Cambridgeshire '17

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Here is a selection of the entries in this YOPEY... Do you know someone like them? Then nominate!

 

Articles reproduced from newspapers and websites with thanks to Peterborough Telegraph, Cambridge News, Cambridge Independent, Hunts Post, Cambridgeshire Times, Wisbech Standard, Fenland Citizen, Ely Standard and theirs and others websites. 



 

Morgan loses both parents but soldiers on

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A girl who lost her dad to cancer and her mum to alcoholism is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

Fourteen-year-old Morgan Carter was a carer to her mum before she died, and now helps her grandparents look after her little sister. She also volunteers at school.

Now Morgan been nominated for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or ‘YOPEYs’ –

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Carer Jake overcomes fear to fundraise

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While most 16-year-olds are out and about with their friends, learning to put distance between themselves and their parents, Jake David is at home helping his parents to look after his siblings.

This is because three out of four of his siblings have ‘issues’. He has one brother with autism, another with suspected ADHD and the youngest has Down’s syndrome.

Now Jake is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’

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Victoria's victory over fundraising mountain

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A young woman who seized the opportunity to climb Africa’s tallest mountain to raise money for children fighting the disease that killed her mother is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

At the age of 15 Victoria Stevens lost her mum Gillian to cancer. Last year, aged 21, she climbed Mount Kilmanjaro in Tanzania in aid of World Child Cancer, which supports children with cancer

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Netball player Isobel scores a YOPEY entry

A teenager from Cambridgeshire who has been instrumental in helping to coach youngsters to play netball is in a competition that hails the “giving to others” of the county’s younger generation.

Isobel Pigg plays for Loughborough Lighting Under 17s, St Neots Netball Club, JMs in Wellingborough, her county team plus the Northamptonshire county side.

But the 16-year-old, from Kimbolton Road, in St Neots, still finds the time to help out with coaching at her village club, where her mother Amanda is the coach, and at school.

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Thomas helps mum on road to recovery

A teenage boy from Cambridgeshire helps care for his mother who suffered a rare paralysing illness is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of the county’s younger generation.

Thomas O’Reilly, from St Neots Road, in Eaton Ford, near St Neots, came to the aid of his mother Amanda Gough when she developed the very rare spinal condition Cauda Equina Syndrome

“In my care the nerves in my spine burst through sections of the bone and shattered a disc causing the loss of mobility in my right leg. And I could not

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Youngest police cadet is unit leader

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A Fenland teenager who has been voted head police cadet for helping others is in a competition that hails the ‘giving to others’ of Cambridgeshire’s younger generation.

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Calvert lives and goes to school in March and is head police cadet of the 23-strong unit in Wisbech.

Now he has been nominated by his unit commander for the LifePlus Young People of the Year awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars for

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