Eleanor Hendicott

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to live in an affluent area of the UK, where I was presented with many opportunities, but not everyone is as lucky as I was. I firmly believe that regardless of background, ethnicity or upbringing, all young people have a potential that can be realised with a little nurture and encouragement.

When I heard about StreetDoctors, during my 2nd year of university, I instantly knew I wanted to apply, joining in 2016. It was a unique opportunity to really make a difference to the community and lives of young people. After a year of teaching, fundraising and fun, I was delighted to become Birmingham team leader. I am immensely proud of my team (and all volunteers) for their tireless commitment, passion and dedication to ‘end youth violence’.