Cambridgeshire '17

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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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

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 young people who ‘give to others’.

The annual contest has over £1000

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