Q&A: My Redbridge - fundraising sensation Bella Field

PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 December 2018


This week, the Recorder spoke to Bella Field, one of this paper's former Young Citizen of the Year winners and a fundraising sensation who has received national acclaim for her charity work.

What is your connection with Redbridge?

I’ve lived in Redbridge since I was born, and my mum has lived in Redbridge her whole life.

What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?

It is a very friendly place and has a lot of nearby facilities that are easy to access such as, schools, cinemas round the corner, trains to get into London and shopping centres that I can go to with my friends.

What one thing would you change about the borough?

If I could change one thing it would have to be building a youth centre so, instead of teens hanging out on the streets their can be a place they can go.

Use three words to describe the borough.

Busy, Friendly, comfortable

Who is the most inspiring person you know?

I have quite a few people, one of them being the late Princess Diana.

She was such an amazing person always putting others before her and continuing to fundraise for big organisations.

She raised awareness for many illnesses and was so hard-working and determined.

She left behind a huge legacy that touched many people including me.

Despite the fact that I was born after she died, last year I received a Diana Award for all my fundraising efforts.

This highlighted and inspired me to be like her in the future

If you were made prime minister, what is the first law you would introduce?

I would make a law that more money is spent finding cures for life limiting illnesses. This would mean us taking a huge step towards extending young people’s lives.

If you were editor of the Recorder for one day, what would you focus on?

I would focus on young people’s ideas and views on certain things. Young people are the future so they should have an opinion on everything that is happening in the community they are living in today.

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