Cambridge: Ex Homeless Man Could Win £10,000
A man who slept rough in Cambridge for 10 years and now makes films with homeless people could be about to win a £10,000 prize for the project.
Toby Peters is a finalist in the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Award 2011. The national award gives people the chance to win funding for projects which use digital technology to make a difference in the community. Winners are voted for by the public, and voting closes on 13th of November.
Toby runs his project at FLACK in Cambridge which is a charity which helps homeless people offering 'training, support and a voice to people who are often overlooked; and so helps to rebuild their self-esteem and break the cycle of homelessness.' FLACK produces a magazine written by and produced by homeless people. Find out more about FLACK here
People can vote for the nominees online, you can vote for Toby Peters here
Watch some of the people involved in Toby's films saying why they think you should vote for him.
Please be aware some of the films made as part of this project contain swearing, and therefore not be suitable for a young audience.