John Penrose MP’s Parliamentary Projects Team was set up to encourage local people between the age of 16 and 30 get involved in improving their community through social action projects and by supporting good causes.

The young people involved have in the projects team have done 10k runs dressed as superheroes for Children In Need, held a fundraiser for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, acted as marshals on Remembrance Sunday, helped cook food for Weston’s homeless, met with local figureheads such as the MP, Councillors and business people to discuss making Weston a better place to live and work, and much more besides.

“It’s given me the chance to do things I’d never have done otherwise. I’m really looking forward to helping run a Jobs Fair – it’ll really help people locally and look good on my CV.”
Tom Edwards

“Hearing about the amazing things that people are doing voluntarily to support our community, such as the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, made me even more determined to do my bit.”
Amelia Farr

“I’ve really enjoyed being part of a team, learning new skills and being able to give something back to my local area. It’s really good to be able to do something good and have dun at the same time!”
Jacob Leighton-Price

The things the Parliamentary Projects Team do look great on a CV or University application and there’s an opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge that range from vital for employers to quite niche, but always in demand. Just a few examples would be event organising with the jobs fair, cooking with winter warmth, fundraising with any of our Charity events, confidence that comes with talking to people at our Q&A sessions and so on.

For more information you can contact: Marc.Aplin@Parliament.UK