I love contributing to the community because it's not only fun but it's so satisfying to see smiles on the faces of people we've helped.My community and charity work involves being on the 2009-2011 Youth Board (DfE) - I took part in discussing policies with MPs inspired young people to get more involved by showing them benefits and engaged with them through questionares. As part of the school council my role is to actively listen to the suggestions of my form members. Also through my class I wrote to my local MP on our topic of poverty. Others were inspired to make a difference and did things like carry out surveys. I do a lot of charity work eg street collections for DEC cake sales visit care homes/hospitals and I ran the Race for Life with friends and family. I won a 2012 badge through school for my work. I hope to carry on my work and become a politician or MP!