A BRADFORD charity campaigner has won the backing of one of the city's most famous residents, television magician Dynamo.

Zeynab Ahmed is concerned that too many young people are struggling to find a career and believes opportunities are available for anybody regardless of their background.

With the support of Dynamo, who grew up on the Delph Hill estate in Wyke, she is encouraging young people to find their talent.

She said the performer was a shining example of someone who had turned their talent into success.

Miss Ahmed, who lives in Bradford, and Dynamo have filmed a video for the charity Fixers, which gives young people a voice. The film shows a little bit of his signature magic, while he encourages young people to believe in their own abilities.

"Young people need to believe in themselves no matter what sort of background they come from.

"They might think that they have no future but there are so many options for them. If they have a skill, it should be nurtured from a young age.

"They can then attend college or university, pursue an apprenticeship or even start a business.

"It’s important because they need to stand on their own two feet, look after their family and help the economy," said Miss Ahmed.

Dynamo said a person's background should not hinder their ability to archive great things.

"No matter what your culture, background, ethnicity, or even where you live, it doesn't matter and it can not stop you from achieving your dreams. That's what Fixers do, they work with people from all across the country - it doesn't matter where you're from or what people have told you that you can or can't do, Fixers shows you that there's a way to do it and you can achieve anything," he said.

Miss Ahmed said Dynamo appealed to everybody because he was an example of someone who has done well for himself.

"He has come from a similar background but he has worked hard. He is a fantastic role model for young people," she said.

She hopes the video will be widely shared on social media.

Fixers works with young people across the UK and provides them with resources to help them campaign on issues they feel strongly about.

The charity has helped more than 17,000 youngsters across the UK and aims to work with 70,000 young people by 2020.

Visit www.fixers.org.uk for more information.