I’m delighted to be supporting the latest campaign from the wonderful Anne Frank Trust UK – Thirteeen in 13 (www.13in13.org.uk). Like all the best ideas, it’s as simple as it is powerful. 70 years before social media, a 13 year old girl changed the way we see our world forever. Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most famous and widely read books in the world. Now it’s your chance to make your opinions felt. If you are resident in the UK and aged 13 at any time in 2013, the Trust wants you to write a letter to the Prime Minister and tell him what would make a better Britain for young people. You can submit your letter via the website. The deadline for entries has just been extended to June 21st. Already, the campaign is receiving powerful letters on a wide range of subjects, from bullying and body issues to banning shisha pens and puppy farms and setting up a teenage board to work with the government on teenage issues. Don’t miss your chance to air your own opinion. At the end of the campaign, a team of us (including fellow authors Chris Bradford, Cathy Cassidy and Francesca Simon as well as actor Daniel Roche) will choose 13 of the letters to be presented to Prime Minister David Cameron. Sections of the letters will also be published in The Times newspaper.

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