"Only you can make the change"

Young people heard an amazing message of hope this week from Million Minutes Champion Margaret Mizen. "You can make a difference," she said, " and make your communities safe places. And you can help change the future of our society. You can make our society a peaceful place instead of an angry place." Three schools in Birmingham hosted Margaret Mizen for a brilliant roadshow to highlight Million Minutes as the schools' Lenten charity for 2012. St Augustine's Redditch, St Thomas More, Nuneaton and Bishop Walsh in Sutton Coldfield all welcomed the Mizens to hear about their inspiring work in South East London.

"It's been amazing to spend time with the young people of the Birmingham this week. I'm thrilled that so many young people will be staying silent this Lent for Million Minutes," said Danny Curtin, Million Minutes Trustee.

Schools interested in staying silent this Lent should check out our Resources page at millionminutes.org/resources

Margaret and Barry Mizen will join the Birmingham diocesan Million Minutes silent walk on Sunday 5 February at 2.45pm leaving from Newman Centre/ St Thoma of Canterbury Catholic Church, Haywood Drive, Tetenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8RF. Followed by Mass at 5.15. Margaret and Barry will also give a short talk. Details from Chris Walker: chrisxwalker@doctors.org.uk