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Winchester-based charity goes national
12:30pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Winchester
A WINCHESTER-based charity has launched onto the national stage.
Fixers, an organisation that previously helped youngsters in the South on projects of their choice, will now help youths across the country, with their achievements highlighted on ITV news.
He said: "Fixers fire themselves up and they fire other people up. It's absolutely brilliant and I wanted to help them ever since I first got to know Fixers when I was a prospective MP.
Mr Brine added the Prime Minister was also a big supporter of the charity.
It has gone national thanks to a £7.2 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund, expanding into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and aims to work with a further 20,000 young people over the next three years.
The Fixers’ UK launch was also endorsed by celebrity supporters TV presenters Zoe Salmon and Ainsley Harriott.
Fixers is part of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) charity and chief executive Margo Horsley said: “Fixers started in 2008 as just an idea - an idea given a voice by some 7,000 young people over the past five years.
“They have reached thousands of people with their work, on a national stage as well as in and around where they live. They choose the full array of social and health issues facing society today and set about making their mark. We are now on our way to building a nation of Fixers.”