Cian became an #iwill Ambassador in 2016 when she was 17. She is from Hawick, Scottish Borders.
"Often it can be really hard for young people in social action, as some adults don’t take us seriously. But my granny showed me that your age and gender should never be a barrier to your goals. My social action started with fundraising with my Guide unit at the age of 10, and I quickly decided that I wanted to help fund activities for young girls in my area."
"It’s often difficult for young people who live in rural areas to participate in social action, but I managed to get involved in my local area. I was part of a young working group during the Vision 2014 local heritage project in Hawick, and alongside training to be a Young Leader with my local Guides, I’m a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament and I form part of a volunteer group which organises an awards ceremony for young people in the Scottish Borders."
Organisations Cian has participated with:
You can follow Cian on Twitter here: @CianGullen