Christian Wakeford MP joins over 100 MP’s and Peer’s across the UK to support The APPG for Mentoring and The Diana Award’s ‘One Hour, One Young Person, One Parliamentarian’ mentoring campaign’ to mark National Mentoring Day 2020.
Young people are urgently seeking navigation in these particularly challenging times. Just one hour can generate new thoughts, challenge ideas and inspire change. On Friday 30th October Christian will be taking part in a virtual one hour mentoring session with a young person who has requested support and guidance through The Diana Award.
Christian Wakeford MP for Bury South said:
“I am very pleased to be taking part in National Mentoring Day this year and I am looking forward to spending an hour of my time this Friday speaking to one young person. I am sure this experience will be positive and both myself and the young person will be able to listen and learn from one another.”
The Diana Award is the Secretariat for The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mentoring and believes that mentoring is fundamental to breaking down the barriers of social mobility in the lives of vulnerable young people.
Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chair of the APPG for mentoring with Lord Michael Hastings says:
“I am delighted our first initiative has had such widespread cross-party support. By signing up to this campaign with The Diana Award Parliamentarians are making a stand alongside their peers to support mentoring. Mentoring is a two-way street and I’m equally looking forward to listening and learning from the young person I’m supporting.”
Tessy Ojo CBE, CEO of The Diana Award says:
“We are delighted with the overwhelming response from MP’s to support youth mentoring. We know that mentoring can be life-changing for a young person and enhances their future prospects. For a young person without a positive role model in their life, a mentor can be the voice that says ‘you can do it and this is how’ – words they may have never heard before.”