Thomas Stokes, affectionately known as TJ, grew up on the Canterbury estate in Bradford (BD5) which falls within the top 0.5% of national deprivation. In 2006, TJ was one of 7 young people to be involved in a football project run by Bradford Charity One in a Million. Since then, he has become an exemplary role model for young people from this area. He has since been a member of the Bradford Youth Parliament, and completed an apprenticeship with One in a Million, gaining him an NVQ in Activities Leadership and an FA qualification as a football referee. TJ is a vital member of the OIAM team, running afterschool play sessions in youth centres in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Bradford, including Canterbury and Bierley. TJ has also recently been accepted into the Manchester School of Acting, pursuing his lifelong dream of being a television actor.