Who we are

Portrait photo of Maxine

Maxine Mccaffrey

Sounding Board Member

My name is Maxine, I am 30 years old have a 10-year-old daughter and I have lived in the St. Mellons area of Cardiff most of my life.

When I was younger my friends and I would regally use the local youth centre and community centre using the different services and activities available. I personally would go to as many dance classes possible street and hip hop and also tap and ballet, there was always something to get involved with. I have many fond memories growing up in St. Mellons however have seen over the years how parks have been taken away, youth centres knocked down, services being stretched meaning our children are facing many disadvantages so to be able to get involved with Common Wealth is something I am really passionate about.

A selfie of the Speakers Corner girls at the southbank centre underground skatepark, in front of some graffiti.