Art therapy for autism sufferers organised by disadvantaged youngsters was hailed a success by Truro's MP last week.

Fixers is a charity that supports 16 to 25-year-olds throughout the UK to take action and change things for the better, addressing issues they feel strongly about.

Many have been through difficult times, and have used that experience to campaign on issues that matter to them, like being homeless, domestic abuse, or drink and drug misuse.

Cornish Fixer Alice Lobb, age 17, has been working to help young people with autism. Last week she organised an arts workshop where autism sufferers could participate in art therapy, and work on an art project.

MP Sarah Newton attended the workshop and said: "It was a privilege to meet with Alice and other Fixers volunteers and to hear more about the inspirational work they do.

‘"All too often we encounter negative stereotypes about young people - the work of Fixers demonstrate how false those stereotypes actually are.

"Volunteers like Alice are making a real difference to their communities, using their experiences and viewpoints to help change the lives of others for the better.

"I will continue to do all I can to support such valuable contributions to our society, and to work with people of all ages who want to give something back to the communities in which they live.’"