Through co-creating with us to bring about #WorkItOutLewisham, a platform designed to offer support and emotional wellbeing services to young people accross the London Borough of Lewisham, Riley Jhanji became part of the Latimer co-creator community.
We’ve watched Riley grow from strength to strength, working both in front of the camera, and behind it – shooting music videos for underground UK music talent and having his acting debut in PWITS – a film about the impact drugs have on communities.
Having recently run for Young Mayor of Lewisham, we were particularly excited to see Riley collaborating with high profile pals to raise awareness of his campaign.
People Just Do Nothing‘s Chabuddy G, Noveslist, Big Tobz and more spoke to encourage the young people of Lewisham to vote Riley.
On Facebook, the day before the election, Riley wrote a candidate speech to his followers:
“So , Voting day is this Wednesday (19.10.16) , i just wanna say thank you to everyone who has supported my campaign the whole journey. If your voting for me trust me it means a lot , but voting for me also means you want to help Lewisham become a better place with me. Thank you to everyone who has and is supporting me on this. If I win trust me it won’t be me who’s just won you also have. Tell your friends to vote Riley Jhanji on the 19.10.16 . And make sure you also vote Riley. Thank you , Let’s make a change. Riley Jhanji for Lewisham Young mayor.”
We’re looking forward to seeing what Riley comes up with next.
Photo credit: Lewisham Council