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Herts Youth rock the Houses of Commons and say “Do something now!”

March 14, 2012

Report 3 from: 

  • All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group meeting
  • 7 March 2012
  • Jubilee Room at Houses of Commons

Hertfordshire-based FREdome Visionary Trust Youth Speakers Tara Gibbins-Klein and Toby Charles gave another rousing performance at our second debate on Operation OASIS.

Tara, 17, opened the event with her articulate speech on young people’s need to hear some good news about their future. She urged the assembled people to take note of the quality of the speakers who were ready to endorse of the OASIS proposition.

For more information about other speakers in the debate: Biographies – FREdome APPCCG 2012.

Toby Charles

Toby, 15, closed the two hour presentation without the aid of a script. He made a gutsy appeal to the audience to put forward their business cards so FREdome Visionary Trust could contact them for help.  He told everyone that it was time to stop looking at their PowerPoints and start acting in support of the OASIS project:

–          Donate money for further research

–          Support FREdome Volunteers who need to put food on the table for their families

–          Consider adopting the call centre services of CCP Network – the sole project sponsor

The St Albans children were not overawed by the audience which included corporate affairs and sustainability directors of some of the biggest businesses in the UK.  Greg Peachey is founder and chair of the FREdome Visionary Trust which has supported the OASIS project with voluntary activism since 2010.  He said;

“We are so grateful for Tara and Toby’s outstanding contributions to this event. When young people get up and speak in such an intimidating environment – people are more than ready to listen.

“We urge business leaders to follow up on their promises to talk to us about how supporting our venture could bring huge corporate responsibility gains – but also contribute to long term future market stability for their goods and services.”

This our second parliamentary debate was made possible by the CCPN network – a call centre service provider offering self employment opportunities to mature, disabled or redundant workers in the UK.

The CCP Network has pledged 1p in every £1 of profit to support our cause.


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