Cambridgeshire '17

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Every finalist is a winner!

By Charlotte Elliott of Long Road Sixth Form College

When you hear the date “29th of November”, what do you think of? Buying a Christmas calendar? Getting out the decorations? Well, for a group of inspirational young people from Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, they had something very different on their minds. Coming together in the stunning St John’s College, 10 finalists of the Oscar-style YOPEY awards celebrated each other’s amazing acts of selflessness watched on by guests such as the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and the High

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Jess Nix, 19

Wins £100 including £50 for Fusion youth club

To buy location photographs in See More left see bold paragraph below. For photos from the awards ceremony see Gallery pages

(This report is from the script read out on the night. For atmosphere we leave in the stage directions)

LET’S HEAR IT FOR JESSICA NIX!

A young woman is a young carer to her family and helps run a youth club almost every day of the week.



Despite severe family pressures Jessica Nix volunteers

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Darrius Pearson, 16

Wns £100 including £50 for Little Miracles

To buy location photographs in See More left see bold paragraph below. For photos from the awards ceremony see Gallery pages

(This report is from the script read out on the night. For atmosphere we leave in the stage directions)

GIVE IT UP FOR Darrius Pearson!

An autistic teenager helps out at his Peterborough school and fundraises for the charity that helped him. He particularly helps other pupils with special needs. 




Darrius Pearson

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Sophie Frear, 16

Won £100 including £50 for MIND

To buy location photographs in See More left see bold paragraph below. For photos from the awards ceremony see Gallery pages

(This report is from the script read out on the night. For atmosphere we leave in the stage directions)

PLEASE PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR OUR FIRST FINALIST – SOPHIE FREAR!

A talented teenager helps others through music and reading.

Sophie Frear dedicates much of her spare time to helping vulnerable teenagers while also tutoring

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