My teenage years were the Thatcher years. I was from a working class family and my Dad was a public service worker. It is so unjust that people have to fight to work and fight for justice! For me, both these two are essential elements of a civilised society and yet during the 1980s neither were prevalent for hard working families.
- Nelson Mandela for his power to forgive even the most oppressive of people.
- Steve Prescott for fighting for others when he had a very personal battle of his own
- Anne Williams and the families of the Hillsborough victims for their dignity, integrity and determination to take on the establishment and find truth and justice. Anne proved to everyone that a mother’s love is a forced to be reckoned with and my boys know that too.
- Wesley Charles for his outlook on life, his positivity and for his ability to understand now what I didn’t work out until in my forties!!