“I felt like I was actually making a difference”

By Matthew Broderick, who recently did work experience at the For Jimmy office

I first heard about For Jimmy when I was at school and Margaret came to visit explaining the Peace Cloth and who Jimmy was. The assemblies were really engaging and putting my hand on Jimmy’s Peace Cloth really felt like I was helping and making a change in our community.

“I felt like I was actually making a difference and giving back to my community, meeting the young advisors and then being there as they announced the new Young Mayor of Lewisham.”

I got some work experience with Lewisham Young Mayor’s Team — helping with the elections. I felt like I was actually making a difference and giving back to my community, meeting the young advisors and then being there as they announced the new Young Mayor of Lewisham.

I spent two of my days at For Jimmy in Hither Green. Everyone there was so welcoming, making the atmosphere feel very comfortable and relaxed for an office. I was ready to accept any work they gave me — I wanted to help as much as I could. My first job was to make a list of schools in Lambeth and Southwark. Although work might be tedious at times, the outcome of feeling helpful and appreciated is always worth it! At lunchtimes I went next door to the very beautifully designed Café of Good Hope, (part of For Jimmy) and ate one of the best bacon sandwiches I have ever had and met some of the kindest workers!

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