Choosing Good Role Models in Identity

Check out these inspirational role-models who deserve to be recognised for their achievements.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence; who shows us it’s okay to be yourself! Pulling silly faces, tripping at the Oscars and generally putting her foot in her mouth, she is down-to-earth and refuses to change with fame. Not only is she our favourite Female hero, Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games, she also promotes how important a healthy body image is as well as supporting a variety of organisations like the Special Olympics, through the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation. 

I know I have arm pit fat, it's OK” – Jennifer at the SAG Awards

James and Oliver Phelps

James and Oliver Phelps seem to be made of gold, we know them for making us laugh as the Weasley twins in Harry Potter, but the good-deed duo also do a lot for charity. The twins have done a wide range of activites in aid of various charities including; raising money for RNLI lifeguards, skydiving for Cancer Research UK, the "3 Peak Challenge” and several celebrity football matches. 

Frankie Sandford

After revealing she had been treated in hospital for depression Frankie Sandford hopes to help raise awareness and get people talking, reducing the stigma and fear around mental health issues. In 2013 the Saturday’s singer became the youngest ever ambassador for the mental health charity Mind. As well as her work with Mind, Frankie and her bandmates have also helped raise money for several other charities including, Help for Heroes, Sport Relief, Comic Relief and many more. 

Andy Murray

Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray did more than win Wimbledon in 2013. After securing a third Queen’s Club title, Andy donated his £73,000 prize money to the Royal Marsden hospital. He also helped organise and played in a charity match immediately following the final to raise money. The London hospital was where his best friend, Ross Hutchins, was receiving treatment for cancer.

Jamal Edwards, 20 – SB.TV

Jamal started his own film company at the age of 16, just casually filming grime artists locally, and since then has grown to film most of the biggest artists in the music industry. SB.TV is a new, innovative and exciting, music and lifestyle media platform with a global reach.

Dirujan Sabesan, 19 – CreativeNerd

What started as a small online venture in 2009, is now recognised as a household name in the web design & development industry. With partners such as universal music group, Creative Nerd and its founders are an inspiration to young entrepreneurs.

Martha Payne, 11 – Mary’s Meals

In 2012, 9-year old Martha Payne from Lochgilphead started a blog which documented the awful school meals at her school. Her blog caught the attention of the media and celebrities like Jamie Oliver so Martha set up a Just Giving page to raise funds for Mary’s Meals, a charity which aims to “provide chronically hungry children with one meal every school day”. The appeal raised over £130,000.