 years and Young Essex Assembly for 4 years - she has given well over a thousand voluntary hours representing young people in her local community. She is so passionate about making Rochford and Essex a better place for young people, wider community and future generations. She has managed and delivered conferences for young people, band nights promoting safe drinking for young people, mystery shopped local NHS facilities to ensure they treat young people fairly, written reports for local CYPSP's about young people and the affects drugs and alcohol have around sexual health. Natasha is always putting others first and has volunteered so much of her time whilst doing her exams and studying, she has kept Rochford Youth Council alive and ensured that it is promoted and tried to give young people a positive name and challenges the stereotype that all young people are yobs. She truly deserves this opportunity to recognise all of her voluntary efforts and commitment over the last 5 years. Natasha is very modest and is so selfless, she is always supporting events and where ever she goes promotes the good work the youth council has done and gives young people a stronger voice locally!