Amadeus (right) with MADE's CEO Blaise Singh during our community youth film-making session
Amadeus was first involved with our Saturday Multi-Sports sessions as a participant but has since progressed and has been supporting our MADE in HESTON WEST film club and has become an integral figure for our Big Local Youth Action Team. Amadeus is a multi-talented and extremely motivated young person – he can solve the Rubik's Cube in just under 2 minutes and has performed at the Royal Opera House! There is no stopping him, we are immensely proud to have him involved with the Heston West Big Local. Read his story below.
Why I Volunteer?
I volunteer because (after all my homework is finished) I don’t like just sitting around doing nothing.
I am a very active person. Heston West Big Local is a very fun organisation which gives you lots of opportunities. I attend this to make sure there is no time for me to mess around at home or do nothing all day, and I really enjoy attending and helping the community!
Amadeus (above) with the Heston West Big Local Youth Action crew
What have been my experiences?
I have been volunteering for a year now, and I have been involved with many activities. Some things I have been involved with are MADE in Heston West’s Filmmaking Club run by Blaise Singh, the Big Local Youth Social Action Team run by Taz Virdee, and many events run by Taz that help the community. Some of these include the community clean up day, where we went around the local area and picked up the litter and the community mural where we painted the Brabazon Community Centre. I have also been involved with the Political Summer school where we went on a trip to Parliament! Thanks to Taz, I have also spoken a speech in Parliament along with a few others.
Amadeus (right) working on our MADE in HESTON WEST knife crime awareness film in 2018.
What do I get out of volunteering?
From volunteering, I would say that I have been able to go through many new experiences, and without Taz, I wouldn’t be the person I am today! I think that the slogan “Bringing It All Together” is really true, as I have made many new friends and it has helped bring the whole community together! Many new skills have also come to me, as I remember coming into my first film-making session not knowing anything about cameras or editing, but thankfully Blaise and Taz have changed that now!