Congratulations to Dev 10BEM who switched on Leicester’s famous Diwali Lights on Belgrave Road – Golden Mile in front of over 40,000 people for the 2nd consecutive year. Dev was selected to do this because of his extraordinary contributions to the local community and in large national campaigns. Dev has spent hundreds of hours of his own time even during holidays volunteering for activities and events for the Youth community of Leicester and Leicestershire and representing the views of young people in the city. Most notably Dev has written a report on Child Poverty which was read by then Prime Minister Theresa May. This is still resulting in changes to the government’s approach on school food and poverty. As well as going to 10 Downing Street, he also appeared on the One Show.
Over the past 6 months, Dev has been working closely with Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver on launching his high profile campaign, BiteBack2030, to shine a spotlight on children’s health. Dev is part of the Youth Advisory Group for Bite Back 2030 which is a new non-profit organization founded by chef and campaigner, Jamie Oliver, philanthropist Nicolai Tangen, and World Food Prize winner Lawrence Haddad, which aims to work with young people at its heart. It has a bold mission – to achieve a world where every child has the opportunity to be healthy no matter where they live. On the 3rd of October, Dev helped launch BiteBack2030 campaign to over 200 celebrities, business leaders and market leaders. He is working with a formidable team of celebrities including co-founder, chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, model David Gandy, food writer, Melissa Hemsley, England footballer Chris Smalling, YouTube star Mia Fizz and A&E Doctor and former Love Island contestant Dr. Alex George. Well done Dev on demonstrating all things #Rushey123!