David Gustave, an employee of Kids Company, a south London charity dealing with vulnerable inner-city children, spoke exclusively to Left Foot Forward about why he was at Labour conference:
“I was here to speak earlier, on the subject of how we create cohesive communities. I believe that’s done through building blocks that I was given in my early life: education, health and wealth creation.
“I’m a child of Thatcher so I’m still scarred by that. It took me 25 years to get over that psycologically, emotionally and materially so I don’t want people to go through what I went through, honestly that wasn’t very nice. I was lucky enough to survive, I was lucky enough to gain privilege but I think people should have more than just kindness they should have a structure that allows people to blossom.
“I remember being in the dark…”
Gustave was described by the Independent as one of the “100 people who make Britain a better and a happier place to live.”
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