Every voice really did count for the Team group from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London in partnership with Haringey Police Service who aimed to raise awareness of domestic violence for their community project.

Determined to raise awareness to as many people as possible, they created a powerful brand called Every Voice Counts, utilised social media, designed posters, t-shirts and wristbands, made and edited a film, designed and distributed leaflets, hosted community events and undertook fundraising. They also made links with organisations such as the Moneywise who are part of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Right from the start, the group knew that the project was highly ambitious and so developed a business plan and assigned roles such as project manager, fundraising manager and marketing manager, to ensure everything remained on track. Throughout the project, Team members were constantly trying new things, learning new skills and working together to ensure that a lasting legacy was created within the local community.

Rachel Hall, 17, says: 

This project really has done so much for me and I’ve started to believe in myself so much more. I now believe I can go on and do anything and hope to be an Olympic champion in the future.

“Team has helped me to turn my life around, and I’m now beating depression without medication,” adds Charley Lia, also 17. “I’ve now gained a place at college, am volunteering with the Scouts and would like to move into youth work in the future.”

These sentiments have been echoed by all the members who took part, who are rightly proud of everything they achieved.