The Reverse Riots message reaches the top – Prime Minister gets behind the campaign for positivity!
The last couple of weeks have seen an amazing response to the Reverse Riots campaign, with almost 3,000 young people and 25 celebrities taking a stand against negativity towards Britain’s youth.
The wave of activity has been so enormous, that it has been heard at the very highest levels.
Check out the message of support the campaign has received from Prime Minister David Cameron: “The riots last summer were a wake-up call for the country and I am determined that we will do everything we can to tackle the causes of the riots to ensure we never see scenes like that again. As we approach the first anniversary of the riots I’m pleased to see vInspired highlighting the good work that young people are doing in Britain and working with youth role models to encourage them to do something positive. Last summer over 8,000 young people took part in the National Citizen Service to give something back to their community and this year we’re extending that to give 30,000 young people the chance to get involved. It’s important to give all young people the chance to become involved in their community and do something positive so I wish vInspired every success in their campaign.”
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has also offered his support, saying: “We can’t turn back the clock on what happened in last year’s riots. But through all the scenes of destruction there were heartening signs of communities pulling together, and young people spoke loud and clear about how much they wanted to be a driving force in rebuilding what had been lost and strengthening neighbourhoods in the future. So we can and must look ahead and make sure that no young person gets left on the scrapheap. Young people are the next leaders of those communities and I’m delighted to see vInspired galvanising them and all of us around a positive campaign for change.”
We’ve also had some amazing support from celebs including Plan B, Paloma Faith and TOWIE’s Sam Faiers. And they are giving you the chance to know what it feels like to have thousands of adoring fans looking at your face, by donating their Twitter/Facebook profile pics to a Reverse Riots takeover on August 6, the anniversary of last year’s riots.
If you’re not already part of the movement, tell us about the good things you have to offer society today!
- Get a bit of paper
- Write a positive message about something you offer society (anything from “I volunteer” to “I’m friendly to my neighbours” – it’s all good!) along with the hashtag #reverseriots
- Take a picture of yourself holding your message
- Upload it to www.reverseriots.com
If you’ve already done it, this is not the end!
- Help us spread the word – tweet, retweet and join the debate by following @DoSomethingUK and using the hashtag #ReverseRiots. And don’t forget to post your pic and a link to www.reverseriots.com to Facebook
- Let all your friends, classmates, colleagues, even total randoms, sharing their messaged of positivity – and win prizes for your trouble! When you’ve uploaded your pic you will be sent a unique URL link. Get everyone you know uploading via that link, and the person who gets the most pics this week will win a Nokia Lumina 710 smart phone loaded with £15 credit!