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.
Jordan from Knottingley is autistic and continues to push himself out of his comfort zone by volunteering in the kitchens at Pinderfields Hospital. He ensures the fridges are fully stocked and creates delicious protein pots for patients. He has now extended his volunteering stint and also helps at the local Community Shop. Since his mum’s recent epilepsy diagnosis, he has taken responsibility for calling an ambulance for her and helped to make sure she is safe and taking her medication. During lockdowns, Jordan also helped his elderly neighbours by doing housework and keeping them company to prevent social isolation during a difficult time.
21-year-old Jessica from Fitzwilliam is someone who never puts herself first, she is always there to help and support others. She often helps older neighbours by carrying their shopping to their door and taking their bins out. Recently, when an elderly gentleman had fallen down the stairs, she called an ambulance and sat with him until it arrived to make sure he was okay. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Jessica as she helps her small community by doing the little things that really make a big difference to people.
Alba is a little girl on a mission to make the world a cleaner, safer and happier place. Seven-year-old Alba is our youngest achiever who tackled her own lockdown anxiety by going out on litter picks each day around Pontefract with her mum. She collected hundreds of bags of rubbish and painted hundreds of rocks for the Orchard Head COVID-19 rock snake. Alba still wanted to do more and has taken part in fundraising walks for the Samaritans and Andy’s Man Club, walking over 240 miles and helping to raise thousands of pounds to support mental health charities. She is a shining star with a huge desire to make a difference, inspiring many others to get involved, overcoming her own barriers by getting involved in so many new things.
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