Our prolific #theglovesareon Team are calling on everyone who cares about our young people’s future to support our call for a life changing petition.
We are demanding the introduction of our targeted Wellbeing Sessions in all schools delivered by credible professionals with actual ‘lived in experience.’
Our sessions, which we have started in Cardiff, Wales offer a holistic, joined up, multi-agency approach and have proved life-changing for some young people. These sessions add value to existing work, prepare for the changes due in 2020, and provide new and creative ways of helping our young people.
Our core team, Soraya Kelly, Elinor Jenkins, Jane Oeppen, Seline Ludvigsen and Sue Vincent-Jones – supported by our dedicated and loyal wider crew, have already started these sessions in Cardiff.
Soraya said: “I’m degree qualified in youth work and was brought up in similar environment’s to the young people in communities where violence, drugs and unemployment is the norm. Having positive role models who have turned their lives around as I have, is key! As well as people who care and really understand a situation. I have personal experience within my family being torn apart due to knife crime as well as family members in and out of jail, unemployment and unable to break the cycle due to victim status.”
This latest project is another new initiative from the #glovesareon Campaign which was started by brave cancer survivor Soraya to raise awareness.
Its success has led to a huge impact and has now led to Soraya and Team, being recognised as credible professionals who are expert in the joined up multi-agency approach.
They are now delivering WellBeing Sessions – another new direction!
Soraya added: “Thank you to all those who have supported us, #glovesareon and the Soraya Kelly Foundation goes from strength to strength. Please continue your sterling efforts by giving us your thoughts on our petition idea on our social media.”
Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist. She blogs about Barry – and her life in the wider world, through the eyes of a, quirky and queer, local girl done good.
As Chair of #TheGlovesAreOn Sue promotes the work of the Charity, who are passionate about making a difference for our children and young people through education. And is also both LGBTQ Lead, and Communications Advisor, for the collective.