Regional radio presenter and charity CEO has joined HRH The Prince of Wales’ #iwill campaign as a trustee.
Former Bolton News & Bury Times Young Person of the Year and the Wireless Group’s Saeed Atcha has joined a campaign that aims to empower more 10-20 year olds to play their part in their communities through meaningful social action.
Saeed has been appointed onto the Board of Trustees of the #iwill campaign after being an ambassador for the programme since its inception in 2014. He has been described as someone who “demonstrates a strong commitment to social action through Xplode Magazine across Greater Manchester.”
Xplode Magazine was set up by Saeed when he was 15 years old studying at Ladybridge High School. He created Xplode because he felt that young people were seen far too negatively by adults. 5 years on, Xplode has developed from a magazine, into a training organisation and is a registered charity empowering thousands of young people to be the best they can be through giving them the opportunity to increase and inherit skills whilst increasing their employability chances.
Saeed said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve been chosen to fly the flag for young people! More than ever before, we’re ready to take on an active part in improving our communities and it really motivates me that a charity at the heart of creating opportunities for young people has young people on its board. I can’t wait to get stuck in!”
Charlotte Hill, CEO Step Up To Serve and the #iwill campaign said: “As a campaign that is seeking to engage more young people in social action it is vital that we involve them in all parts of our work. We are delighted to welcome Saeed and two other young Trustees to our board. Their input will be vital as we seek to grow the opportunities for young people to lead positive activity in their communities. Saeed already has great expertise and will be a real asset to the #iwill campaign.”