Day 323- Amy, 20, Wemyss Bay

Amy studies journalism at Strathclyde uni and volunteers with her local hospice and has helped numerous children’s charities in Inverclyde. Amy is one of this year’s finalists for the YS Awards.


Which young Scot inspires you?
I am inspired by all of the young people that I have worked with at Friends4Ever club, despite their disabilities they all achieve and overcome so much.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Wherever you go in Scotland, whether it be sitting on a train, standing in a bus stop or even in the line at the supermarket, everyone is super friendly. Growing up in Scotland this is a quality I’ll be happy to take with me wherever I go.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
Older people were once young people and younger people look to older people for inspiration. Don’t tar all young people with the same stick- one bad thing doesn’t reflect all people.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement is raising £15000 for charity- one part of this wwas raising money for Connor Simpson to get an OrcCam. Also I have raised money for Ardgavan Hospice, Friends4Ever, Eileen McCallum Trust and Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I want to give Scottish young people a chance and a voice; everyone deserves to have the best start in life and we should all help to make this happen.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Being kind does not have to be prompted- if we all do something good in life, big or small, Scotland would be a much happier place. It is cool to be kind.

If Amy’s story has inspired you, why not share it on social media using the hashtag #MyStory365 or visit the ‘Get Involved’ section to share your own story!

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