When I first met Gawain, I was struck straight away by his passion for education and dedication to fighting for a better and fairer society. He is not only a fantastic activist, but also an inspirational one. I definitely got more involved in union campaigns and activism because of him. As well as his infectious enthusiasm, another of Gawain’s strengths is his ability to listen, really listen, to the views and opinions of those around him and try to understand where they are coming from and why. He has the ability to make people feel they are being heard and that is because when they speak to Gawain, they are.
Daisy Maxwell, International Solidarity Officer, Tower Hamlets District