Young Achiever - individual award
This award is for a young person who has achieved success in their chosen activity through dedication and hard work, or who has made a difference to their community or other individuals.
Sixteen year old Gabby has worked hard to support older and vulnerable residents in Knottingley during the coronavirus pandemic. She has given up her free time and worked over 30 hours a week as a volunteer at her local Morrisons store, alongside her mum, to support and supply food to those in the ‘at risk’ category. Gabby has helped to provide hundreds with food parcels and has been vital in bringing the community together during these hard times, whilst also adding to a workforce that was depleted due to the virus. She has gone above and beyond to help her local community, doing this out of the kindness of her heart because she wanted to help make a difference.
Jordan is a volunteer in the kitchens at Pinderfields Hospital where he ensures that the fridges are fully stocked for customers in the café as well as creating delicious and healthy protein pots for them to buy. Jordan has autism and has really moved out of his own comfort zone by volunteering at the hospital. By doing this, his confidence has grown, allowing him to take on more responsibility with his role. He works hard to make sure that all the cardboard and plastic is recycled correctly and finds ways to help save energy. He is kind and hardworking and a credit to the kitchen.
Nine year old Martha is our youngest achiever who has worked hard to raise over £1,000 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Leukaemia Research – The Reuben Tribute Fund in memory of her cousin who passed away from the disease. During lockdown, Martha worked hard to make 72 mini bobble hat keyrings in 72 hours, to help raise the money for this charity which is close to her and her families hearts. She has shown that you can create something positive from a sad situation and has worked hard to raise awareness within her local community.
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